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Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours by John Ray, Sean Johnson

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Hour 12. Creating Simple Multiview Applications with Toolbars

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Why applications use multiple views and view controllers

How to create a multiview application from scratch

The role of toolbars in the iPhone UI

Ways to customize the appearance of toolbar buttons

The iPhone SDK gives us plenty of capabilities for creating amazing applications with user interfaces that rival (and frequently surpass) desktop counterparts. What the iPhone lacks, however, are the multiple windows that traditional applications take advantage of. Instead of making everything visible onscreen in a window or tool palette, iPhone applications must be very conservative about what they display—showing only the tools needed ...

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