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The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook: Expanded Electronic Edition: Essentials and Advanced Recipes for iOS Programmers by Erica Sadun

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17. Connecting to the Address Book

In addition to standard user interface controls and media components that you’d see on any computer, the iOS SDK provides a number of tightly focused developer solutions specific to iOS delivery. Among the most useful of these is the Address Book framework, allowing you to programmatically access and manage the contacts database. This chapter introduces the Address Book and demonstrates how to use its frameworks in your applications. You read about accessing information on a contact-by-contact basis, how to modify and update contact information, and how to use predicates to find just the contact you’re interested in. This chapter also covers the GUI classes that provide interactive solutions for picking, viewing, ...

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