Free Online Book: iPhone iOS 4 Development Essentials

Free Online Book: iPhone iOS 4 Development Essentials

Free 350 page online book “iPhone iOS 4 Development Essentials” from Techotopia. Beginning with the basics, this book provides an overview of the iPhone hardware and the architecture of iOS 4. An introduction to programming in Objective-C is provided followed by an in-depth look at the design of iPhone applications and user interfaces.


More advanced topics such as file handling, database management, graphics drawing and animation are also covered, as are touch screen handling, multitasking, iAds integration, location management, local notifications, camera access and video playback support. The aim of this book, therefore, is to teach you the skills necessary to build your own apps for the iPhone.

Table of Contents

  • The Anatomy of an iPhone 4
  • The iOS 4 Architecture and SDK Frameworks
  • The iPhone iOS 4 Cocoa Touch Layer
  • The iPhone iOS 4 Media Layer
  • The iPhone iOS 4 Core Services Layer
  • The iPhone iOS 4 Core OS Layer
  • Installing Xcode and the iOS 4 SDK
  • Creating a Simple iPhone iOS 4 App
  • Testing iOS 4 Apps on the iPhone – Developer Certificates and Provisioning Profiles
  • The Basics of Objective-C Programming (iOS4 iPhone)
  • The Basics of iPhone iOS 4 Object Oriented Programming in Objective-C
  • An Overview of the iPhone iOS 4 Application Development Architecture
  • Creating an Interactive iOS 4 iPhone App
  • Writing iOS 4 Code to Hide the iPhone Keyboard
  • Understanding iPhone iOS 4 Views, Windows and the View Hierarchy
  • OS 4 iPhone Rotation, View Resizing and Layout Handling
  • Creating an iOS 4 iPhone Multiview Application using the Tab Bar
  • Creating a Simple iOS 4 iPhone Table View Application
  • Creating a Navigation based iOS 4 iPhone Application using TableViews
  • Using the UIPickerView and UIDatePicker Components in iOS 4 iPhone Applications
  • An iOS 4 iPhone UIPickerView Example
  • Working with Directories on iOS 4 (iPhone)
  • Working with Files on iOS 4 (iPhone)
  • iOS 4 iPhone Directory Handling and File I/O – A Worked Example
  • iOS 4 iPhone Data Persistence using Archiving
  • iOS 4 iPhone Database Implementation using SQLite
  • An Example SQLite based iOS 4 iPhone Application
  • Working with iOS 4 iPhone Databases using Core Data
  • An iOS 4 iPhone Core Data Tutorial
  • An Overview of iOS 4 iPhone Multitouch, Taps and Gestures
  • An Example iOS 4 iPhone Touch, Multitouch and Tap Application
  • Detecting iOS 4 iPhone Touch Screen Gesture Motions
  • Drawing iOS 4 iPhone 2D Graphics with Quartz
  • An iOS 4 iPhone Graphics Drawing Tutorial using Quartz 2D
  • Integrating iAds into an iOS 4 iPhone App
  • An Overview of iOS 4 iPhone Multitasking
  • Scheduling iOS 4 iPhone Local Notifications
  • Getting iPhone Location Information using the iOS 4 Core Location Framework
  • An Example iOS 4 iPhone Location Application
  • Accessing the Camera and Photo Library from an iOS 4 iPhone Application
  • An Example iOS 4 iPhone Camera Application
  • Video Playback from within an iOS 4 iPhone Application
  • Basic iOS 4 iPhone Animation using Core Animation
  • Playing Audio on an iPhone using AVAudioPlayer (iOS 4)
  • Recording Audio on an iPhone with AVAudioRecorder (iOS 4)
  • Detecting when an iPhone Headphone or Docking Connector is Unplugged (iOS 4)

Book Details

Author(s): Techotopia
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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