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iPhone SDK Development--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf

October 21, 2009

Raleigh, NC—Developers don't get excited about much these days. The latest point-release of their favorite language or library just isn't that exciting. But every so often, something comes along that changes the game--and gets everyone excited.

Apple's iPhone and App Store has changed the game, and created today's most remarkable mobile communications platform. Now you can jump into iPhone application development, the Pragmatic way, with iPhone SDK Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $38.95 USD).

Packed with useful examples, this book will give you both the big-picture concepts and the everyday "gotcha" details that developers need to make the most of the beauty and power of the iPhone OS platform.

Authors Bill Dudney and Chris Adamson will take you through the XCode IDE, and show you how to build your app and deploy it onto your own device for testing. You'll learn how to develop your user interface using Interface Builder, and master the iPhone's unique user interface components, including tables, tab bars, navigation bars, and the multi-touch interface.

Connect your iPhone to the outside world with networking and to other phones with Bonjour and Game Kit, and explore Core Data and first-class support for images, animation, audio, and video. You'll see how to make use of the iPhone's unique mobile APIs, like geolocation, Map Kit, the compass, and the motion-sensing accelerometer.

With more than 50 sample programs (updated for iPhone SDK 3.0), explorations of the big picture, and an eye to the little details that you'll need, iPhone SDK Development goes beyond basic developer docs to help you succeed on today's most important mobile platform.

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Chris Adamson is an author, editor, and developer specializing in iPhone and Mac.

Bill Dudney is a software developer and entrepreneur currently building software for the Mac. Bill started his computing career on a NeXT cube with a magneto-optical drive running NeXTStep 0.9. Over the years, Bill migrated into the Java world, where he worked for years on building cool enterprise software. But he never forgot his roots and how much fun it was to write software that did cool things for normal people. Bill is back to AppKit to stay. You can follow him on his blog at bill.dudney.net/roller/objc.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for iPhone SDK Development.

iPhone SDK Development
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Bill Dudney, Chris Adamson
ISBN: 9781934356258, 350 pages,
Book Price: $38.95 USD, £29.99 GBP

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