iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps

This popular cookbook, thoroughly updated in response to reader requests and new developments in iOS 5, helps you solve the vexing, real-life issues you’re likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. This edition contains more than 100 new recipes, each providing a clear solution and sample code that you can use right away.

The focus of this book is to teach you how to write iOS apps, whether they’re as simple as a music player or as complex as an app that mixes animations, graphics, multimedia, database, and cloud storage. You’ll learn about iCloud, Automatic Reference Counting, storyboarding, Interface Builder, creating ad-hoc and simulator builds, provision profiles, graphics, animations, Grand Central Dispatch, Operations and Operation Queues, threads, timers, audio and video and many other iOS 5 tools and techniques.

Topics include:

Automatic Reference Counting to drastically cut down the time required to write your iOS apps iCloud to synchronize users’ data to the cloud Storyboarding to simplify creating your User Interface UI components, including picker views, data pickers, web views, popovers, activity indicators, progress views, sliders, alerts, switches, and many more Grand Central Dispatch to write blazingly fast iOS apps without having to worry about creating threads The all-new asynchronous and synchronous network APIs Using block-based animations and integrating graphical assets into your apps