The Cocoa Touch frameworks and APIs are powerful tools for creating native iOS apps, and they're free with Xcode, Apple's development environment. If you've already gotten your feet wet with Objective-C, and you're ready to learn more about iOS development, then Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS is the book for you.
Welcome to Learn Objective-C on the Mac! This book is designed to teach you the basics of the
Objective-C language. Objective-C is a superset of C and is the language used by many (if not
most) applications that have a true OS X or iOS look and feel.
In addition to presenting Objective-C, this book introduces you to its companion, Apple’s Cocoa
(for OS X) and Cocoa Touch (for iOS) toolkits. Cocoa and Cocoa Touch are written in Objective-C
and contain all the elements of the OS X and iOS user interfaces, plus a whole lot more. Once
you learn Objective-C, you’ll be ready to dive...
So how do you build an application for the iPhone and iPad? Don’t you need to spend years learning complicated programming languages? What about Objective-C and Cocoa touch? The answer is that you don’t need to know any of those things! Anybody can start building simple apps for the iPhone and iPad, and this book will show you how.
This update of an Apress bestseller walks you through creating your first app, using plain English and practical examples using the iOS 6 software development platform and more.
Get a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of Cocoa Touch, and avoid problems during iPhone and iPad app development. With Programming iOS 4, you'll dig into Cocoa and learn how to work effectively with Objective-C and Xcode. This book covers iOS 4 in a rigorous, orderly fashion—ideal whether you’re approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills.