iPhone Advanced Projects

iPhone Advanced Projects

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By (author) David Mark, By (author) Joachim Bondo, By (author) Dylan Bruzenak, By (author) Steve Finkelstein, By (author) Owen Goss, By (author) Tom Harrington, By (author) Peter Honeder, By (author) Ray Kiddy, By (author) Noel Llopis, By (author) Joe Pezzillo

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  • Publisher: aPress
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 234mm x 32mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Berkley
  • ISBN 10: 1430224037
  • ISBN 13: 9781430224037
  • Edition statement: 2009.
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 566,027

Product description

As the fourth book in our series of iPhone Projects based on the work and experiences of iPhone, this volume takes on the more advanced aspects of iPhone development. The first generation of iPhone applications has hit the App Store, and now it's time to optimize performance, streamline the user interface, and make every successful iPhone app just that much more sophisticated. Paired with Apress's bestselling Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll have everything you need to create the next great iPhone app that everyone is talking about. * Optimize performance. * Streamline your user interface. * Do things with your iPhone app that other developers haven't attempted. Along with series editor Dave Mark, your guides for this exploration of the next level of iPhone development, include: *Ben "Panda" Smith, discussing particle systems using OpenGL ES *Joachim Bondo, demonstrating his implementation of correspondence gaming in the most recent version of his chess application, Deep Green. *Tom Harrington implementing streaming audio with Core Audio, one of many iPhone OS 3 APIs. *Owen Goss debugging those pesky errors in your iPhone code with an eye toward achieving professional-strength results. *Dylan Bruzenak building a data-driven application with SQLite. *Ray Kiddy illustrating the full application development life cycle with Core Data. *Steve Finkelstein marrying an offline e-mail client to Core Data. *Peter Honeder and Florian Pflug tackling the challenges of networked applications in WiFi environments. *Jonathan Saggau improving interface responsiveness with some of his personal tips and tricks, including "blocks" and other esoteric techniques. *Joe Pezzillo pushing the frontiers of APNS, the new in iPhone OS 3 Apple Push Notification Service that makes the cloud the limit for iPhone apps. *Noel Llopis taking mere programmers into a really advanced developmental adventure into the world of environment mapping with OpenGL ES.

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Author information

Dave Mark is a longtime Mac developer and author who has written a number of books on Mac and iOS development, including Beginning iPhone 4 Development (Apress, 2010), More iPhone 3 Development (Apress, 2010), Learn C on the Mac (Apress, 2008), The Macintosh Programming Primer series (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and Ultimate Mac Programming (Wiley, 1995). Dave loves the water and spends as much time as possible on it, in it, or near it. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.

Table of contents

* Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Particle Systems * Chess on the 'Net: Correspondence Gaming with Deep Green * Audio Streaming: An Exploration into Core Audio * You Go Squish Now! Debugging on the iPhone * Building Data-Driven Applications with Active Record and SQLite * Core Data and Hard-Core Design * Smart In-Application E-mail with Core Data and Three20 * How iTap Tackles the Challenges of Networking * Fake It 'Til You Make It: Tips and Tricks for Improving Interface Responsiveness * Demystifying the Apple Push Notification Service * Environment Mapping and Reflections with OpenGL ES