IOS Cloud Development For Dummies

IOS Cloud Development For Dummies

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Want to create robust, data-driven, iOS cloud apps? This book makes it easier! Apple's mobile operating system (iOS) supports iPhones, iPads, iPods and other Apple devices, and while even beginners can now develop apps to run just on these devices themselves, sometimes you want to create an app with more heft. Applications such as live weather reports or multi-player games require a lot of data to be pulled from outside often from cloud-based Web Services, such as Google or Amazon. This book, written by application development expert Neal Goldstein, shows you how to weave all of this together to create robust iOS apps. Developers will learn how to get, post, and modify data as well as how to create and deploy new, app-specific Web Services. The book includes numerous sample programs such as Xcode projects, sample server code used to create Web Services in the cloud, desktop client back-ends, and more.
* Takes new and seasoned developers beyond the creation of simple client-based iOS applications to create more sophisticated, data-driven, cloud-based mobile apps * Explains how to access existing Web Services from native iOS applications and also how to create and deploy new, app-specific Web Services * Includes sample programs such as Xcode projects with complete source code, and sample server code for creating cloud-based Web Services * Offers valuable and hard-to-get information for new or veteran iOS developers, from small shops to enterprise iOS development * Shows you how to use iCloud and Core data to enable apps running on different devices to share data Connecting your iOS app to the cloud just got easier, with iOS Cloud Development For Dummies. Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 187 x 228 x 26mm | 702g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118026233
  • 9781118026236

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Build robust, data-driven mobile apps and web services that take advantage of iCloud If iOS development, object-oriented programming, and Objective-C are familiar to you and you have an Intel-based Mac, you're ready to open this book and start developing iPhone and iPad apps that share data using iCloud and web services. You'll also learn to develop the services themselves! Create apps that share data, keep that data current, sync it with iCloud, and more. Explore the Application Ecosystem -- discover how apps can capitalize on the similar and unique characteristics of the iPhone(R) and iPad(R) The Core of the cloud -- learn about the Core Data stack and how to use it within your apps to add iCloud support At your service -- set up your app to request and use XML and JSON data What clients need -- explore service-oriented architecture and understand what makes quality web services Build your own -- find out how to design and create a secure web service Open the book and find: What a really great mobile app should include How web services give your apps added usability All about Core Data and how to use it The difference iCloud makes How to set up your app to use web services All about processing XML and JSON Tips for developing secure iOS apps Prototypes for using web services in your own apps Learn to: Use Core Data to share data between apps using iCloud Store your app's objects using Core Data Design, develop, and deploy the web services your app needs Choose data formats and use server metrics and analytics
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Mobile Apps Need to Be Mobile 9 Chapter 1: Compelling Mobile Applications 11 Chapter 2: The Lonely RoadTrip App 25 Part II: Adding iCloud 47 Chapter 3: Setting Up Core Data 49 Chapter 4: Putting Core Data to Work 93 Chapter 5: Adding iCloud Support 141 Part III: Web Services 169 Chapter 6: Living in the Cloud 171 Chapter 7: Exploring an Existing Web Service 199 Chapter 8: Working With XML 229 Chapter 9: Asynchronous URL Loading 241 Chapter 10: Adding the JSON Response 261 Part IV: Building Your Own Web Service 293 Chapter 11: The RoadTrip Web Services 295 Chapter 12: The App Engine Implementation 315 Chapter 13: The Model s Model 351 Chapter 14: Creating and Using the pointsofinterest Web Service 373 Chapter 15: Deploying Your Web Services 411 Part V: The Part of Tens 421 Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Extend the RoadTrip App 423 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be a Happy Developer 427 Bonus Chapter: Adding and Deleting Points of Interest BC1 Index 433
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About Neal Goldstein

Neal Goldstein was an early developer of applications using object-based technologies. He's the bestselling author of iPhone Application Development For Dummies and iPad Application Development For Dummies.
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