iOS 4 in Action
Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
Jocelyn Harrington, Brandon Trebitowski, Christopher Allen, and Shannon Appelcline
  • June 2011
  • ISBN 9781617290015
  • 504 pages
  • printed in black & white

The best iOS development book - and the first to feature Xcode 4!

Alex Curylo, Trollwerks Inc.

Written for Xcode 4, iOS 4 in Action guides you from setting up your development environment, through coding your first app, all the way to selling in the App Store. Work through sample applications including a chat client, a video game, an interactive map, background audio, and more as you explore the iOS 4 SDK.

About the Technology

Version 4 of the iOS SDK adds powerful new features like multitasking, GCD, blocks, and iAds. With the release of Xcode 4, it's easier than ever to get programming, even if you're new to Objective-C.

About the book

iOS 4 in Action, written for Xcode 4, is a detailed, hands-on guide that goes from setting up your development environment, through your first coding steps, all the way to creating a polished, commercial iOS 4 application. You'll run through examples from a variety of areas including a chat client, a video game, an interactive map, and background audio. You'll also learn how the new iOS 4 features apply to your existing iOS 3 based apps. This book will help you become a confident, well-rounded iOS 4 developer.

What's inside

  • Full coverage of iOS SDK 4.3
  • Mastering Xcode 4
  • Multitasking for iPhone and iPad
  • Game Center, iAd, and AirPrint
  • Local and push notification
  • Implementing in-app purchasing

About the reader

No previous iPhone or iPad know-how needed. Familiarity with C, Cocoa , or Objective-C helps but is not required.

About the author

Jocelyn Harrington is an experienced full-time mobile developer with a dozen entries in the App Store. Brandon Trebitowski, Christopher Allen, and Shannon Appelcline are the authors of the previous edition, iPhone and iPad in Action.


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All the information you need to write a large variety of iOS applications.

Glenn Stokol, Oracle Corporation

The ideal quick-start to programming Apple's mobile devices.

Jonas Bandi, TechTalk

A no-nonsense approach to writing apps for iOS 4.

David Sinclair, Digital Innovators

Take an Apple, byte, and start coding.

Jeroen Benckhuijsen, Salves Development