iOS in Practice
Bear P. Cahill
  • October 2012
  • ISBN 9781617291265
  • 304 pages
  • printed in black & white

The direct path to getting your app into the App Store … hands-on and real-world.

Jonas Bandi, TechTalk

iOS in Practice is a hands-on guide with 98 specific techniques to help solve the specific problems you'll encounter over and over as you work on your iPhone and iPad apps. You'll dig into the practical nuts and bolts of applying views, view controllers, table views and cells, audio, images, graphics, file structure—and more. Examples written for iOS 6.

About the book

When you are building an iOS app, you want more than basic concepts—you want real answers to practical problems. You want iOS in Practice.

This book distills the hard-won experience of iOS developer Bear Cahill into 98 specific iOS techniques on key topics including managing data, using media, location awareness, and many more. And the sample apps are wonderful! As you pull them apart, you'll see two things: experienced app development and creative design savvy in action.

What's inside

  • WhereIsMyCar drives you through maps, CoreLocation, and camera access.
  • PlayMyLists tunes in on settings, audio, and shake detection.
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors explores networking, voice, in-app purchase, push notification, and invitations.
  • Examples written for iOS 6 using Xcode 4.5.

About the reader

Written for readers who know the basics of Objective-C and are interested in practical app development.

About the author

Bear Cahill is an independent iOS developer whose clients include both large and small companies. He has created or contributed to numerous popular apps and is a frequent speaker and presenter. He writes a blog at

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If you’re a web developer wanting to add iOS to your repertoire, Bear is the guide for you.

Stephen Aument, web and mobile consultant

A quick and easy way to get into the iOS mindset.

Christopher Haupt, Webvanta Inc.