iPad Application Development For Dummies by Neal Goldstein

By Neal Goldstein

The enjoyable and straightforward consultant to making iPad apps, up-to-date for iOS 5!

iPad app improvement is scorching, with greater than 140,000 apps on hand in particular for the gadget and that quantity turning out to be on a daily basis. The advent of iOS five and iCloud provides builders much more recommendations to create amazing iPad apps. This quick and pleasant advisor to iPad app improvement is absolutely up-to-date for the latest improvements and covers every thing you want to comprehend, beginning with the way to obtain the SDK and develop into an Apple developer all of the method to polishing off your app and filing it to the App Store.

  • Zeroes in on crucial options and instruments together with storyboard, segues, the ARC reminiscence supervisor, what makes an outstanding iPad app, and more
  • Explains how the iPad bargains improvement possibilities that transcend the features of the iPhone or iPod contact by way of focusing solely on constructing apps for the iPad
  • Looks at how iOS five and iCloud introduced many alterations to the machine and a wealth of recent positive factors for app builders to make use of of their apps
  • Covers the right way to develop into a registered Apple developer, tips on how to obtain and organize the SDK, and the main points of ways an iPad app runs
  • Popular developer Neal Goldstein examines what is going right into a nice person event and takes you step-by-step throughout the real improvement of 2 apps, illustrating every little thing you must know

Whether you are looking for a brand new pastime otherwise you are looking to construct a company in app improvement, iPad program improvement For Dummies, third Edition is the e-book you will need on your developer's toolkit!

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Breathtaking imagery: Photos and video already look fantastic on this display, but the artwork you create yourself for your app should be set to 24 bits (8 bits each for red, green, and blue), plus an 8-bit alpha channel to specify how a pixel’s color should be merged with another pixel when the two are overlaid one on top of the other. In general, the PNG format is recommended for graphics and artwork. In the following sections, you get to dive into some of the major features, grouped into the following major areas: ✓ Accessing the Internet ✓ Tracking location ✓ Tracking motion ✓ Supporting multifinger gestures and touches ✓ Playing content ✓ Accessing the content of Apple’s supplied apps (such as Contacts and Photos) ✓ Taking advantage of the iPad display 15 16 Part I: Planning the Killer App Accessing the Internet An iPad can access Web sites and servers on the Internet through Wi-Fi or optional 3G services.

People can enjoy this content while away from their desks — on living room couches, in coffee shops, on the train, in outer space — and more easily share it with others than they can by using an iPhone or iPod touch. Whenever possible, add a realistic, physical dimension to your application. When I demonstrate the iPad to someone, my favorite game to play is Touch Hockey, because it fully immerses you in an experience that resembles the physical game so well. But it’s also a good idea to extend some physical metaphors, like the newspaper or book page, to provide a more immersive experience.

Understanding the real-world context You can reach the goal of seamlessness and transparency by following some very simple principles when you design the user experience — especially with respect to the user interface. Become the champion of relevance There are two aspects to this directive: ✓ Search and destroy anything that isn’t relevant to what the user is doing while he or she is using a particular part of your application. ✓ Include — and make easily accessible — everything a user needs when doing something supported by a particular part of your application.

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