This practical book offers the knowledge and code you need to create cutting-edge mobile applications and games for the iPhone and iPod Touch, using Apple's iPhone SDK. iPhone SDK Application Development introduces you to this development paradigm and the Objective-C language it uses with numerous examples, and also walks you through the many SDK frameworks necessary for designing full-featured applications. This book will help you:
Design user interface elements with Interface Builder and the UI Kit framework Create application controls, such as windows and navigation bars Build and manage layers and transformations using Core Graphics and Quartz Core Mix and play sound files using AVFoundation, and record and play back digital sound streams using Audio Toolbox Handle network programming with the CFNetwork framework Use the Core Location framework to interact with the iPhone's GPS Add movie players to your application
iPhone SDK Application Development will benefit experienced developers and those just starting out on the iPhone. Important development concepts are explained thoroughly, and enough advanced examples are provided to make this book a great reference once you become an expert.
About the Author
Jonathan Zdziarski is better known as the hacker "NerveGas" in the iPhone development community. He is well known for his work in cracking the iPhone and lead the effort to port the first open source applications. Hailed on many geek news sites for his accomplishments, Jonathan is best known for the first application to illustrate and take full advantage of the major iPhone APIs: NES.app, a portable Nintendo Entertainment System emulator.
Jonathan is also a full-time research scientist and longtime spam-fighter. He is founder of the DSPAM project, a high profile, next-generation spam filter that was acquired in 2006 by a company designing software accelerators. He lectures widely on the topic of spam and is a foremost researcher in the fields of machine-learning and algorithmic theory.
Jonathan's website is zdziarski.com.