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iOS Programming Cookbook

By : Hossam Ghareeb
Book Image

iOS Programming Cookbook

By: Hossam Ghareeb

Overview of this book

Do you want to understand all the facets of iOS programming and build complex iOS apps? Then you have come to the right place. This problem-solution guide will help you to eliminate expensive learning curves and focus on specific issues to make you proficient at tasks and the speed-up time involved. Beginning with some advanced UI components such as Stack Views and UICollectionView, you will gradually move on to building an interface efficiently. You will work through adding gesture recognizer and touch elements on table cells for custom actions. You will work with the Photos framework to access and manipulate photos. You will then prepare your app for multitasking and write responsive and highly efficient apps. Next, you will integrate maps and core location services while making your app more secure through various encryption methods. Finally, you will dive deep into the advanced techniques of implementing notifications while working with memory management and optimizing the performance of your apps. By the end of the book, you will master most of the latest iOS 10 frameworks.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
iOS Programming Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
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Working with local notifications

We talked a lot in the previous sections about Push Notification, which is a notification that can be sent from a server side to the app and requires the Internet connection. There is another type of notification, which is the local notification. Local notification is a notification that you can build and register within the app itself with no need for a server to send the notifications. This type of notification can be used for reminders, alarms, and so on. In this section, we will build a screen where a user can create a reminder and the app will notify the user locally.

How to do it...

  1. Open the storyboard file in the demo project. Select the initial view controller and click on Editor | Embed In | Navigation Controller.

  2. Change the title of the navigation bar to Add Reminder.

  3. Add a text field at the top of the screen to act as a title for the reminder.

  4. Then, add a text view below the text field so that the user can enter a body for the reminder.

  5. Below the text...