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iOS Programming Cookbook

By : Hossam Ghareeb
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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
Customer Feedback

Using storyboards

Storyboards were first introduced in iOS 5, and I still remember my first impression when I started using storyboards. I was impressed and didn't believe it myself. We were struggling with tens of XIB interface files for each screen and for custom table view cells or custom components. In addition to that, when you work on a project that someone else developed, you waste a lot of time trying to figure out which screen is the root screen and how the interactions are between the screens. Storyboards solve all these kinds of problems; when you open it, you will see the whole app flow and see what is going on between screens.

Getting ready

Before getting our example started, make sure that you have the latest version of Xcode 8.0, which is in the beta version now at the time of writing this book. You can still use Xcode 7.x if you want, but you may find little differences between them, especially in the size classes section that we will talk about later.

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