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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

Playing videos

In this section, we will deal with videos instead of audio files. Playing videos is one of the most common tasks in iOS apps to play movies, shows, ads, or even tutorials for your app. We will look at the various ways of playing videos and how can you play a video in the picture in picture mode for iPad multitasking.

Getting ready

We will use some sample video files from, which has a huge list of different sizes, resolutions, and formats of videos that you can use in testing, and all of them are free.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to add a video:

  1. Let's, as usual, create a new Xcode project with the Single View Application template called PlayingWithVideos.

  2. For the demo app, we have downloaded the 1280 * 720 (5 MB) file to use in testing.


    Ensure that you have copied the video file in the Xcode project, as we will read the file from the main bundle.

  3. We will use AVPlayerViewController to display the video file. To embed a view controller...