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Mastering iOS 12 Programming - Third Edition

By : Donny Wals
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Mastering iOS 12 Programming - Third Edition

By: Donny Wals

Overview of this book

The iOS development environment has significantly matured, and with Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers. However, the journey to mastering iOS development and the new features of iOS 12 is not straightforward. This book will help you make that transition smoothly and easily. With the help of Swift 4.2, you’ll not only learn how to program for iOS 12, but also how to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices. Mastering iOS 12 Programming will help you build real-world applications and reflect the real-world development flow. You will also find a mix of thorough background information and practical examples, teaching you how to start implementing your newly gained knowledge. By the end of this book, you will have got to grips with building iOS applications that harness advanced techniques and make best use of the latest and greatest features available in iOS 12.
Table of Contents (35 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Implementing Siri Shortcuts

If you have used iOS for a while, you may have noticed that in places such as the notification center, Siri suggests certain apps you might want to use at a certain time. Siri can do this because it continuously learns about the apps you use, when you use them, and where you are when you use them. By learning your behavior, Siri can make accurate predictions about what you might want to do next.

With the introduction of iOS 12, Apple has announced a new, powerful feature for Siri. This feature is called Siri Shortcuts, and it allows app developers to teach Siri about certain actions that a user performs in their apps. Siri then learns about these actions and offers them to the user at the appropriate time.

If you book a taxi home every day at a certain time, and the app you use has implemented Siri Shortcuts, Siri can offer you a shortcut to quickly book your taxi without having to go into the app. This is a great feature for users because it allows them to focus...