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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

Adding your app contents to the Spotlight index

If you have ever worked on a website, you must have heard something about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). More importantly, you will know that any website you create and publish is indexed by several search engines. All you have to do is make sure that you write semantic and structured HTML markup and any web spider will understand what your website is about and what parts of it are more important.

Search engines, such as Google, have indexed billions of web pages based on their contents and semantic markup.

Apps tend to be a little less neatly structured, and crawling them is a lot harder, if not impossible. There is no formal way to figure out what content is on screen and what this content means. Also, more importantly, a lot of content you'd want to index is only available to users who have logged in or created content of their own.

This is why Apple decided that the developers themselves probably know their app's contents best and should...