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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


This chapter focused on getting your app indexed with the powerful CoreSpotlight framework. You saw how you can use user activities to index items that the user has already seen and how you can use searchable items to index content that the user might not have seen. You also learned how to make use of unique identifiers to ensure that you don't end up with duplicate entries in the search index. We also took a look at continuing user activities from either a user activity or a searchable item.

After you saw how CoreSpotlight can index your items, you learned about Universal Links and web content. It's important to think about publishing content on the web because it helps your Spotlight indexing tremendously and it enables Apple to show your Spotlight results in Safari. You also learned about the metadata that you should add to your web pages.

After all this Spotlight content, you were introduced to Universal Links. You learned how they relate to your app's web pages, and how you can...