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iOS 14 Programming for Beginners - Fifth Edition

By : Ahmad Sahar
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iOS 14 Programming for Beginners - Fifth Edition

By: Ahmad Sahar

Overview of this book

If you're looking to work and experiment with powerful iOS 14 features such as widgets and App Clips to create your own apps, this iOS programming guide is for you. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for experienced programmers who are new to iOS, taking you through the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. Fully updated to cover the new iOS 14 features, along with Xcode 12 and Swift 5.3, this fifth edition of iOS 14 Programming for Beginners starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language and shows you how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app using the storyboards feature in the latest version of Xcode and implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will also help you apply iOS 14 features to existing apps and introduce you to SwiftUI, a new way to build apps for all Apple devices. Finally, you’ll set up testers for your app and understand what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store. By the end of this book, you'll not only be well versed in writing and publishing applications, but you’ll also be able to apply your iOS development skills to enhance existing apps.
Table of Contents (31 chapters)
Section 1: Swift
Section 2:Design
Section 3:Code
Section 4:Features


In this chapter, you learned about table views and table view controllers, and you implemented a view controller for a table view in a playground. Next, you implemented the LocationsViewController class, a table view controller for the Locations screen, and created a .plist file from scratch called Locations.plist to hold a list of locations. You created a data manager class, LocationsDataManager, to read data from the .plist file. Finally, you configured the LocationsViewController class to get data from the LocationsDataManager instance and provide it to the table view so that the Locations screen displays a list of restaurant locations.

This will enable you to create .plist files from scratch to store data, and to implement table views that use .plist files as a data source for your own apps. Awesome!

In the next chapter, you will add a map view to the Map screen and configure it to display restaurant locations. You'll also set up custom annotations for the Map...