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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 how to build a Mac app from an existing iOS app.

You started by refining your app's user interface when running on the iPhone. Next, you added some code to make your app detect the device that it's running on and modified your app's screens to work on all iOS devices. Finally, you used Mac Catalyst to build a Mac app from your iPad app. Your app now works great on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

You're now able to make your existing iPhone apps run well on the iPad, and also to make Mac apps from your iPad apps. As you have seen, once you have an iPhone app, you can make it work on the iPad and Mac with relatively little effort.

In the next chapter, you'll learn a completely new way to build apps using SwiftUI, a modern way to write apps for any Apple platform.