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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

Adding an app clip to your project

App clips do not exist independently; each app clip is part of an existing app. An app can have more than one app clip, with each app clip performing a single task.

To add an app clip to the LetsEat project, you'll use the App Clip target from the template selector. This creates a new app clip for your app and configures a new target for it. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose File | New | Target from Xcode's menu bar to open the template selector.
  2. iOS should already be selected. In the Application section, choose App Clip and click Next:

    Figure 25.1 – Template selector window with App Clip selected

  3. Make sure Interface: is set to Storyboard and Life Cycle: is set to UIKit App Delegate. Name the target LetsEatAppClip and click Finish:

    Figure 25.2 – Target options window

  4. Click Activate in the dialog box that appears. This will create a scheme to run your app clip in the iOS simulator:

    Figure 25.3 – Activate...