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RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials

By : Abhishek Nalwaya, Akshat Paul
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RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials

By: Abhishek Nalwaya, Akshat Paul

Overview of this book

RubyMotion is a revolutionary toolchain for iOS app development. With RubyMotion, you can quickly develop and test native iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad, combining the expressiveness and simplicity of Ruby with the power of the iOS SDK. "RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials" is a hands-on guide for developing iOS apps using RubyMotion. With RubyMotion, you can eliminate the complexity and confusion associated with the development of iOS applications using Objective-C. We'll begin from scratch. Starting by installing RubyMotion, we'll build ourselves up to developing an app that uses the various device capabilities iOS has to offer. What's more, we'll even learn how to launch your app on the App Store! We'll also learn to use iOS SDK classes to create application views. Discover how to use the camera, geolocation, gestures, and other device capabilities to create engaging, interactive apps. We'll develop stunning user interfaces faster with the XCode interface builder and make web apps by using WebView. We'll then augment applications with RubyMotion gems, doing more by writing less code and learn how to write test cases for RubyMotion projects. Finally, we'll understand the app submission process to push your app to Apple's App Store With "RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials", we will learn how to create iOS apps with ease. At the end of each chapter we will have a tangible and running app, which utilizes the concepts we have learnt in that chapter.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
RubyMotion iOS Development Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

The restaurant application

Now to better understand MVC we will create a restro application. This application will search restaurants in a city. Does the world need another restaurant application? No, but that won't stop us from writing one. On a serious note, it will help us to explore many features of RubyMotion and will also help us learn and master MVC.

Let's understand what we are going to do in this application. A restaurant application will list out the eat outs, which we can search based on the city. The list of places will have a thumbnail image along with information related to the restaurant.

It's good practice to imagine views of your application in the form of a mockup. The best way to do this is by using a white board with illustrations that you envision for your application.

You must be wondering where all this data will come from. Do I need to hardcode it right into my application? That does not make sense! To begin with, we will hardcode the values; but later on, as we proceed...