Programming iOS 8

Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks

Book Description:

Start building apps for iOS 8 with Apple’s Swift programming language. If you’re grounded in the basics of Xcode and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and use iOS frameworks for adding features such as audio and video, access to user calendars and photos, and tracking the device’s location.

Example code is available on GitHub in the form of full projects that you can download, study, and run.

Build iOS apps with Swift
Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch
Use view controllers to manage multiple screens in a way that’s understandable to users
Explore UIKit interface objects, such as scroll views, table views, popovers, web views, and maps
Work with Cocoa frameworks for sensors, location, sound, and video
Access user libraries: music, photos, address book, and calendar
Examine additional topics including data storage, file sharing, networking, and threading
Topics new to iOS 8 include:

Major changes in app coordinate space and interface rotation
Trait collections and size classes
View margins, visual effect views, and major animation changes
Changes to presented view controllers, popovers and split view controllers, alert and action sheet architecture
Table view automatic variable row heights and sliding cells
Classes for search results display, web view, video display, and audio mixing and effects
Today extensions, Actions extensions, Photo Editing extensions
Xcode 6 features: conditional constraints, view debugging, designable views, inspectable properties, new segue types