Apple’s iOS 8 SDK provides an amazingly powerful collection of frameworks. But it has been difficult to find detailed and useful knowledge about them—until now. With this book’s practical insights and tested code, you can use Apple’s frameworks to create apps that are more innovative and usable… faster and more reliable… more successful and profitable.
Kyle Richter and Joe Keeley focus on intermediate-to-advanced techniques that professional iOS developers can use every day. Their far-reaching coverage ranges from social support to security, Core Data to iCloud—even Apple Watch.
Organized as a convenient modular reference, nearly every chapter contains a complete Objective-C sample project. A multi-chapter Game Center case study shows how multiple iOS features can be combined to do even more. All source code, updated for iOS 8 and Xcode 6, may be downloaded at https://github.com/dfsw/icf.
Adding physics-like animation and behaviors to UIViewsUsing Core Location to determine device location, display customized maps, and implement geofencingMaking games and apps social with LeaderboardsAccessing music and image collectionsBuilding health/fitness apps with HealthKitIntegrating with home automation via HomeKitPassing data between platforms using JSONSetting up local and remote notificationsRemotely storing and syncing data with CloudKitAccessing app functionality with extensionsProviding Handoff continuity between iOS 8 and Yosemite devicesEffortlessly adding AirPrint supportGetting productive with Core Data Integrating Twitter and Facebook via Social FrameworkPerforming resource-intensive tasks with Grand Central DispatchSecuring user data with KeychainCustomizing collection viewsMaking the most of gesture recognizersCreating and distributing “passes”Debugging, instrumenting, and profiling apps