February 12, 2013 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] University Heights, Ohio - Every iOS app consists of what we see on the screen and how we transition to different content. These two fundamental ideas are captured in iOS storyboards as scenes and segues.
iOS Storyboards: An Animated tour for iPhone and iPad Developers, is a concise guide to working with storyboards to create iOS apps. This book contains more than just descriptive prose and static code. You'll also find movies, scrollable code listing, animated code builds, a ton of screen shots, and even graphic-novel style walkthroughs. This is the latest book from the team that brought you the official textbook for the Stanford iOS class.
What's in this book?
This is Chapter 1. In it you'll learn to use storyboards to construct a single scene. You'll look at outlets and actions as well as gesture recognizers and delegates. If you struggle with this material you may need a more introductory text. Otherwise, this book is definitely for you.
In Chapter 2, we cover three ways to transition from one scene to another and in Chapter 3 we show you how to pass information to the destination view controller in each case.
In Chapters 4 - 6 you'll learn different techniques for passing information in the opposite direction of your segues without coupling. We cover the classic method that uses delegates and protocols as well as the very latest strategies that use unwind segues or blocks. In Chapter 7 we share a common model object and demonstrate how information is communicated through this singleton object.
In Chapter 8 we build a fairly complex storyboard by ignoring much of the underlying code.
Finally, in Chapter 9, we create a universal application backed by Core Data. This example explores many of your options when working with table views.
This survey of iOS storyboards demonstrates many useful techniques. In this short, 150 page book, you'll get a clear view on how to best take advantage of storyboards in the apps you are building.
* iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad
* iOS 5.1 or later is required
* Print Length: 150 Pages
Pricing and Availability:
Currently being offered at 50% of its final price, iOS Storyboards is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Programming category. The sale runs at least through the month of February.
The Editors Cut is an imprint of Dim Sum Thinking. We produce short, best-selling, single-topic books designed to take full advantage of the iPad. Copyright (C) 2013 Dim Sum Thinking, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.