Beginning iOS Game Center and Game Kit: For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430235276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430235279

eBook Description:

Beginning iOS 5 Games Development: Using the iOS SDK for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, iOS 5 Compliant

Beginning iOS Game Center and Game Kit: For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch shows you how to use Game Center and Game Kit to create fun and polished games that use advanced features such as social networking and voice over IP (VoIP). Game Kit and Game Center can help you reach new customers through social interaction, so this book shows you how you can quickly add a level of polish to your app that used to take weeks of hard work and late nights.

Implementing a leaderboard and achievement system has never been so simple! Gone are the days of writing your own server. You’ll also see how to easily add advanced networking concepts like VoIP support in hours, not days. Beginning iOS Game Center and Game Kit: For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch shows you how to use Game Center and Game Kit to create fun and polished games that use advanced features such as social networking and voice over IP (VoIP). Game Kit and Game Center can help you reach new customers through social interaction, so this book shows you how you can quickly add a level of polish to your app that used to take weeks of hard work and late nights.

Learn how to quickly implement many advanced social networking concepts into your apps. You’ll be guided through the process of creating a custom Game Center Manager class that can be rapidly deployed into any of your new or existing projects. Furthermore, learn how to avoid pitfalls commonly encountered by new Game Center developers.

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Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430238585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430238584

eBook Description:

Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers

Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers helps .NET programmers get started creating iPhone and iPad apps using the iOS software development kit. Start with a crash course on development using iOS. Then, find out whether you want to use Xcode instead of Visual Studio, and prepare yourself for the migration from C# to Objective-C! You’ll learn how your existing .NET skills can map most efficiently to the iOS development environment.

Nearing the finish line, you’ll build your first complete iPhone or iPad app, and extend your iPhone app features for example, by using third-party libraries. Once you have created that first iPhone or iPad app, we’ll walk you through making it available on the App Store. Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers even offers tips on how to market your apps to new customers.

Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers helps .NET programmers get started creating iPhone and iPad apps using the iOS software development kit. Start with a crash course on development using iOS. Then, find out whether you want to use Xcode instead of Visual Studio, and prepare yourself for the migration from C# to Objective-C! You’ll learn how your existing .NET skills can map most efficiently to the iOS development environment.

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iOS Wow Factor: UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPad

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430238798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430238799

eBook Description:

iOS Wow Factor: UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPad

With the millions of apps in the crowded Apple iTunes App Store, it can be difficult to get your apps noticed. How can you make your app stand out from the crowd and get it the reviews it deserves? iOS Wow Factor: UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPadgoes beyond the basics and onto the creation of non-standard controls and high-impact custom interactions (the “wow” factor!) to create compelling app designs. Learn how to design your app to get the attention it needs to succeed and make a profit in the Apple iTunes App Store.

Get grounded in Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) so that you can appreciate all its wisdom. From that excellent foundation, move beyond the HIG and learn how to ensure that all your apps have that “wow” factor. Learn all about user experience (UX) design techniques, with and beyond Apple’s HIG, and how to move your apps out of mundane design and into innovative user experiences. Examine the characteristics and constraints of the iOS platform and how to leverage its strengths to maximum effect in your apps.

iOS Wow Factor: UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPad explains what makes a successful mobile app design, and how to apply those principles of success to your own apps. Once you get the iOS Wow Factor: UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPad into your apps, you can watch your app adoption rate increase and gain the traction it needs to succeed and earn a profit in the Apple iTunes App Store.

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Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430230150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430230151

eBook Description:

Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development

Are you interested in creating BlackBerry apps using the latest BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse? Then this is the book for you. Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development offers a hands-on approach to learning how to build and deploy sophisticated BlackBerry apps using the latest tools and techniques available. A hands-on approach to learning how to build BlackBerry apps using the latest BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse.

Assuming only some programming background in Java or a similar language, this book starts with the basics, offering step-by-step tutorials that take you through downloading and installing the BlackBerry development environment, creating your first apps, and exploring the BlackBerry APIs. You’ll be introduced to the latest features available in the latest BlackBerry 7 using BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse, including BlackBerry Application Platform Services, techniques for using multimedia with the BlackBerry, and tools for increasing app performance.

To round out the complete development process, you’ll also discover the different ways you can package and distribute your apps, from deploying apps on your own website to listing your apps for sale in the BlackBerry App World. Are you interested in creating BlackBerry apps using the latest BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse? Then this is the book for you. Beginning BlackBerry 7 Development offers a hands-on approach to learning how to build and deploy sophisticated BlackBerry apps using the latest tools and techniques available.

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Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430237201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430237204

eBook Description:

Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development

With the Mac App Store launch in early 2011, a new age in Mac development began. Look for many of the cool apps for iPhone and iPad coming to an iMac or MacBook Pro near you! Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development explains how to develop OS X Lion-based apps and publish them in the Mac App Store. It begins with the basics of Objective-C and Cocoa, and then moves through all the topics necessary to build and publish your first successful Mac apps!

Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development explains how to develop OS X Lion-based apps and publish them in the Mac App Store. It begins with the basics of Objective-C and Cocoa, and then moves through all the topics necessary to build and publish your first successful Mac apps!

  • Get started with Objective-C and Xcode
  • Build your first complete apps that integrate well with Mac OS X
  • Publish your apps on the Mac App Store

If you’re new to Mac or new to iPhone or iPad apps development, and looking to develop apps for the Macbook Pro or Mac desktop, this book is for you! Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development begins with the basics of Objective-C and Cocoa, and then moves through all the topics necessary to build and publish your first successful Mac apps!

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