The Gourmet iOS Developer's Cookbook offers a fresh banquet of cutting-edge iOS programming recipes for projects both big and small. Renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun has brought together reliable, proven code for creating today’s richest, most robust iOS apps.
Sadun presents innovative ways to make the most of AV Foundation, Text Kit, dynamic typography and animation, adaptive programming, Swift, and much more. As in all of her iOS best-sellers, this pragmatic guide translates modern best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into recipes you can easily understand and build on.
This is more than just cut-and-paste; using examples, Sadun offers a deep dive into the “how” and “why” of advanced iOS development. All code reflects iOS 8’s latest capabilities, and every chapter groups related tasks together, so you can jump straight to your solution, without identifying the right class or framework first. Coverage includes Providing advanced speech generation and barcode recognition features through AV FoundationWriting more powerful AV Foundation code with blocks and closuresAutomatically updating app text based on user preferences and expectationsExtending rich, flexible text presentation throughout your apps with UIKit and Text KitSeamlessly migrating text designs between iOS screens and other destinationsIntegrating real-world physics for more exciting animations and interactionsCreating better interfaces with dynamic animators--and overcoming their pitfallsAchieving greater visual impact with improved user alerts and popoversImplementing clever and compelling effects with non-rectangular viewsBuilding adaptive apps that gracefully respond to any iOS display, orientation, or screenStreamlining development with expert methods, functions, and techniquesExploring the core concepts you’ll need to succeed with Swift