Product Author Bios
Lee S. Barney (Rexburg, Idaho) is a professor at Brigham Young University—Idaho in the Computer Information Technology Department of the Business and Communication College. He has worked as CIO and CTO of @HomeSoftware, a company that produced web-based, mobile data, and scheduling applications for the home health care industry. Prior to this, he worked for more than seven years as a programmer, senior software engineer, quality assurance manager, development manager, and project manager for AutoSimulations, Inc., the leading supplier of planning and scheduling software to the semiconductor industry. He is the author of Oracle Database AJAX & PHP Web Application Development.
—August Trometer, Owner of FoggyNoggin Software, www.foggynoggin.com
Discover the Easier, Faster Way to Build High-Quality iPhone Applications
Lee S. Barney walks you through the entire hybrid iPhone development process, from creating great user interfaces to compiling, deploying, and executing applications. Along the way, he introduces techniques and sample code designed to streamline development, eliminate complexity, optimize performance, and leverage all iPhone’s native capabilities—from its accelerometer and GPS to its built-in database. Coverage includes
- Using Dashcode and Xcode together to create unique, exciting hybrid iPhone applications
- Storing, retrieving, and managing data on the iPhone, even without network access
- Using XMLHttpRequest to access or synchronize remote data and use web services
- Creating Google-based maps for your own app that work like those you see in the iPhone’s Maps application
This book systematically lowers the barriers to iPhone development, enabling web developers to build any iPhone application they can imagine without long development cycles or steep learning curves!
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Ugh! 10 pages in...,
The first project uses the QCIP method in Dashcode, part of Apple's... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A must have for anyone new to iphone dev.,
For me I wanted to be able to utilize my abilities to develop apps efficiently. Since I am not a huge fan of Obj-C, I couldn't do that with the native language of the iphone. This book helps you understand how to utilize the main functions of the phone (play sound / accel / gps) without having to write much Obj-C.
As far as moving Dashcode to xCode, this is a very simple process. Once you learn it, which it only takes one time doing it, you will fly through it. I do... Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A great book and ideas,
If you can't easily follow this book, then you may not be ready to develop iPhone applications! It's very straight forward stuff.
Even if you are a seasoned Objective-C developer it would not be a bad idea to read this book, if only to see what these guys are up to.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Developing with Dashcode and Xcode 1
Chapter 3: Creating iPhone User Interfaces 45
Chapter 4: GPS, Acceleration, and Other Native Functions with QuickConnect 75
Chapter 5: Hybrid Applications, GPS, Acceleration, and Other Native Functions with PhoneGap 95
Chapter 6: Embedding Google Maps 111
Chapter 7: Database Access 127
Chapter 8: Remote Data Access 155
Appendix A: Introduction to JSON 173
Appendix B: The QuickConnectFamily Development Roadmap 179
Appendix C: The PhoneGap Development Roadmap 183
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