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Advanced iOS Programming for iPhone® and iPad® Applications Using Objective-C

Duration: 5 Days

Price: $2595 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

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Students Will Learn:

  • Using templates to create applications in Xcode
  • Designing applications for multi-platform devices
  • Designing user interfaces for multiple screen resolutions and aspect ratios
  • Using advanced views to create complex user interfaces
  • Accessing the device's camera and microphone
  • Integrating with the Mail app, Messages app, Calendar app and Reminder app
  • Saving files on the device to create data persistence
  • Loading and parsing XML data from a stored file
  • Using Core Data to more easily store and fetch data of different types
  • Using encryption and keychain to secure data such as usernames and passwords
  • Creating shapes, images, paths, and colors using Core Graphics
  • Animating objects using Core Animation
  • Using the device's accelerometer and gyroscope to detect movement and orientation
  • Responding to multi-touch and gesture user interactions
  • Localizing the user interface based on language and region
  • Using MapKit
  • Using Core Location to access GPS data
  • Implementing UIDynamics into user interfaces

Course Description: Participants in this hands-on course will develop apps to interact with many of the hardware systems available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch hardware devices.

Students will learn how to use the camera and microphone for still images, videos and audio. The course includes coverage of the Core Location and Map Kit for GPS systems and the motion systems for the internal gyroscope system.

Students will learn how to save and read files for local systems and how to use the Core Data system to create local SQLite databases.

The course emphasizes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and students learn how iOS apps interact with Web services through request/response systems. Hands on practice includes implementing code to access a web service asynchronously using SOAP.

Attendees also learn how to develop apps incorporating iCloud support, and the requirements for sharing documents.

Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to familiarize students with many of the hardware systems and concepts needed for iOS apps, as well as security concerns to address prior to launching iOS apps. Exercises include use of the redesigned iOS7 UI controls and many of the new features of the latest release of iOS.

Course Prerequisites: Strong experience with Objective-C programming language and basic iOS application development. HOTT's iOS Programming for iPhone and iPad Applications Using Objective-C course strongly recommended.

iOS File Manager System
  • Directory Structure
  • File Detection
  • Basic File Instructions
    • Load
    • Save
    • Move
    • Delete
File Saving and Loading
  • File Manipulation
  • Saving and Loading Files
  • Archiving and Unarchiving to Files
    • Binary
    • XML
    • plist
Core Data and Database Development
  • Core Data Managed Object Model
  • SQLite Database Support
  • Core Data Classes and Programming Protocol
  • Apple iCloud Storage
Internet Communication
  • Communication Using Internet Protocols
  • Using the HTTP Request/Response System
Hardware Camera Use
  • Camera Detection
  • Image Capture
  • Image Display Options
Web Service Support
  • Exploiting Service Oriented Architecture
  • Creating Apps that Use Web Services
  • Advantages of Using RESTful Web Services
Audio Systems
  • Recording
  • Playback
  • Streaming
  • Overview of the OpenAL Sound Engine
XML Parsing
  • Using DOM and SAX Parsers
  • Using Built-in XML Parsers
Video Systems
  • Recording
  • Playback
  • Saving Locations
Multi-Platform Development
  • Creating Apps that Work on iPhone and iPad
  • Creating User Interfaces for Multiple Screen Resolutions
  • Detecting and Using Hardware at Runtime
Core Motion System
  • Gyroscope Detection
  • Precise Measurement of Device Orientation
  • Shake Gesture Recognition
Games and Graphics Support
  • Creating a Simple Game Using Cocoa Graphics
  • 2D and 3D Graphics Support
Core Location System
  • MapKit Introduction
  • CoreLocation Library Development
  • Input and Display of GPS Information
Security Considerations
  • Encrypting Files
  • Setting Phone Security
  • Accessing Keychain Settings
  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees

Exceeded my expectations. This class was so much more than just going through the motions. Lab time was structured in such a way to give me time to think. The class was structured to fit my learning style which is 'learn by example'.
— S.B., DST Systems

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# Courses Total Cost Cost Per Course % Savings
2 $4,090 $2,045 22%
3 $5,490 $1,830 30%
4 $6,690 $1,672 36%
5 $7,790 $1,558 40%
6 $8,890 $1,482 43%

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