Writing Game Center Apps in iOS
Now that Apple has introduced the GameKit framework to its iOS SDK, you can integrate Game Center features directly into your iPhone and iPad apps. This concise cookbook shows you how it's done, with 18 targeted recipes for adding leaderboards, user authentication, achievements, multiplayer games, and many other features.

How do you display players' scores and achievements? How do you create Game Center accounts and add friends? Each recipe in this book includes a simple code solution you can put to work immediately, along with a detailed discussion that offers insight into why and how the recipe works. more »
Concurrent Programming in Mac OS X and iOS
Now that multicore processors are coming to mobile devices, wouldn't it be great to take advantage of all those cores without having to manage threads? This concise book shows you how to use Apple's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) to simplify programming on multicore iOS devices and Mac OS X.

Managing your application’s resources on more than one core isn't easy, but it's vital. Apps that use only one core in a multicore environment will slow to a crawl. If you know how to program with Cocoa or Cocoa Touch, this guide will get you started with GCD right away, with many examples to help you write high-performing multithreaded apps. more »
Graphics and Animation on iOS
Jazz up your iPhone and iPad apps with some slick graphics and animation - and keep users from looking elsewhere. This short and concise book shows developers with even little Cocoa programming experience how to create impressive graphics and animation effects with relatively easy coding. Learn how to incorporate smooth animations and draw images in your apps to achieve the classy look you want.

The recipes in this book include step-by-step instructions and simple code solutions that you can put to work right away. more »
iOS 5 Programming Cookbook
Now you can overcome the vexing, real-life issues you confront when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. By making use of more than 100 new recipes in this updated cookbook, you'll quickly learn the steps necessary for writing complete iOS apps, whether they're as simple as a music player or feature a complex mix of animations, graphics, multimedia, a database, and iCloud storage.

If you're comfortable with iOS SDK, this cookbook will teach you how to use hundreds of iOS techniques. Each recipe provides a clear solution with sample code that you can use right away. more »
iOS 6 Programming Cookbook
Overcome the vexing issues you'll inevitably confront when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By making use of new and revised recipes in this updated cookbook, you'll quickly learn the steps necessary to write complete iOS apps - including ways to store and protect data, enhance and animate graphics, manage files and folders, and take advantage of Passbook.

Thoroughly updated for iOS 6 SDK, this cookbook shows you how to use hundreds of techniques to solve problems that developers of all levels commonly face. Each recipe includes sample code you can use right away. more »
iOS 4 Programming Cookbook
You can build a variety of amazing apps on the iOS platform - and every one of them presents a unique set of problems. With the recipes in this cookbook, you'll go beyond theory to solve the vexing, real-life issues you're likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code that you can use right away. more »
iOS 7 Programming Cookbook
Overcome the vexing issues you're likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. With new and thoroughly revised recipes in this updated cookbook, you'll quickly learn the steps necessary to work with the iOS 7 SDK, including solutions for bringing real-world physics and movement to your apps with UIKit Dynamics APIs.

You'll learn hundreds of techniques for storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, enhancing and animating graphics, managing files and folders, and many other options. Each recipe includes sample code you can use right away. more »
iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook
Entirely rewritten for Apple's Swift programming language, this updated cookbook helps you overcome the vexing issues you're likely to face when creating apps for iOS devices.

You'll find hundreds of new and revised recipes for using the iOS 8 SDK, including techniques for working with Health data and HomeKit accessories, enhancing and animating graphics, storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, and managing files and folders among them. Each recipe includes sample code on GitHub that you can use right away. more »
iOS 9 Swift Programming Cookbook
Ready to build stunning apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch? This cookbook - completely rewritten with all-new material—provides 90 proven solutions for tackling the latest features in iOS 9 and watchOS 2.0. Written exclusively in Apple's Swift language, these code-rich recipes show you how to use dynamic user interfaces, interactive maps, multitasking functionality, Apple's new UI Testing framework, and many other features.

This cookbook is ideal for intermediate and advanced iOS developers looking to work with the newest versions of Apple's mobile operating systems. Each recipe includes reusable code, available on GitHub, that you can put to work right away. more »