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 »
jQuery Mobile: Up and Running
Would you like to build one mobile web application that works on iPad and Kindle Fire as well as iPhone and Android smartphones? This introductory guide to jQuery Mobile shows you how. Through a series of hands-on exercises, you'll learn the best ways to use this framework's many interface components to build customizable, multiplatform apps. You don't need any programming skills or previous experience with jQuery to get started.

By the time you finish this book, you'll know how to create responsive, Ajax-based interfaces that work on a variety of smartphones and tablets, using jQuery Mobile and semantic HTML5 code. more »
Programming iOS 5, 2nd Edition : Covers iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3
Get a solid grounding in the fundamentals of Cocoa Touch, and avoid problems during iPhone and iPad app development. With this revised and expanded edition, you'll dig into Cocoa and learn how to work effectively with Objective-C and Xcode. This book covers iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3 in a rigorous, orderly fashion - ideal whether you're approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills. more »
iPhone 3D Programming
What does it take to build an iPhone app with stunning 3D graphics? This book will show you how to apply OpenGL graphics programming techniques to any device running the iPhone OS - including the iPad and iPod Touch - with no iPhone development or 3D graphics experience required. iPhone 3D Programming provides clear step-by-step instructions, as well as lots of practical advice, for using the iPhone SDK and OpenGL.

You'll build several graphics programs - progressing from simple to more complex examples - that focus on lighting, textures, blending, augmented reality, optimization for performance and speed, and much more. All you need to get started is a solid understanding of C++ and a great idea for an app. more »
Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual
Want to create animated graphics for iPhone, iPad and the Web, using familiar Adobe features? You've come to the right guide. Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build HTML5 and JavaScript graphics with Adobe multimedia tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge writes all the code for you. With this book, you'll be designing great-looking web apps in no time. more »
Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build rich, robust mobile apps that run on smartphones, tablets, and other devices and interact with users in powerful new ways. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll master leading-edge practical skills you can use whether you're developing for the iPad / iPhone or Android. Discover how to quickly build new mobile apps and upgrade older apps, provide cutting-edge media content, leverage advanced features ranging from geolocation to the semantic web, and even simplify complex back-end development. Each lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! more »
Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5
Ready to put your ActionScript 3 skills to work on iPhone and iPad apps? This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application for iOS devices from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5 framework. Move quickly from a basic Hello World application to complex interactions with iOS APIs, and get complete code examples for working with device components - including the accelerometer, GPS, camera, gallery, and multitouch display. This is an ideal resource for Flex developers of all levels. more »
Learn cocos2d 2
Create compelling 2D games with Learn cocos2d 2: Game Development with iOS. This book shows you how to use the powerful new cocos2d, version 2 game engine to develop games for iPhone and iPad with tilemaps, virtual joypads, Game Center, and more.

Best of all, this book will have you making games right from the very start. It guides you step-by-step through the creation of sample games. These fun examples are modeled after popular App Store games and teach you key concepts of the new cocos2d 2 game engine and relevant tools like TexturePacker (texture atlas), PhysicsEditor (physics collision shapes), Particle Designer (particle effects), Glyph Designer (bitmap fonts), and others. more »
Geolocation in iOS
Take advantage of iPhone and iPad sensors and advanced geolocation technologies to build state-of-the-art location applications. In this concise hands-on guide, author Alasdair Allan takes you deep inside Apple's Core Location framework, Map Kit, and other iOS tools, using illustrative examples and sample Objective-C code. Learn how to build location-aware apps for both iPhones and iPads, using code that detects hardware features and then adjusts your app's behavior.

If you're a programmer with iOS experience, or a Mac developer familiar with Objective-C, this book helps you get off to a solid start in location-based app development. more »
Learning OpenGL ES for iOS
OpenGL ES technology underlies the user interface and graphical capabilities of Apple's iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad - as well as devices ranging from video-game consoles and aircraft-cockpit displays to non-Apple smartphones. In this friendly, thorough introduction, Erik M. Buck shows how to make the most of Open GL ES in Apple's iOS environment.

This highly anticipated title focuses on modern, efficient approaches that use the newest versions of OpenGL ES, helping you avoid the irrelevant, obsolete, and misleading techniques that litter the Internet. more »