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iOS 7 Development Training: Building iOS 7 Applications for iPhone and iPad

Course Number: MBL-120
Duration: 5 days
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iOS 7 Development Training Overview

Accelebrate's iOS Development Training: Building iOS 7 Applications class teaches attendees how to build iOS 7 native applications for iPhone and iPad using Objective-C and Apple's Cocoa Touch framework.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

iOS 7 Development Training Prerequisites

All students should have substantial previous programming experience using an object-oriented C-based language such as C#, Java, or C++.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This iOS Development Training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 20 minutes.

iOS 7 Development Training Materials

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

This iOS Development training course requires:

  • Apple Mac running OS X 10.7.4 or later, with at least 4GB RAM
  • The latest release of Xcode (minimum of 5.0)
  • Additional software, tools, and lab files that Accelebrate would provide

iOS 7 Development Training Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Understand iOS application development architecture
  • Gain familiarity with Xcode 5.0 and other Apple development tools
  • Learn proper use of techniques and patterns in Objective-C
  • Design app UIs using storyboards
  • Explore techniques for custom drawing and animation
  • Store data locally using Core Data and SQLite
  • Build apps that communicate with web services
  • Learn about iOS security services and sandboxing
  • Use best practices for targeting both iPhone and iPad devices

iOS 7 Development Training Outline

  • Introduction
    • iPhone and iPad Device Anatomy
    • iOS Architecture and SDK Frameworks
    • iOS and SDK Version Compatibility
    • Apple iOS Developer Program
  • Xcode 5
    • Tour of the IDE
    • Templates, Projects, and Workspaces
    • Creating a New Project
    • LLVM and LLDB
    • Debug Gauges
    • Asset Management
    • XCTest Testing Framework
    • Continuous Integration and Bots
    • Automatic Configuration
  • Objective-C for Experienced Programmers
    • Classes, Objects, and Methods
    • Declared Properties
    • Memory Management
    • Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
    • Categories and Extensions
    • Formal and Informal Protocols
    • Blocks
  • Application Patterns and Architecture
    • Model View Controller (MVC)
    • IBOutlets and IBActions
    • Subclassing and Delegation
  • Views and Windows
    • The View Hierarchy
    • Containers
    • Controls
    • Text and Web Views
    • Navigation View and Tab Bars
    • Alert Views and Action Sheets
    • Controlling Rotation Behavior
    • View Autosizing
    • Autolayout
  • Storyboards
    • Adding Scenes
    • Segues
    • Transitions
    • Using in a Tab Bar Application
  • Table Views
    • Static and Dynamic Table Views
    • Delegates and DataSources
    • Table View Styles
    • Custom Cells
  • Navigation Based Applications
    • Adding the Root View Controller
    • Creating the Navigation Controller
    • Controlling the Stack Navigation Programmatically
  • UIPickerView and UIDatePicker
    • Designing the UI
    • Coding for the Data Picker
    • Hiding the Keyboard
    • Memory Management
  • Directories and Files
    • NSFileManager, NSFileHandle, and NSData
    • Problems Solved by ADO.NET Entity Framework
    • Pathnames in Objective-C
    • Working with Directories
    • Working with Files
    • Reading and Writing from a File
    • iCloud
    • Key-Value Data
    • Archiving
  • Working with Data
    • SQLite Integration
    • Using SQLite Directly
    • Overview of Core Data
    • Managed Objects
    • Persistent Store Coordinator
    • Entity Descriptions
    • Retrieving and Modifying Data
  • Multitouch, Taps, and Gestures
    • The Responder Chain
    • Touch Notification Methods
    • Enabling Multitouch on the View
    • Gesture Motions
    • Gesture Recognizers
  • Drawing
    • Core Graphics and Quartz 2D
    • Lines,Paths,andShapes
  • Animation
    • Core Animation Blocks
    • Animation Curves
    • Transformations
  • Multitasking
    • Application States
    • Background Execution
    • Background App Refresh in iOS 7
    • State Restoration
  • Notifications
    • Local Notifications
    • Push Notifications
  • Core Location Framework
    • Location Accuracy
    • Obtaining Location Information
    • Calculating Distances
    • MapKit Framework and MKMapView
  • Concurrency
    • Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)
    • Serial and Concurrent Queues
    • Main Dispatch Queue
    • Completion Blocks
    • Operation Queues
  • Networking
    • Reachability
    • Synchronous Downloads
    • Asynchronous Downloads
    • Handling Timeouts
    • Sending HTTP GET and POST Requests
    • Parsing JSON
    • Parsing XML
    • AirDrop
  • Targeting Multiple Devices
    • iPhone vs. iPad
    • Universal Apps
    • Multiple SDK Support
    • Detecting Device Capabilities
    • Supporting iOS 6 and iOS 7
  • Localization
    • Resources
    • Language and Region
    • NSLocale
    • Text
    • Dates
    • Numbers
  • Running on a Physical Device
    • Development Certificates
    • Assigning Devices
    • Creating an App ID
    • Provisioning Profiles
    • Running
  • Performance and Power Optimization
    • Measuring Performance
    • Instruments
    • Responsiveness
    • Memory Usage, Spikes, and Leaks
    • Networking and Power
  • Deployment
    • Icons and Launch Images
    • Distribution Certificates
    • Distribution Provisioning Profiles
    • Archiving an Application
    • App Store Distribution
    • AdHoc and Enterprise Distribution
    • iTunes Connect
  • Conclusion