Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing iOS, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
…Developing an app that targets IOS devices is a…complex task, but one that potentially offers substantial rewards.…Not the least of which is getting accepted in the Apple Apps Store.…IOS apps can only be developed on Macs, preferably one with the latest OS.…This course assumes you're developing for IOS 7.…So you'll need OS 10.9, also known as Mavericks…or higher, which is freely available from the apps store.…Xcode is the developer environment for iOS apps, and it…to is available at no charge from the app store.…
Under categories, switch to Developer Tools,…and there you'll find Xcode prominently displayed.…The download and installation of Xcode can be quite…lengthy, as it contains not only the development environment, but…also app documentation, and helpers, like an IOS simulator,…and instruments for measuring your app's memory and CPU usage.…In addition to installing Xcode, there are two other online…chores you'll want to consider heavily, and most likely take action on.…
Registering as an Apple developer, like OS X Mavericks in Xcode, is free and…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs