“A great read for iOS developers who want to learn if iCloud is right for their app and then dive right in with lots of practical code examples.”
–Jon Bell, UXLaunchpad.com
Get Hands-On Mastery of iCloud Data Management for OS X “Mavericks” and iOS 7
As apps rapidly move into business and into the cloud, iOS and OS X developers need new data management techniques. In Learning iCloud Data Management, renowned Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows you how to use Apple’s latest APIs and technologies to structure and sync all forms of data. Feiler helps you understand the issues, implement efficient solutions, and deliver highly usable apps that seamlessly “round-trip” between OS X and iOS and back again.
This guide walks you through integrating several key Apple data management technologies, including the Address Book and Calendar APIs. The Address Book API is a location-based iOS app, stores user data in a Core Data store, user preferences in KVC storage, and checkbox titles in a property list. The Calendar API is built on OS X and automatically syncs with the iOS app to coordinate realistic business processes.
Feiler shows you how to structure data so it’s easy to build great Cocoa user interfaces and to quickly incorporate reliable iCloud syncing. Step by step, you’ll discover how to blend Apple’s standard application data structures with your own user data to create a feature-rich and fully syncable environment.
Understanding iCloud from the developer’s and user’s point of viewAccessing synced user calendars and contactsIntegrating Reminders into your appsPlaying by iCloud’s user privacy rulesApplying consistent OS X Preferences and iOS Settings across user devicesManaging persistent storage with Core DataUsing Xcode Project Workspaces for shared developmentAdding data to app bundles and resourcesIntegrating iCloud infrastructure, file wrappers, documents, and dataCompleting the round-trip between both iOS and OS X