Storyboards in iOS 5 part 2

Storyboards in iOS 5 part 2

In this second and final part of the tutorial series, we’ll cover segues, static table view cells, the add player screen, and a game picker screen!

We’ll start where we left off last tutorial, so open your project from last time, or go through the previous tutorial first.

OK, let’s dive into some of the other cool new features in Storyboarding!

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new APIs to read/write JSON on iOS 5

new APIs to read/write JSON on iOS 5

iOS 5 has some new built-in APIs to make it really easy to read and write JSON.

If you don’t know what JSON is, it’s a simple human readable format that is often used to send data over a network connection.

For example, if you have an array of three strings, the JSON representation would simply be:

["test1", "test2", "test3"]
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step by step setup iCloud in iOS 5 app

step by step setup iCloud in iOS 5 app

iCloud is a service that helps you synchronize your data across devices. It is a set of central servers which store your documents, and make the latest version available to every device/app compatible with iCloud (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or even PC).

In this tutorial, we’ll investigate iCloud by implementing a set of simple applications which interact with cloud servers to read, write and edit documents. In the process, you’ll learn about the new UIDocument class, querying iCloud for files, autosaving, and much more!

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Localizing iPhone Apps

By localizing an iPhone app, we display cultural information in the user’s specified locale, but what about the text, like the application name and displaying visible information in user’s preferred language. In this tutorial, I will show you how we can use resource files to display visible text in user’s language.

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customize the User Interface on app iOS 5

customize the User Interface on app iOS 5

Many of the most popular apps on the App Store present standard iOS UI elements in a non-standard fashion:

  • Twitter employs a custom UITabBar
  • Instagram uses both a custom UITabBar and a custom UINavigationBar
  • Epicurious for iPad customizes elements of the standard split-view interface
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