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Two new bonus chapters, available NOW!

I have just posted two additional bonus chapters.

"State Persistence and Restoration" covers recording the current state of the application's user interface, so we can restart the application exactly where the user left off. This chapter includes source code and instructions for the book's Health Beat project. It was originally written for end of chapter 6, but the sample code should be useable any time after that chapter.

"An Overview of iOS Notification Techniques" covers all the different methods for passing notifications around an iOS application, from direct messages and delegates to sending messages down object hierarchies and using the NSNotificationCenter. Here, I briefly describe each technique and list its major advantages and disadvantages.

Both PDFs are available for free. Please check them out.



Round 2 Winners!

Congratulations to the 2nd round winners!

  • David Heller
  • Chris
  • @MacPhage
  • Jackson Collins
  • ashtonbt1

I'd like to thank everyone for entering and for helping me to spread the word. The comments were really fun to read, and I had trouble refraining from responding to many of them. You really made my day.

Even if you didn't win, please keep an eye on this web site. I'll be giving away a few more free bonus chapters over the next couple of weeks.


Book Giveaway, Round 2

I hope everyone (or at least those of you in the US) managed to eat some nice food, and survived Black Friday with a minimal amount of bruising.

also, let me apologize for any confusion about the book's release date. Every time I checked in with Amazon, the release date had changed. The good news is, the book is now definitely available everywhere:

Cyber Monday also seems like an appropriate time to launch the second round of ebook give-aways. Let's keep this simple. The rules are the same as last time.

Leave a comment below. You don't need to log in with your email address, but please leave me some way to contact you (twitter, g+, email, whatever). If I cannot contact you, you cannot win. Also, please only enter once. I will go through and delete duplicate entries.

Finally, contact me if you have trouble leaving a contact for any reason.

This round will last until Monday, December 9th at noon EST. Again, I will be giving away five copies of the ebook. We've got a bit more time for this round, so please help me spread the word.

Thanks, and good luck!


And We Have A (or 5) Winner(s)

First I'd like to thank everyone who entered or helped spread the word. I am really proud of the book, and I want to make sure everyone knows about it.

I would also like to thank everyone for their congratulations and kind comments.

The five winners are:

  • Paco Camarillo
  • Brian Popp
  • shawn
  • D Uebel
  • Mihalis Tsoukalos

If you've won, you should recieve an email message from me (or I'll try to contact you through twitter to find the best way to deliver your codes). If you don't hear from me soon, please let me know.

If you didn't win, please keep an eye on the blog or follow me on twitter (@rikiwarren) or G+ (+RichWarren). I'll be doing additional promotions in the future.

In the mean time, if you want to get a feel for the book, you can always download the Objective-C bonus chapter. It's almost a book by itserlf.

Additional bonus chapters will be posted as soon as they are available. 


Source Code Now Available, More Bonus Chapters Coming Soon

Creating iOS Apps: Develop and Design, Second Edition is now availble!

The souce code is up. You can find it here.

The Objective-C bonus chapter is also available here. 90-pages of Objectctive-C goodness for free! If you're new to iOS development, I highly recommend downloading and reading this bonus chapter first.

More bonus chapters are coming. I'll post them when they become available.