5 Hand Picked iPhone App Development Books

Being a professional Mobile App Development company [x]cubelabs has the privilege to own the biggest in-house library of best resources in iPhone app development sector. There are many iPhone Development books which developers can read depending on on his or her skill. Beginning iPhone development can be a very daunting task for a newbie as the sudden uphill of terms and technical nuances could be difficult to grasp even for a developer with good prior industry experience. The following list of books will help iPhone developers enter the iPhone app and game development industry and have thorough understanding of the iOS development basics which will help make industry standard apps.

1. Beginning iPhone 4 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK

The iOS SDK sits at the heart of all app and game development kit. Understanding the same is the most important for a developer. The book helps newbie developers understand various aspects and features of iPhone 4 and handling xcode tools. However it is suggested that you have some prior basic knowledge of Cocoa and Objective-C before jumping in to this book.

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2. Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours

Considering that you are well aware of other programming languages then this book is one of the best books you can ever get your hands on. This book covers self explanatory tutorials, use of GPS and other iPhone features while developing applications and iOS 4.0 features. As the title suggests this book is more of a quick read book designed for developers who already got their hands wet in the programming industry.

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3. The Business of iPhone App Development

Sitting in seclusion and writing code doesn’t make you a successful iPhone developer. One has to know the industry in and out and should know the success secrets of top iPhone games like TapZoo and Diner rush in order to repeat the success mantra. The Business of iPhone App Development will help geeky programmers look beyond code and help developers establish a profitable business.

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4. Head First iPhone Development: A Learner’s Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone

iPhone developers need to master Objective C and for this one has to start from the basics. The book covers various
iPhone app patterns, objective-c for the iPhone, saving, editing, and sorting data, migrating and optimizing with core data
camera, map kit, and core location and preparing an app for distribution. This is the best Objective C book in the market right now.

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5. iPhone Application Development For Dummies

This iPhone development book is for the absolute beginners. If you are a completely unaware of iMac, iPhone, cocoa, xcode or Objective-C then you should get this book.

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Top 5 Android Application Development Books

Android Development BooksAndroid Application Development industry is gaining traction, as Android gains market share in the mobile OS industry. Also Android has shown tremendous promise to be a strong market holder in five years from now. Many developers have supported Android when asked for the OS of the future.

Developers have reported to make huge profits through the Android apps business last quarter. The main advantage of having an App in the Android market is 80% of the app price goes to developer unlike 70% in the AppStore. So higher percentage profit for Android developers when compared to iPhone. Android Application Development doesn’t even demand developers to learn complex programming languages. Good knowledge in Java is all you need. How ever for making an Android application one has to know various technical nuances of major Android phones, various versions of Android and its features and also should have thorough understanding of Software development kit provided by Google. Below are few of the books which will help you kick start your career in Android App Development and make your first Android application.

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#1 – Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform

Hello Android helps you take the baby steps and is a book made for newbies who are serious about developing apps for the Google mobile OS. The book gives real world advice on various versions of Android from Cupcake (Android 1.5) to FroYo (Android 2.2). The book teaches you to build apps with audio and video support, add graphics using 2D and 3D OpenGL, network with web pages and web services, and store data with SQLite.

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#2 – Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

If you are in a hurry in learning Android Development then this book will help you like a crash course. The books takes you through the most common Android development tasks in a detailed manner and has a set of  Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter to know the concepts you have grasped.

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#3 – Android Development for Dummies

The book is written by Android guru Donn Felker and is one of the top selling Android books. The book is written in digestible sections so that the concepts sink in to the learners head. Not just dummies but even professionals can make use of this book.

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#4 – Android Application Development: Programming with Google SDK

The book has complete introduction of Android and its SDK kit so that newbies can learn and even the pros can brush up their concepts. Apart from the routine stuff the book covers more advanced topics like Delve into advanced topics such as security, custom views, performance analysis and internationalization. This book good for advanced Android developers.

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#5 – The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development

When you are ready to take out the big guns and apply all your inherent skills on display then this book will be a guide you should have by your side. This book is made for developers with sound understanding of basics and are serious about making the best Android apps in the market.

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