iPhone Application Development

Strategies for Efficient Mobile Design and Delivery


  • Jim Hahn, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

iPhone application development is explained here in an accessible treatment for the generalist Library and Information Science (LIS) practitioner. Future information-seeking practices by users will take place across a diverse array of ubiquitous computing devices. iPhone applications represent one of the most compelling new platforms for which to remediate and re-engineer library service. Strategies of efficient mobile design and delivery include adapting computing best practices of data independence and adhering to web standards as articulated by the W3C. These best practices apply across the diverse range of handheld devices and accompanying software development tools. This book is essentially a how-to guide for application development, laying out foundational principles and then moving toward practical implementations.
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General LIS practitioners interested in making iPhone applications and seeking to understand best practices for developing in this new domain


Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-582-4

Table of Contents

Framing concepts for the iPhone as media with the historical continuity of computing best practice; Beginning Dashcode development: Remediating an RSS feed to the iPhone; Basic Dashcode development: Creating a Podcast application; Intermediate Dashcode development: Video tour iPhone application; Designing with Dashcode: Using the Custom template; Designing a Utility application with Dashcode; Introduction to the Xcode module; Using the PhoneGap framework within Xcode; The future of the iPhone operating system and future mobile computing devices.