Practical iOS 11 by Paul Hudson

Practical iOS 11

By Paul Hudson

  • Release Date: 2017-08-11
  • Genre: Programming
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iOS 11 unleashed a whole range of powerful new tools for you to build intelligent apps, and this book helps you get started with them as quickly as possible: Core ML, Vision, ARKit, and more.

- Machine Learning: Take advantage of Core ML to deliver intelligent new apps that can proactively assist your users.

- ARKit: Learn how to augment reality with slick interactive graphics thanks to Apple's new ARKit framework.

- Drag & Drop: Let users move data freely inside your app and others too using powerful new multi-touch gestures.

Plus: NFC reading, PDFKit, Vision, MusicKit, the new iOS 11 design language, and more!

Practical iOS 11 includes seven new projects that teach all the major changes introduced in iOS 11, plus technique projects that deep-dive into smaller features:

- Project 1: Trade my Tesla – Teach iOS how to evaluate the trade-in price of cars using machine learning.

- Project 2: Sightspotter – Blend augmented reality with Core Location to help tourists find their way around a city.

- Project 3: Going Postal – Create fun postcards using images, text, and colors, all powered by iOS 11's new drag and drop APIs.

- Project 4: Swift Sampler – Learn to render PDFs with watermarks and interactive thumbnails, all using PDFKit.

- Project 5: Picture Protector – Build an app that detects faces in photos and lets users interactively blur any they want.

- Project 6: Name that Tune – Use MusicKit to fetch data from Apple Music and build a fast-paced two-player charts game.

- Project 7: Video X-Ray – Let users record a video while the Vision framework silently detects and records all objects in the scene.

Along the way you'll learn all this and more:

- What's new in Swift 4 and how you can start using the new features today. 

- How to use Core ML and the Vision framework to leverage machine learning in your own apps.

- Building both games and apps from scratch using ARKit's augmented reality technology.

- How to integrate drag and drop into your apps using table views, collection views, and more

- Updating your app for the new iOS 11 look and feel.

- The all-new PDFKit framework, delivering fast and efficient PDF rendering on iOS.

- Using the new depth-mapping APIs exposed through the iPhone 7 Plus camera.

- Automatically detecting and blurring faces using the Vision framework.

- Reading NFC tags using Core NFC.

- Taking advantage of the new MusicKit APIs to work with Apple Music.

- And more – iOS 11 is packed with new features to learn!

If you want to take advantage of all the incredible new functionality provided in iOS 11, there's no faster way than Practical iOS 11.