Advanced iOS: Volume Two

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INCLUDES FREE UPDATES FOR SWIFT 6 AND BEYOND! Click here for full details. iOS gives us 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, and more!

What's in the book

Advanced iOS: Volume Two includes seven new projects that teach some of the most powerful features in iOS, 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'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:

  • 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
  • The all-new PDFKit framework, delivering fast and efficient PDF rendering on iOS.
  • Using the new depth-mapping APIs exposed through the iPhone 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!

If you want to take advantage of some of the most advanced functionality provided in iOS, there's no faster way than the Advanced iOS series.

Please note: This book will not teach you Swift. You should already have completed Hacking with Swift or Pro Swift, or have written your own existing Swift apps.

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Will this book teach me Swift?

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You get all seven chapters, plus the bonus technique tutorials, as well as all project source code.

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