Beginning iOS Apps With Facebook and Twitter APIs

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/15/2011
  • Publisher: Apress

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Beginning iOS Apps with Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Networking Sitesis for iPhone and iPad developers who know the fundamentals of iOS development, and now want to add a key selling point to their apps: the ability for their users to log their actions and achievements through social networks! iPhone and iPad are transforming the social networking, graphing, and gaming experience, moving beyond the desktop and into mobile.#xA0;Beginning iOS Apps with Facebook and Twitter#xA0;lets you build social networking functionality into your apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using the APIs from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and other social networking sites that your app users want! This book includes use-cases, API guidance, interaction design, relevant discussions and sample projects around popular social network platforms. It also includes#xA0;considerations around iPad vs. iPhone/iPod touch design, best practices for privacy, working with pictures, maps and videos, connecting with friends, authentication, and the use of location-based services. More and more, users expect the apps they use to allow them to log their actions and achievements through their social networking links. So after reading this book, you'll understand how these three social networking platforms can work with your apps. You'll know how to link your app's users with their friends, how to deploy location-awareness in your app, and how to publish to and message within the social graph. What you'll learn How to integrate these three social networks' APIs into your code How to run do multitasking apps and run streamlined background processes When to use Oauth for authentication How to connect your users to each other What and where to publish and request data and media from the social graph How to work with JSON, push notifications and other data interchanges How to take advantage of open-source software like Google Wrappers and Google Toolbox What to iterate quickly when using the UIWebView controller How to spec out visual & interaction design that is consistent with the design of the platforms (for both iPad and iPhone) Who this book is for This book is for iPhone and iPad developers who have the fundamentals of iOS development, and now want to add social networking functionality to their apps.

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