iPhone and iPad

Head First iPhone and iPad Development eBook [Giveaway]

Jackson Chung 01-08-2011

Think you that a great idea for an amazing iPhone and iPad app that no one else has thought of? Well, get to it and build the app!


This week, we’ll be giving away 25 copies of Head First iPhone and iPad Development eBook by Dan and Tracey Pilone from O’Reilly Media. Jump in for a quick description of the book and join the giveaway!

This is giveaway is over. Find out who won.

Quoting O’Reilly,

Let’s say you have a killer app idea for iPhone and iPad. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone and iPad Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You’ll not only learn how to design for Apple’s devices, you’ll also master the iPhone SDK tools — including Interface Builder, Xcode, and Objective-C programming principles — to make your app stand out.

Whether you’re a seasoned Mac developer who wants to jump into the App store, or someone with strong object-oriented programming skills but no Mac experience, this book is a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone and iPad applications.

  • Install the iPhone OS SDK and get started using Interface Builder and XCode
  • Put Objective-C core concepts to work, including message passing, protocols, properties, and memory management
  • Take advantage of iPhone OS patterns such as datasources and delegates
  • Preview your applications in the Simulator
  • Build more complicated interactions that utilize multiple views, data entry/editing, and rotation
  • Work with the iPhone’s camera, GPS, and accelerometer
  • Optimize, test, and distribute your application

Win a free copy of this ebook and start developing iOS apps! We’ve got 25 copies to give away this week.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.


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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, August 5th at 2100hrs PDT. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.


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  1. Anonymous
    August 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    suggestion: https access to the codes on Facebook.
    would love to be able to see them without switching from secure browsing to plain http...
    as always, thanks for the great site and the great work!

    • Tina
      August 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Good point, we will try to make this available!

      • Aibek
        August 6, 2011 at 10:56 am


        thanks, we'll get this implemented in the next couple of weeks.


  2. Abhishek Biswal
    August 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Awesome! I think the book will help us learn how to create iOS apps using HTML and JavaScript. ( Not C ).

  3. VA company
    August 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Most iPad users, even the most avid of fans, likely see the
    device as an entertainment and productive tool, not as something that
    can be worn, and especially not as headgear. This brave woman was
    spotted walking around

  4. djgrant
    August 3, 2011 at 5:53 am

    This would be handy when i start my IT program in September :)

  5. Ari Arsyadi
    August 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Just what I need to get my hands on how iPhone app development is. This one I can really take good advantage of for sure.

    Here is my retweet:

  6. Guruprasad S. Srivatsav
    August 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I can't see the giveaway code on Facebook! I click on the Giveaway codes link in the sidebar, it asks me to shift to http, and then all I see is an image, that says, O'Reily Books Giveaway, and Backup4All Pro Giveaway. I can't click anywhere, on O'Reilly, or EBOOKS below it. Help!

  7. Larry McC
    August 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Nice giveaway. Thanks.