Dashcode For Dummies

Dashcode For Dummies
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Book Description
Create widgets and Web apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X with Dashcode
Dashcode is a software application that makes it quick and easy to create dashboard widgets and Web apps for Mac computers, iPhone, and iPad. Widgets and Web apps connect users with content from the Web such as Twitter feeds, movie showtimes, news updates, and more. Dashcode provides a library of graphic elements and standard code that you just drag-and-drop into your app, and this guide shows you how to use it to bring your idea to life. Learn to create, customize, and distribute your apps, even if you're a programming novice.
  • Dashcode provides a quick and easy way to create dashboard and Web widgets for Apple devices
  • This guide shows you how to use the built-in Dashcode tools, including graphical elements and functional code, to create Web apps using your data
  • Learn to customize your app, add media, retrieve data from Web services for your app, and deploy your widgets
  • Even if you're new to programming, you can learn to create and distribute widgets with Dashcode
Dashcode For Dummies gets you up and running with this cool tool for creating unique Web apps and dashboard widgets.

Content

Part I: Introducing Dashcode and How You Can Use It
Chapter 1: Exploring the World of Apps and Widgets
Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Development Tools
Chapter 3: Creating Your First Dashcode Project

Part II: Constructing Your Projects’ Pieces and Parts
Chapter 4: Inspecting the Inspector
Chapter 5: Working with Library Parts
Chapter 6: Behaving Well with Buttons
Chapter 7: Viewing the Interface
Chapter 8: Finishing Up in Style

Part III: Integrating Data
Chapter 9: Working with Data Sources
Chapter 10: Binding Data to your Dashcode Project
Chapter 11: Using XMLHttpRequest to Get Live Data When You Need It
Chapter 12: Navigating through Data
Chapter 13: Preferring Preferences for User Options and Saving Data

Part IV: Trying Out Each Environment
Chapter 14: Creating a Browser Safari Application
Chapter 15: Creating a Multilevel Navigator for Mobile Safari
Chapter 16: Creating a Custom Web App/Dashboard Widget for a Web Site

Part V: Refining Your Project
Chapter 17: Adding to Your Code
Chapter 18: Improving Your Interface
Chapter 19: Testing and Monitoring Your Work

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Creating Better Apps and Widgets
Chapter 21: Ten Simplifi cations for Your Apps and Widgets

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