It was my original intention to make a universal application for iPhone and iPad but due to time constraints I’m going to throw out this tutorial on using Core Data instead. With a bit of luck it’ll help someone out! A quick note before you start, so you’re not confused later – one of the screenshots later is missing an add button. Don’t worry if yours has one – I moved a chunk of the tutorial to make it easier to follow.
This tutorial will probably take about half an hour if you’re following it carefully. Good luck! Continue reading
Hello again! If you’re reading this tutorial I’m going to assume that you read part 1 and are ready to continue. In this tutorial we will take the project from part 1 and expand the second tab (the table) to include some actual table data and a transition to a ‘detail’ screen. In this instance I’m using movie names and movie images to make it look pretty. There’s a tiny bit of coding taking place here, but nothing exceptional. We won’t be making use of Core Data at this stage, just to keep things simple. Lets get on with it shall we? (*keep in mind this was written in a hurry, but has been tested!*)
Based upon the fact that there are still very few tutorials on how to use the storyboarding stuff in Xcode 4.2 (iOS 5) – I’ve decided to write this second and slightly more complicated tutorial. The output of the tutorial will be an app which uses a tab bar, navigation controllers and a table view controller. It won’t be the most complex of tutorials but should serve to help those who are confused about wiring up a slightly more complex view controller setup. In this part, we will set up the bulk of the work and get some views working. In part 2, we will look at the table side of things.
Before we start, you should download the image pack (below) for the tab bar images I’ll be using. These images are beautifully crafted by Joseph Wain from Glyphish.com. As a side note, Joseph has just released Glyphish Pro 3 which can be purchased from his website for very little money! It includes 400 icons for iPhone and iPad development that are an absolute must for developers! The images are reused here with permission. Of course, if you’d prefer to have imageless tab bar items then feel free to skip this step (and the image assignment steps later on) but it won’t look as cool!
Today I’m going to present a very brief tutorial on how to use storyboarding in Xcode 4.2. When storyboarding appeared it was pretty intimidating compared to how Interface Builder used to work and I felt that Apple really threw a curve ball with this one. In reality it’s really not all that bad when you start to use it. The tutorial will show (from scratch) how to link two view controllers with a button, without coding a single line! Lets jump right in and create a new Xcode project.