Core Animation: Application preview

Posted in Companies, Operating Systems, Graphics, Mobile on July 08, 2008

Core Animation: Application preview

What better way to learn how to create an animated and cinematic user interface than seeing it in action! In these screencasts, experienced Objective-C developer Bill Dudney incrementally builds a Cover Flow application using Core Animation. You’ll learn how to get started with Xcode and use the Core Animation API to add stunning animations to your Cocoa applications.

Throughout these 20-30 minute screencast episodes, you’ll get inside the mind of an experienced Cocoa programmer: his thought processes, his development techniques, the tools he uses, and the tricks of the trade. You can follow along with each twist and turn as he adds new features and refactors existing code to shape the application over time. You’ll also see how he troubleshoots problems that crop up along the way. You’ll not only learn more about Core Animation, you’ll also see ways to streamline your development workflow.

This episode highlighting the Cover Flow application Bill creates in these screencasts.

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Tags: Apple, OS, MacOS, Design, Objective-C, Cocoa, iPhone, API, animation, The Pragmatic Programmers, Core Animation, Cover Flow, GUI, Xcode