At long last, it’s the day we’ve been waiting for – the NDA for iOS 5 has now been lifted!
The iOS Tutorial Team has been preparing for months for this day, and we have tons of cool tutorials ready to get you guys up to speed with iOS 5 – plus some amazing announcements and giveaways!
In fact we have so much to tell you about we’re giving this event a special name – the iOS 5 Feast!
The iOS Feast consists of the following five courses:
- Optional appetizer: User Interface Customization in iOS 5
- First course: iOS Apprentice
- Second course: iOS 5 By Tutorials
- Third course: iOS 5 Tutorial Month
- Dessert: iOS 5 Feast Giveaway
During the iOS 5 Feast, you’ll get to sink your teeth into GLKit, serve yourself with Storyboards, nibble on ARC, and gorge yourself on tons of other cool new APIs in iOS 5. By the time you’re done, you’ll feel like you’re on (i)Cloud 9! :]
Want to see what we mean? Keep reading for more details!
Optional Appetizer: User Interface Customization in iOS 5
If you guys would like, you can sneak into the kitchen and get the iOS 5 Feast started early! :]
All you have to do is retweet this post to help get the word out. If/when the post reaches 100 retweets, we will immediately release a new tutorial on iOS 5 to whet your appetite!
The tutorial is brought to you by iOS Tutorial Team member by iOS Tutorial Team member Steve Baranski, and is titled User Interface Customization in iOS 5.
It shows you how to take an app with the plain vanilla UIKit controls, and make it look completely custom with the new APIs in iOS 5!
In the event this post doesn’t reach 100 tweets, we’ll still release the post later on this month. But if you want to sneak into the kitchen and get it early – just click the button below!
Remember that’s just the appetizer – keep reading for more!
First course: iOS Apprentice
This is a tutorial for complete beginners to iOS that shows you how to make a complete game from scratch called “Bull’s Eye.” In the process, you learn a lot about Xcode, Objective-C, UIKit programming, Interface Builder, and more!
Well, if you liked this tutorial, we have two great announcements!
Updated for iOS 5!
We are pleased to announce that as of immediately, the tutorial has been completely updated for iOS 5 and the updated tutorial will be sent to all newsletter subscribers!
If you’re new to iOS or want to fill in the gaps, you can use this tutorial to start learning the latest iOS 5 technologies from the ground up, rather than wasting your time with outdated books or material.
iOS Apprentice Parts 2 and 3 Available!
In iOS Apprentice Tutorial 2: Checklists, Matthijs shows you how to build a simple to-do app with iOS 5, using table views, navigation controllers, delegates, and more.
In iOS Apprentice Tutorial 3: MyLocations, Matthijs shows you how to make a cool app that lets you tag photos with location information with iOS 5, using MapKit, Core Location, Tab Bar Controllers, Core Data, and more.
If you’re new to iOS or want to fill in the gaps, this tutorial series is an amazing way to get started. Each tutorial is epic-length at more than 200 pages, and the absolute highest level of quality you’re used to on this site!
The best part is right now these tutorials are on a discount to celebrate the launch of the iOS 5 Feast, and are just $29 for the entire bundle so far. This will be raised to the normal price of $39 in about a week, so grab the discount while you can! :]
Second course: iOS 5 By Tutorials
The iOS 5 By Apprentice series is for beginners, so those of you who are already experienced with iOS development might feel left out.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! :]
During the last several months, the iOS Tutorial Team has been investigating the new APIs in iOS 5. In general, we found the APIs provide an amazing wealth of new and cool functionality, but are sometimes quite hard to learn!
So we decided to fix that by teaming up to write an book on iOS 5 called iOS 5 By Tutorials!
iOS 5 By Tutorials is an book designed to help iOS developers get quickly and easily up-to-speed with iOS 5. It contains high-quality tutorials on all of the major new APIs available in iOS 5, including:
- And much, much more!
We have 21 chapters (and over 600 pages!) of the book already complete, and the rest will be finished very soon. If you want to get access to the chapters we have immediately available, you can get the beta book right now!
If you purchase the beta book, you’ll get all the chapters we have now, the new ones when they’re ready, and the final book upon completion.
In addition, you’ll get a sweet discount – we’re selling the beta version for $44, but once the book is fully complete we will be selling it for $54. So grab the discount and get a head start on iOS 5 while you can! :]
Third course: iOS 5 Tutorial Month
These new products are all great, but of course they are paid. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about awesome iOS community – we still want to give you guys tons of free stuff!
So I’m extremely pleased to announce that every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the next calendar month, we will post a free new iOS 5 tutorial!
We designed iOS 5 By Tutorials so that most topics consist of a free part (to be posted here during the iOS 5 Feast) and a book only part. The free part consists of the most critical information you need to know to get started, and the book only portion contains extra details and more advanced information.
So check back here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a bunch of awesome iOS 5 tutorials! :]