Cloud Computing

Learning iCloud Data Management

As apps rapidly move into business and the cloud, iOS and OS X developers need new data management techniques. In this book, renowned Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows you how to use Apple's latest APIs and technologies to structure and synchronize all forms of data. Feiler helps you understand the issues, implement efficient solutions, and deliver highly usable apps that seamlessly synchronize during the "Round Trip" between iOS and OS X and back again.

This guide walks you through integrating several key Apple data management technologies. including the Address Book and Calendar APIs. Feiler shows you how to structure data so it's easy to build great Cocoa and Cocoa Touch user interfaces and to quickly incorporate reliable iCloud syncing. Step by step, you'll discover how to blend Apple's standard application data structures with your own user data to create a feature-rich and fully syncable environment.

Quip

Quip is a new product that can best be described as a collaborative word processor on steroids. Free for iPhone and iPad (with a paid version for $12), it also runs in a browser on the desktop. It really needs to be experienced to appreciate it, but the next best thing is this article by Quentin Hardy of The New York Times. Find out more about Quip here.

Gertrude Stein on iOS 6 and iCloud

Along with the release of iOS 6 on September 19, 2012, a flood of updated iOS apps appeared in the App Store. A number of updated and new Apple apps appeared along with updates to the iWork suite: Numbers, Keynote, and Pages. The updated iWork for iOS apps complete the iCloud implementation for the suite (the OS X apps were updated previously), and now we can see iCloud for what it is.

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