Media praise for Learning iPhone Programming

Have a blog? Join our Reader Review Program

"I recommend the book to anyone considering diving into iPhone programming...Learning iPhone Programming is reasonably priced and should remain a solid introductory text for new iPhone developers for some time to come."
-- Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"The great strength of Allan's book is that it gives you a clear view of the big picture about iPhone development, and fills in most of the essential details. I can hardly imagine a better book to begin the great adventure of developing extraordinary apps."
-- Michael Pastore, ePublishers Weekly

"If you’re a programmer thinking of writing iPhone or iPad apps, you’ll want this book."
-- Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, May 2010, Column 358

"...a guide recommended for any programmer's collection."
-- Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"So, if you are interested in a crash course into iPhone programming before you dig into it with a more detailed book, this is the one to get. But, it will leave you with the thirst to learn more. Me? I am heading to the O’Reilly catalog to look for an Objective-C book..."
-- Richard Slywczak, GRApple, Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2011

"I cannot stress how brilliant the book Learning iPhone Programming Development by Alasdair Allan is."
-- Nick Reffitt, iOS Blog

"If you're interested in developing dynamic iOS apps that provide the user with a great experience you have likely considered or already decided to go the native app route rather than the web app route. Unfortunately for many developers, especially those that are not familiar with Apple's development ecosystem and their tools, developing a native iPhone application that leverages Cocoa Touch and Objective - C can be a daunting task. Learning iPhone Programming assumes no prior knowledge of the iPhone SDK and the related tools. It is a great primer for programmers that would like to expand to iOS" Full Review >
-- Michael Dominick, blog.mdominick.com/

"SummaryAlasdair Allan Book "Learning iPhone Programming" starts with a discussion of the pro and cons of native iPhone Apps. Since I'm quite new to iPhone programming I didn't know that the initial version of the iPhone didn't support native application. So I really liked that the author describes the history… " Full Review >
-- Matthias Köster, mattthinkssabout.blogspot.com/

"With the undeniable success of the iPhone and its impact on the user paradigm surrounding mobile devices, "mobile phone" truly no longer applies in my view, there are so many iPhone programming books. I particularly like this book as it does follow through on it's subtitle "From Xcode to App… " Full Review >
-- Keith Davidson, www.davincirocks.com

"Learning iPhone Programming is well organized and easy to read book. In first two chapters, it is explained why should we move to creating native applications and how to start the development process." Full Review >
-- Michal Konrad Owsiak, www.owsiak.org

"Learning iPhone Programming, by Alasdair Allan: a definitive book to learn native iPhone programming. Recommended for those who understand Apple, C, OOP, and wish to create high-performance full-featured applications for iPhone. I’m an old-school coder and I would not claim myself mastering a platform before writing my own application in… " Full Review >
-- Kuncoro Wastuwibowo, kuncoro.com