(PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week introduced its “Mastering iOS Development Tutorial,” an advanced course offering specialized training in using xCode and the Facebook SDK to include basic to advanced social APIs in your iOS apps.
Social networking features, particularly integration with apps that perform other kinds of functions, are currently in high market demand. Apple's iOS provides APIs for integration with the major social networks.
Infinite Skills “Mastering iOS Development - Integrating Social APIs Tutorial” explores multiple APIs, reviewing options for developers and demonstrating how to integrate various features and levels of complexity.
Course author Keith Welch has spent more than 30 years working in the software industry, with 10 years working in .NET technologies, and the last 10 years focusing on mobile development. His many proficiencies include Android, Windows Mobile, ASP.NET, and more. Welch currently specializes in mobile developer tools, development consulting, and app development.
Welch organizes the course around the creation of a selection of social networking apps, starting with using the UIActivityViewController to integrate basic posting capabilities for Twitter and Facebook.
The course then moves into the SLRequest API, adding account access and the ability to read the Twitter timeline.
Finally, Welch devotes a chapter to working with the Facebook SDK, which allows a greater degree of integration with Facebook, including the ability to access the user profile, friend lists, photo uploading, and location features.
“Social integration is a major market player at this point,” Welch explains. “Say you have an e-commerce app, and you want to allow users to post to Facebook saying how great your product is. iOS provides these capabilities with varying levels of richness depending on the API you use. We'll start with a basic one that allows you post to a social network, and progress toward more complex features.”
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Mastering iOS Development - Integrating Social APIs training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its Mastering iOS Development - Integrating Social APIs Training Video as a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $24.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.