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There are literally tens of thousands of application developers competing for a hungry audience's time and money. How do you build an app that stands out? What does a good user interface look like? In this O'Reilly Breakdown, Dan Pilone takes you out of standard, stock Apple controls and builds a completely immersive iPad application from the ground up. As you code alongside Dan, you'll learn how to conceptualize, design, and implement a customized user interface.

The experts in the O'Reilly Breakdown live video series not only break down the concepts of difficult and complex subjects, they also demonstrate practical implementation and use. Each episode features an experienced programmer, developer, or software designer working on real-world challenges, ranging from iPad user interface design and multi-tasking on Android phones to caching in cloud-based applications.

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"iPad video in flash format?" - by Glbltrader on 11-APR-2011
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If only O'Reilly knew the irony of producing a video about the iPad in Flash. As I am on my new ipad2 but alas cannot see the video about the iPad on the iPad.

You may want to rethink the marketing strategy on this one!

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"Great quality and content for app developers" - by ChrisC on 20-FEB-2011
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I really like instructional videos and they did a fantastic job in this video. The lighting and audio quality are great which makes it even nicer and I like that we get to see the two hosts and not just a screen capture through the whole video. The material is presented well and has fun examples.
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Table of Contents



Styling iPad User Interfaces

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Coding Your Initial Interface



Creating Your Custom Graphics



Creating Custom Stretchable Buttons



Building a Custom Popover



Connecting Components & Managing Memory



Horizontal Scrolling & Data Objects



Connecting User Input to Your Data




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