Developing for Apple TV using tvOS and Swift

by Gary Bennett, Brad Lees,

Gary Bennett, Brad Lees, and Stefan Kaczmarek, the team behind Swift 2 for Absolute Beginners, brings you a hands-on “Swift” introduction to the new tvOS SDK with a collection of app projects to try out.

You’ll learn how to create a BookStore app for the TV, including using Stack Views for book details, how to create a photo gallery app, and how to use collection view and split view controllers with a music collection app. Finally, you’ll also learn how to store Apple TV app data in iCloud.

The new Apple TV is here, and it’s open for your native apps — Developing for the Apple TV with tvOS and Swift will get you started developing right away.

What you will learn:
  • How to use stack views in tvOS
  • How to use collection views and split view controllers
  • How to store Apple TV app data in iCloud
  • How to create native apps for books, photos, and music on the Apple TV


Who this book is for:
Intermediate iOS developers who want to create native Apple TV apps using the new tvOS SDK.
  • Apress; December 2015
  • ISBN 9781484217153
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Developing for Apple TV using tvOS and Swift
  • Author: Gary Bennett; Brad Lees; Stefan Kaczmarek
  • Imprint: Apress

About The Author

Gary Bennett is president of xcelMe (xcelme-dot-com). xcelMe teaches iPhone/iPad programming courses online. Gary has taught hundreds of students how to develop iPhone/iPad apps, and has several very popular apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary's students have some of the best-selling apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary also worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer aboard two nuclear submarines. After leaving the Navy, Gary worked for several companies as a software developer, chief information officer, and resident. As CIO, he helped take VistaCare public in 2002. Gary also co-authored emiPhone Cool Projects/em for Apress. Gary lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Stefanie, and their four children.

Brad Lees has more than 12 years of experience in application development and server management. He has specialized in creating and initiating software programs in real-estate development systems and financial institutions. His career has been highlighted by his positions as information systems manager at The Lyle Anderson Company, product development manager for Smarsh, vice president of application development for iNation, and IT manager at The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, the largest architectural firm in Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, Brad and his wife, Natalie, reside in Phoenix with their five children.