In this screencast, I show you how to build a simple iPad app using the new SplitViewController. The SplitViewController is a new UI view controller for the iPad (only) and is the basis of many iPad applications. It manages two side-by-side view controllers - a list of items that appears on the left side (in landscape mode) and a detail view on the right side.
The template also provides all the code to manage the popover view which is how the item list is displayed when the iPad is rotated into portrait mode, so you don't have to write any of that code!
As we build the app, you'll learn the basics of creating a SplitViewController-based app, and how to implement a simple XML reader to read an XML feed, display a list of article titles and load an article into the detail view when its title is tapped in the list.
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(I recommend right-clicking and selecting watch on YouTube for the higher res version so you can see the code).
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