iOS eCommerce App Development with Parse

  • 2h 16m
  • Liangjun Jiang
  • Apress
  • 2015

iOS eCommerce App Development with Parse uses a real-world app example to teach you how to build a complete eCommerce iPhone app powered by Parse—the most popular and powerful Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider.

In this comprehensive guide you will learn about collecting application requirements, architecting the app, designing the user interface, creating the data model, managing products and the shopping cart, processing the payment, and fulfilling the order—always with secure best practice in mind. You will also learn how to manage user account creation, log in with Facebook and Twitter, verify users via email, pay with Stripe and Apple Pay, send email with Mailgun, and manage customer payment methods and order history.

Intermediate knowledge of iOS development and object-oriented programming is assumed, and basic knowledge of e-commerce principles will be of benefit too. The author is a successful iPhone app developer whose real-world experience is now brought to print. Master iOS eCommerce app development with Parse today.

What you’ll learn

  • Get to know Parse and its products, the most popular and powerful Platform as a Service (BaaS) provider.
  • Learn what it takes to develop a real world e-commerce iPhone app.
  • Secure your app and user data.
  • Incorporate the Stripe payment gateway and Mailgun email service.
  • Develop a scalable app that is also easy to maintain.
  • Extend all examples to match the needs of your own app.

Who this book is for

iOS eCommerce App Development with Parse is for experienced iPhone developers confident with Objective-C, iOS and XCode, who want to build an eCommerce iPhone app. If you don’t have the experience of implementing a fully functional backend, but still want to build a mobile app with web services, this book is for you. It is ideal for mobile app developers who want to enhance their skills and learn new tools.

About the Author

Liangjun Jiang is a mobile software engineer from Austin, Texas. He founded Buy From Farm - an organic produce marketplace, developed iPhone and android app for this project. He had Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at University of Central Florida, M.S. and B.E from Zhejiang University, China. His software experience has led him to utilize many different technologies including Objective-C, Java, javascript and, of course, iOS and android.

In this Book

  • Requirements
  • Planning and Building the Prototype
  • Parse Fundamentals
  • Parse Project Setup
  • Product Category
  • The Products Screen
  • The Product Detail Screen
  • The Sign-Up Feature
  • The Login Feature
  • Shopping Bag
  • Shipping Address
  • Pay with Credit Card
  • Pay with Apple Pay
  • Charge and E-Mail
  • My Account
  • Add Product
  • Promotion
  • Security
  • More from Parse