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see cacaocacao
, tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. It has been extensively cultivated in the Old World since the Spanish conquest.
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city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.


, cacao
a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint


Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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iPhone game East Indian Tycoon was created by the experienced team of EffectiveSoft's iPhone programmers, who leveraged the power of Apple XCode, Adobe Photoshop, Objective-C and Cocoa Touch API development tools and technologies.
This book will help teach the basics of the Cocoa Touch framework for building iPhone and iPod applications, offering theory blended with best practices and patterns for handling user experiences outside of the interface.
Apple set the bar high with its Cocoa Touch mobile interface and until now, similar quality UX tools haven't existed for Web-based mobile developers, and that is why we've put this project into play.
The volume covers the iOS development environment, structural overviews of iOS apps, app execution flow, objective-C fundamentals and JacaScript tasks in Cocoa Touch.
Using development tools as Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch framework they deliver A to Z iPhone application development services from mere concept to complete solutions.