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Tag Archives: iPhone Development
First Peek: “Squadron Leader” for iOS7
First alpha demo of new iOS game -- Of course in the real game, you will die... unless I make Space Leeches!
Posted in Games, iPhone Apps, Vector-Z: Space Ranger Tagged arcade games, Games, iPhone Apps, iPhone Development, Objective-C, Quartz2D, SpriteKit Leave a comment
Marketing’s a Bitch: Lessons from the App Store
After months of obscurity, Sol: Sun Clock rose to #11 on the Weather charts the night of the solstice, and the next morning, when Apps Gone Free went live, it quickly rose to #2. Downloads went from around 10 a day (paid) to the peak of 21,042 in one day. That is an increase of over 2000%! Over a period of three days, Sol topped 30K downloads.
Posted in App Store, iPhone Development, marketing, Programming, Sol: Sun Clock Tagged App Store, by Juggleware, developer, iOS, iPhone Apps, iPhone Development, marketing, Sol: Sun Clock, weather 3 Comments
Why I made Sol: Sun Clock
We’ve been working on this one for months and I’m happy to announce that Sol: Sun Clock, our lastest iPhone app, is now available in Apple’s App Store.
It lets you look at the day’s sunlight times, quickly …
Posted in App Store, iPhone Apps, iPhone Development, Photography, Sol: Sun Clock Tagged alarm, App Store, apple, by Juggleware, clock, dawn, dusk, equinox, iPad, iPhone Development, Sol: Sun Clock, solstice, sun, sunrise, sunset, timer, twilight, weather 24 Comments
Drawing Text on an Arc in CocoaTouch
CoreText is available now in iOS, but it’s not an easy framework to use. After trying several other approaches to draw text on an arc at this Stack Overflow page, I adapted Apple’s sample code CoreTextArcCocoa for Mac class for …
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Apple: Only “professional” satirists can make fun.
Well the Freedom Time controversy has long passed from my mind, except when some other story pops up that reminds me.
Today I had the chance to read Apple’s new App Store Approval Guidelines (registered developers can read them here…
Posted in App Store, Freedom Time Tagged App Store, apple, censor, defamatory, Freedom Time, iPhone Development, rejected, satire 1 Comment
How to get the Return key to dismiss a UITextView
Need to dismiss they keyboard in a UITextView? Changing the Return key to read “Done” doesn’t make the iPhone keyboard to go away. Put this code in the delegate for your UITextView and your return key can behave more like …
Posted in iPhone Development, Programming Tagged iPhone Development, Objective-C, UITextView 3 Comments
Radio BPR v2 update submitted to app store
Posted in Radio BPR Tagged App Store, iOS4, iPhone Apps, iPhone Development Leave a comment
plist > JSON > XML
Having developed 4 or 5 iPhone apps now that download remote XML data from servers and populate tables view and other content, I can tell you without reservation that it is the slowest way to go.
Performance using JSON is …
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How To Place a UIWebView inside a UIScrollView
To display several pieces of content on a screen, I needed several views. A scroll view (
UIScrollView) was necessary to encompass the headline, photo and story text; I had the headline and photo at the top in a …
Posted in iPhone Development, Programming Tagged iOS, iPhone Development, Objective-C, UIScrollView, UIWebView 15 Comments
Xcode installation woes.
iPhone developers: if you install Xcode 3.2.3 to start developing iOS4 apps you may be surprised to find that all prior SDKs and Simulators before 4.0 for iPhone (and 3.2 for iPad) get removed. Trying to build using an older …
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