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iOS Development Tutorials

Tutorials for iOS development are posted here. The tutorials can cover any topics relevant to iOS developers and tutorials on topics game development, augmented reality, and learning Objective-C have been posted in the past.

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Tutorial: How To Create A Tracking App With Real-Time On Map Route Drawing

Earlier this year I mentioned an open source app personal movement tracking app in development called Theseus inspired by Google’s Latitude app.

Here’s a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to create a movement tracking app inspired by the popular Runkeeper app from Matt Luedke.

The topics within the tutorial include:

iOS Tutorial And Code Example On Creating Tinder Style Swipe-To-Choose Views

Earlier this year I mentioned a  component for implementing Tinder style swipe-to-choose cards called MDCSwipeToChoose.

Here’s a nice tutorial that goes step-by-step through the process of creating cards with cool Tinder style dragging animations from Nimrod Gutman.

Specifically the tutorial covers:

- Setting up a draggable image view
- Modifying the rotation and scale while the image is being dragged to match the effect seen in the Tinder app
- Adding overlay images as the image is dragged
- Performing the selected action

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Swift Arrays

I’ve mentioned a number of Swift resources and yesterday a tutorial on Swift basics through the creation of a Tetris style game.

Here’s a nice guide to Swift arrays from Coding Explorer that explains some fundamental differences between NSArray and Swift arrays, a nice chart listing the different methods, and a nice list of the different methods available for working with Swift arrays.

There’s also a nice step-by-step guide working through some of the array basics:

Beginners Swift Tutorial Showing How To Create A Tetris Style Game

Last month I mentioned a nice beginners tutorial showing how to create a Candy Crush style game in Swift.

Here’s another tutorial providing a fun way to increase your Swift knowledge in the building of a Tetris style game from Bloc.

The tutorial utilizes Swift, and SpriteKit explaining every step along the way going from the setup of your project and loading assets, through to setting up the actual game, and some special effects.  Everything is nicely explained a very clean format and allows you to jump between each step along the way.

Open Source iOS Component And Tutorial: Apply Motion Blur Effects To An Animation

I’ve mentioned a few projects on applying blur effects since they exploded in popularity thanks to iOS 7 most recently a library allowing you to create adjustable blurring effects asynchronously.

Here’s an open source component allowing you to apply motion blur to your animations using a custom Core Image filter created using the Core Image Kernel Language (available with iOS 8) from Arkadiusz Holko.