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Johann Dowa

The Best Resources In iOS Development August 16th 2010 (For 2 Weeks July 31-Aug 13)

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It continues to be an exciting time to develop on the iOS platform, and in the last couple of weeks some interesting news has come out.  It appears that a new edition of Apple TV will be released later this year with support for iOS apps, and a new iPod Touch with front and back facing cameras.  While these are just rumors it does make sense and seems like a logical step forward.

Here are the most popular iPhone and iPad programming resources from this site in terms of sharing and visits for the 2 weeks July 31st to August 13th:

Latest edition here: iOS Development Resources

2 Great New Open Source iOS Apps: iStrobe and Ecological Footprint – Article about two new high quality apps that the creators have generously released as open source.

Beginners iPhone Action Game Programming Tutorial – An extremely in-depth tutorial on how to program the gameplay in an iPhone action game.

Getting Your App Made Even If You’re Not A Programmer – Article detailing do’s and don’ts for those looking to get an app developed without any programming skills.

Blocks – An Interesting Objective-C Addition In iOS 4 – A tutorial on how to utilize the blocks feature to shorten code in iOS 4 (aka. closures) x5

iTV – Another Platform For iOS Apps? – Article disclosing some of the details of Apple’s rumored iTV device.

Handling Z-Ordering In Cocos2D Map Based Games – A tutorial about creating two custom classes that easily enable correct Z-ordering in Cocos2D map based games.

Custom iPad UISplitViewController Adds Many Slick Features – Open Source – Article on the release of an open source project allowing you to easily implement a UISplitViewController with many useful features added.

Good Explanation Of Instruments In Xcode – A good overview of the instruments available in Xcode.

Interesting Info About iAds For Developers – Article including info  about how much iAds costs for developers and conversion rates.

How To Use Visio As A Level Editor – Tutorial on how convert Visio files into a .plist and then parse the resulting data as level data.

Hosting A Beta Test For Your iPhone and iPad Apps – Tutorial on the essentials of running an iOS app beta test such as ad-hoc distribution.

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