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Johann Dowa

The Best Resources In iOS Development (For Week Sept.4-Sept.10)

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It was another eventful week in the world of iOS development (seriously, how often does developer news for anything or than the iPhone hit the major tech sites?!) with the big news being that Apple has taken a complete turn on their policy regarding third party development tools.

This has resulted in the continuation of development on the Flash CS5 iPhone packager, but even more importantly this means that any devs who were worried their apps could be pulled at any time because they used a tool such as Unity 3D no longer have anything to worry about.  In addition to this Apple clarified many of their reasons for rejecting apps, and has improved the overall process of getting an app into the app store for developers.

There were also many great development resources released during the week, and here are the most popular posts from the week Sept.4 to Sept. 10:

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The Cost Of Hiring An iOS Developer – This article explores the true hourly costs of hiring a developer to create your apps, along with the total costs for developing apps.  Some very accurate approximations here.

Tapku An Amazing Open Source iOS Interface Library – This article uncovers a great library that adds many nifty interfacing effects on the iPhone and iPad such as coverflow.

Simple Tips To Avoid Memory Leaks in objective-C – This article illustrates some simple tips to help beginners prevent memory leaks from occurring in their obj-C programs, and points to some great resources from the past that explain memory management in objective.c

Creating A Custom Transition With Core Animation – This tutorial shows explains how to create a custom shutter animation, and points to a resource illustrating how to perform various other effects with core animation.

Large iAds Profit Growth After Open Sourcing App – This article uncovers how one developer’s iAds profits experienced great growth after open sourcing an app, and explores the marketing possibilities that could arise when an app is open sourced.

4 New Open Source Games Added To iOS Open Source Apps List – Thanks to Alex Curylo, this article shows off some open source games that have been ported to the iPhone platform.

New Open Source Game Released Using Cocos2D And OpenFeint – This article shows a beautiful open source Cocos2D game, with one of the best trailers ever for an indie game.

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