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Programming in Objective-C 2.0 Live Lessons Pt.1 – Review

I know that many of the people viewing this site are absolute beginners to programming who are  frustrated because they have difficulty with iPhone development books that they’ve bought.  The problem is that most people don’t have the fundamentals in Objective-C or Object Oriented programming.  One of the books I’ve recommended is Programming in Objective-C […]

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Push Notification Server Tutorial

Hi everyone, sorry about the frequency of posts as of late, I was out of town for a few days, and accepted a ft position for the next couple of months, so I am currently overwhelmed. Something I’ve been looking into mainly for testing purposes is push notification.  Now, push notification can really mess up an […]

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Beginning iPhone Development 3 Book Source Code

I haven’t read the new edition yet, but since Beginning iPhone Development was the best book I’ve seen on iPhone development I thought I would let you guys know that the source code has been updated and Beginning iPhone 3 Development made available. You can download the source code and here.  The new book provides new […]

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Finishing With Interface Builder – Building Your iPhone Apps Interface Quickly 2/2

 This is the second part of the tutorial on building your iPhone App’s interface in interface builder.  In this video I quickly drag out all the elements, and connect the interface elements with the appropriate outlets, and actions, and build the class file automatically. This is the 5th video/tutorial in this series, and I hope you […]

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Understanding Model-View-Controller And Creating A Class Outline

Hi this is the third article in the series on Developing your first Apple iPhone App Store App Step-By-Step, if you missed the first article please check it out here: Your First Apple iPhone App Store App In the video below I quickly go over MVC, and then I outline my own process for outlining the classes […]

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Great eBook From iPhone App Store Stars

Hi everybody,  I came across this tremendous collection of ebooks, from the creator of the Gratitude Journal app, in which she outlines how she began a successful app development company. Also included are interviews with the creators of several highly successful apps: iSteam, Weightbot, Classics, and Koipond. There’s even a great book on marketing your […]

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Easiest Game Creation For iPhone

Something I seem to be asked alot of on twitter is “What is the easiest way to make games for the iPhone?”. Usually from individuals who have developed games in Flash or using a program such as the windows Gamemaker. Game development using Objective-C and OpenGL ES is considerably more difficult. In the past I’ve […]

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Big List of OpenGL Functions Missing In iPhone OpenGL ES

In my adventures of using OpenGL ES, and trying to work through tutorials written in regular OpenGL I decided to come up with a list of OpenGL functions that do not exist in OpenGL ES 1.1 on the iPhone.  Please keep in mind that many other methods do not exist because they allow differing numeric […]

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OpenGL GluPerspective Function In iPhone OpenGL ES

The second issue that I ran into when converting OpenGL code to iPhone OpenGL ES code was that the Glu libraries are missing and are widely used in OpenGL code.  Fortunately as I said in an earlier post there is a GluES project in which many of the Glu functions have been converted to run […]

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Converting OpenGL Code to Iphone OpenGL ES

If you’ve worked with OpenGL in the past, or have been looking at tutorials for the regular OpenGL online such as the Nehe tutorials, and any of the game engines, you will immediately run into problems getting the code running on the Iphone. The reason for that is that many of the redundant functions in […]

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Getting Started With QuickConnect Iphone

Lee Barney the founder of QuickConnect for Iphone recently informed me that his framework has been and is being used in apps currently available in Apple’s app store. For those that don’t know, I mentioned QuickConnect a couple of times in the past week as a framework that allows you to write your apps in […]

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What book should an absolute beginner choose for getting started with iPhone development?!?

I’ve been asked this question a few times by users here so I just wanted to post my thoughts on this subject.  Out of the many choices, there really are few good books for the absolute beginner to get started with iPhone development.  The main reason is most will assume an understanding of Objective-C and […]

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Understanding Source Code – iPhone Development Getting Started Tutorial #3 2/2

Here’s the second part of this tutorial, quite a bit new in here also! Some of the stuff covered: UITextField UIApplicationDelegate @property copy modifier Please keep the questions coming, I’ll be adding answers to many of them very soon.  Please post in the comments below as I don’t check my Youtube inbox that often!

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Understanding Source Code – iPhone Development Getting Started Tutorial #3 1/2

Ok, here’s the first of two videos where I go through and analyze the source code provided by Apple in it’s HelloWorld file. We look at quite a few new terms here, such as the @class declaration, and dealloc, along with some modifiers used with the @property declaration. The fully commented source code can be […]

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Iphone SDK Development Tutorial #2 – Transitioning To Objective-C

This is the second tutorial on iPhone application development. This tutorial is geared towards someone with a basic understanding of C/C++ or Java and object oriented principles.  It is a basic overview of some Objective-C syntax that someone transitioning from another language is unlikely to be familiar with. If you’re unfamiliar with C/C++ or Java […]