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Best Resources In iOS Development – July 25th 2011

Another week gone by, and welcome to this listing of resources shared in the last week in order of popularity. This week once again yet another beta was released of iOS 5 for us to install.  The release date is slowly creeping up. Some great resources were posted on the site including open source libraries […]

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Tutorial: Texturing 3D Objects In OpenGL ES 2.0

OpenGL ES is a topic that I’ve posted about many times on this site, and I’ve been trying to keep a categorized list of OpenGL ES tutorials up to date with every OpenGL ES tutorial I’ve seen.  There have not been too many OpenGL ES 2.0 tutorials to date that go beyond the absolute basics. […]

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Best Resources In iOS Development – July 18th 2011

Another excellent week to be an iOS developer, and some big news in the department of iOS game development with the release of  Cocos2D V1.0.0 and the opening of the Moai SDK beta to everyone.  Also some great open source libraries and tutorials were shared. If you have written a tutorial, open source library or […]

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Open Source: iCade Library For Easy Integration In iOS Games

The iPad has created quite a market for bluetooth peripherals and one of the coolest has to be the iCade. The iCade is a mini arcade cabinet which you can fit your iPad within, and comes with a classic arcade style joystick, and buttons.  The iCade uses bluetooth so it can actually work with other […]

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Open Source: Easy Multistroke and Single Stroke Complex Gesture Recognition On iOS

If you’ve ever wondered how to code gesture recognition for complex shapes I’ve come across a couple of open source libraries that should be a great deal of help.  This goes well beyond finger swiping. This library is based on the $1 gesture recognizer which I remember being discussed quite a bit a few years […]

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Open Source: Active Record For Core Data Library

If you’ve developed with Ruby On Rails or similar framework then you are familiar with ActiveRecord, and you are familiar with how useful ActiveRecord is.  I remember thinking how cool it was when I first played with RoR and began using ActiveRecord. For those unfamiliar with RoR here’s the Wikipedia definition for Active Record: Active […]

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Tutorial: iOS Multithreading With Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) Basics

As a user it can be extremely frustrating if you’re using an application and you have to wait an extended period of time while the application updates. Sadly this was pretty common when the app store was new.  The devices were slower, the networks were slower, and many apps weren’t using multi-threading in places they […]

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News: Moai SDK Game Development Kit Made Available To All

A few weeks ago I mentioned the Moai SDK.  An open source iOS game development kit allowing for development of iOS apps (and Android apps) in Lua.  What I really liked about the engine that it has already been used in could be extended to support any functionality within the iOS SDK. At that time […]

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Best Resources In iOS Development – July 10th 2011

Another great week has gone by, and if you are a regular visitor to this site you have probably noticed that I am now using a new theme.  Hopefully this betters the user experience for everyone. In the last week there were some great resources shared, those included a number of open source libraries relating […]

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Open Source: Easily Extensible Objective-C Math Parser Library

Math parsing libraries can be extremely useful whenever you want to evaluate a complex mathematical expression.  In Objective-C you can use NSPredicate.  If you want to extend the functionality of NSPredicate however, this can be extremely difficult. I came across a math parser that provides many advantages over NSPredicate, and other existing math libraries with […]

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Open Source: Library For Easy Data Saving/Loading

There are many ways to save data on iOS devices.  Some like a database are likely overkill for a game, and other methods like serialization are great, but things could still be easier. I’ve found a very cool time saving library that allows you to easily save and load ints, floats, and NSString’s to an […]

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Open Source: UITableView Replacement With Swipeable Cells

You have probably noticed this in a few apps such as the Twitter app – you swipe a cell in a UITableView and it then disappears revealing new content. I’ve come across a UITableView replacement that provides this functionality complete with animation effect so you can provide the impression that the user is uncovering hidden […]

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Tutorial: Format Text Magazine Style Using Core Text

The Core Text library allows for easy text formatting and I have mentioned it several times in the past with the fancy text effects tutorial and an excellent open source project enabling easy multi-column text display. I’ve come across an excellent tutorial that puts everything together demonstrating how to create a magazine style app.  You’ll learn […]

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Open Source: Library And Guide For NinePatch Image Support On iOS Platforms

The NinePatch image was introduced by Google for the Android.  The key feature of the image format is defined stretchable areas so that the image could resize to fit content without degradation.  Google has also created tools so that Ninepatch images can easily be created, and if you are developing on Android then you probably […]

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Open Source: Orbium Game (HTML5 Based – Available on iPhone/iPad)

Received word about an interesting puzzle game  that has been open sourced.  It is currently available in the app store and runs on the iPhone/iPad (along with Android, and Palm versions). What makes Orbium interesting is that this is actually an HTML5 based game, and the app store version runs through the Phonegap framework — […]