A blog carnival that is!
If you haven’t heard the term before a blog carnival is a collection of posts from different blogs related to a specific topic that which links to are posted on one blog.
Now the reason why this is cool is two-fold:
- Driving visitors to a developer blog can be tough. And this can be a terrific way to drive traffic to a site with minimal effort. More visitors can mean more sales and more money which is probably why you are developing in the first place.
- It’s a great way to get information and insights into iOS development, and make connections with other iPhone developers.
The carnival was started by @mysterycoconut on Twitter (I guess it is more of a theme park since the carnival stays in one place), and is hosted at idevblogaday.com. You can contact him to get on the waiting list if you’d like to submit a post.
Don’t forget ManiacDev.Com also takes in submissions of tutorials, tips, tools, and libraries which I will blog about here in front of the 2k+ daily visitors giving you a permanent link.
I’m often asked how I keep up with all the new API’s available for an iPhone developer at each OS patch, and really the secret is just keeping up with some blogs. I use Google Reader, place the blogs in there, and skim over them. There’s alot of great blogs out there, these are the 10 that I currently keep in my Google Reader. You’ll go nuts trying to keep up with everything, I tried for awhile, but now I find I can get up to speed just with these resources.
iCodeBlog – Tremendous source of iPhone tutorials types. These guys have been coming out with tutorials since the very beginning, and they’ve got all sorts of Cocoa Touch tutorials here on popular topics like games, and twitter clients.
Cocoa With Love – An excellent Cocoa blog that also has severly terrific iPhone specific posts. This site occasionally gets into more advanced topics, and is an extremely high quality blog that has been around forever.
How To Make An iPhone App – Probably the best written iPhone specific blog out there, hasn’t t really gotten into advanced topics, but is updated frequently. Excellent for the beginner and created by the writer of How To Make an iPhone App downloadable ebook.
iPhone Development Bits – These guys go out and find the best iPhone development articles out there to put on their page. There’s lots of good resources to be found through here.
Cocos2D iPhone – Official Blog for the Cocos2D iPhone open source game engine, and future home of the programming guide (currently being written). If you’re interested in getting started with games on the iPhone this is a must bookmark.
Cocoa Is My Girlfriend – Cocoa is my girlfriend has been writing about Cocoa development for an extremely long time, and includes a large number of tutorials on Cocoa topics, although not specifically iPhone there is a lot of useful stuff here.
iPhone Incubator – Some excellent tutorials and tip for iPhone developers here. Assorted beginner->intermediate topics.
Adeem Basraa’s Blog – Some pretty good beginner focused tutorials out here.
Mobile Orchard – Has some good tutorials. They are somewhat hidden, and you’ll need to search to find them.
That’s it for my top 10 favorite iPhone developer blogs. If there’s any great, and active, ones out there that I’ve missed please mention them below.