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Iphone Cool Projects

Author : Wolfgang Ante
ISBN : 9781430223573
Genre : Computers
File Size : 29. 83 MB
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The iPhone and iPod touch have provided all software developers with a level playing field—developers working alone have the same access to consumers as multinational software publishers. Very cool indeed! To make your application stand out from the crowd, though, it has to have that something extra. You must learn the skills to take your apps from being App Store filler to download chart-topping blockbusters. Developers with years of experience helped write this book. Spend some time understanding their code and why they took the approach they did. You will find the writing, illustrations, code, and sample applications second to none. No matter what type of application you are writing, you will find something in this book to help you make your app that little bit cooler. The book opens with Wolfgang Ante, the developer behind the Frenzic puzzle game, showing how timers, animation, and intelligence are used to make game play engaging. It moves on to Rogue Amoeba's Mike Ash explaining how to design a network protocol using UDP, and demonstrating its use in a peer-to-peer application—a topic not normally for the faint of heart, but explained here in a way that makes sense to mere mortals. Gary Bennett then covers the important task of multithreading. Multithreading can be used to keep the user interface responsive while working on other tasks in the background. Gary demonstrates how to do this and highlights traps to avoid along the way. Next up, Canis Lupus (aka Matthew Rosenfeld) describes the development of the Keynote-controlling application Stage Hand, how the user interface has evolved, and the lessons he has learned from that experience. Benjamin Jackson then introduces two open source libraries: cocos2d, for 2D gaming; and Chipmunk, for rigid body physics (think “collisions”). He describes the development of Arcade Hockey, an air hockey game, and explains some of the code used for this. Neil Mix of Pandora Radio reveals the science behind processing streaming audio. How do you debug what you can't see? Neil guides you through the toughest challenges, sharing his experience of what works and what to watch out for when working with audio. Finally, Steven Peterson demonstrates a comprehensive integration of iPhone technologies. He weaves Core Location, networking, XML, XPath, and SQLite into a solid and very useful application. Software development can be hard work. Introductory books lay the foundation, but it can be challenging to understand where to go next. This book shows some of the pieces that can be brought together to make complete, cool applications. What you’ll learn Add multitouch controls to your applications. Detect motion for spatial application interaction. Build applications that use both Wi-Fi and cellular connections. Understand and use GPS information for geo-location. Use the built-in microphone and play sounds and alerts. Optimize your use of limited screen real estate. Who this book is for All iPhone application developers with any level of experience or coming from any development platform. Table of Contents Designing a Simple, Frenzic-Style Puzzle Game Mike Ash’s Deep Dive Into Peer-to-Peer Networking Doing Several Things at Once: Performance Enhancements with Threading All Fingers and Thumbs: Multitouch Interface Design and Implementation Physics, Sprites, and Animation with the cocos2d-iPhone Framework Serious Streaming Audio the Pandora Radio Way Going the Routesy Way with Core Location, XML, and SQLite

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Author : Ben Smith
ISBN : 9781430229223
Genre : Computers
File Size : 54. 74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
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Everyone is developing iPhone applications, and it’s clear why. The iPhone is the coolest mobile device available, and the App Store makes it simple to get an application out into the unstoppable iPhone app market. With hundreds of thousands of app developers entering the game, it’s crucial to learn from those who have actually succeeded. This book shows you how some of the most innovative and creative iPhone application developers have developed cool, best-selling apps. Not only does every successful application have a story, but behind every great app is excellent code. In this book, you’ll see the code and learn how to use it to make your own cool applications. You’ll learn everything from importing 3D art assets into your iPhone game to using Cocos2d for iPhone and iPad. This book shares the secrets of the coolest iPhone apps being built today by the best iPhone developers—invaluable knowledge for anyone who wants to create the app that everyone is talking about. What you’ll learn Game development with Unity and iPhone OpenGL Unit testing and iPhone-specific testing tools How to approach and solve complex app development roadblocks The best code fully explained and presented with screenshots Who this book is for iPhone application developers of all experience levels and development platforms. Table of Contents Using Concurrency to Improve the Responsiveness of iPhone and iPad Applications Your Own Content Pipeline: Importing 3D Art Assets into Your iPhone Game How FlightTrack Uses External Data Providers to Power This Best-Selling Travel App Write Better Code and Save Time with Unit Testing Fun with Computer Vision: Face Recognition with OpenCV on the iPhone How to Use OpenGL Fonts without Losing Your Mind Game Development with Unity Cocos2d for iPhone and iPad; It Is Easier than You Think Creating an Audio-Centric App for the iPhone with AVAudioPlayer Implementing Push Notifications at eBuddy

Iphone And Ipad Apps For Absolute Beginners

Author : Rory Lewis
ISBN : 9781430227014
Genre : Computers
File Size : 26. 94 MB
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The iPhone is the hottest gadget of our generation, and much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone applications. Over 1 billion apps have been downloaded in the 9 months the App Store has been open, ranging from the simplest games to the most complex business apps. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling iPhone app—presumably that’s why you’re reading this now. And with the release of the iPad, this demand will just continue to grow. So how do you build an application for the iPhone and iPad? Don’t you need to spend years learning complicated programming languages? What about Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and the software development kit (SDK)? The answer is that you don’t need to know any of those things. Anybody can start building simple applications for the iPhone and iPad, and this book will show you how. This book takes you to getting your first applications up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds iPhone and iPad application development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches iPhone and iPad application development in language anyone can understand Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy Offers videos that enable you to follow along with the author—it’s like your own private classroom

Building Iphone And Ipad Electronic Projects

Author : Mike Westerfield
ISBN : 9781449363482
Genre : Computers
File Size : 29. 7 MB
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Why simply play music or go online when you can use your iPhone or iPad for some really fun projects, such as building a metal detector, hacking a radio control truck, or tracking a model rocket in flight? Learn how to build these and other cool things by using iOS device sensors and inexpensive hardware such as Arduino and a Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Shield. This hands-on book shows you how to write simple applications with techBASIC, an Apple-approved development environment that runs on iOS devices. By using code and example programs built into techBASIC, you’ll learn how to write apps directly on your Apple device and have it interact with other hardware. Build a metal detector with the iOS magnetometer Use the HiJack hardware platform to create a plant moisture sensor Put your iPhone on a small rocket to collect acceleration and rotation data Hack a radio control truck with Arduino and Bluetooth LE Create an arcade game with an iPad controller and two iPhone paddles Control a candy machine with an iOS device, a micro servo, and a WiFi connection

Iphone Advanced Projects

Author : David Mark
ISBN : 9781430224044
Genre : Computers
File Size : 32. 65 MB
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As the fourth book in our series of iPhone Projects based on the work and experiences of iPhone, this volume takes on the more advanced aspects of iPhone development. The first generation of iPhone applications has hit the App Store, and now it's time to optimize performance, streamline the user interface, and make every successful iPhone app just that much more sophisticated. Paired with Apress's bestselling Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll have everything you need to create the next great iPhone app that everyone is talking about. Optimize performance. Streamline your user interface. Do things with your iPhone app that other developers haven't attempted. Along with series editor Dave Mark, your guides for this exploration of the next level of iPhone development, include: Ben “Panda” Smith, discussing particle systems using OpenGL ES Joachim Bondo, demonstrating his implementation of correspondence gaming in the most recent version of his chess application, Deep Green. Tom Harrington implementing streaming audio with Core Audio, one of many iPhone OS 3 APIs. Owen Goss debugging those pesky errors in your iPhone code with an eye toward achieving professional-strength results. Dylan Bruzenak building a data-driven application with SQLite. Ray Kiddy illustrating the full application development life cycle with Core Data. Steve Finkelstein marrying an offline e-mail client to Core Data. Peter Honeder and Florian Pflug tackling the challenges of networked applications in WiFi environments. Jonathan Saggau improving interface responsiveness with some of his personal tips and tricks, including “blocks” and other esoteric techniques. Joe Pezzillo pushing the frontiers of APNS, the new in iPhone OS 3 Apple Push Notification Service that makes the cloud the limit for iPhone apps. Noel Llopis taking mere programmers into a really advanced developmental adventure into the world of environment mapping with OpenGL ES.

The Silliest Shapes And Colors Book In The Wild West

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ISBN : 1893860604
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 33. 88 MB
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Readers can search for circles, squares, triangles, and diamonds in a variety of colors, with the help of a group of friendly insect characters.

Iphone User Interface Design Projects

Author : Joachim Bondo
ISBN : 9781430223603
Genre : Computers
File Size : 31. 56 MB
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With over 100,000 iPhone applications and 125,000 registered iPhone developers, is it still possible to create a top-selling app that stands apart from the six-figure crowd? Of course, but you'll need more than a great idea and flawless code—an eye-catching and functional user interface design is essential. With this book, you'll get practical advice on user interface design from 10 innovative developers who, like you, have sat wondering how to best utilize the iPhone's minimal screen real estate. Their stories illustrate precisely why, with more apps and more experienced, creative developers, no iPhone app can succeed without a great user interface. Whatever type of iPhone project you have in mind—social networking app, game, or reference tool—you'll benefit from the information presented in this book. More than just tips and pointers, you'll learn from the authors' hands-on experiences, including: Dave Barnard of App Cubby on how to use Apple's user interface conventions and test for usability to assure better results Joachim Bondo, creator of Deep Green Chess, beats a classic design problem of navigating large dataset results in the realm of the iPhone Former Apple employee Dan Burcaw tailors user interfaces and adds the power of CoreLocation, Address Book, and Camera to the social networking app, Brightkite David Kaneda takes his Basecamp project management client, Outpost, from a blank page (literally) to a model of dashboard clarity Craig Kemper focuses on the smallest details to create his award-winning puzzle games TanZen and Zentomino Tim Novikoff, a graduate student in applied math with no programming experience, reduces a complex problem to simplicity in Flash of Genius: SAT Vocab Long-time Mac developer Chris Parrish goes into detail on the creation of the digital postcard app, Postage, which won the 2009 Apple Design Award Flash developer Keith Peters provides solutions for bringing games that were designed for a desktop screen to the small, touch-sensitive world of the iPhone Jürgen Siebert, creator of FontShuffle, outlines the anatomy of letters and how to select the right fonts for maximum readability on the iPhone screen Eddie Wilson, an interactive designer, reveals the fine balance of excellent design and trial-by-fire programming used to create his successful app Snow Report Combined with Apress' best-selling Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll be prepared to match great code with striking design and create the app that everyone is talking about.

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