2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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Gauntlet Icon

As you do while eating with your mates you have an idea for an app.

Gauntlet – send your friends a challenge.

Thought I could amend the following tut, instead of sending pics or videos that you have taken, send a pic of a Gauntlet and lay down the challenge.

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/ios-development/build-a-selfdestructing-message-iphone-app

Here is an Icon, WIP, I’m no designer so found the useful background from Vicki and sourced the glove elsewhere.

Gauntlet Icon

http://www.vickiwenderlich.com/2012/04/5-free-app-background-images-starburst/

iOS Countdown Game and Solver Ideas

 
 
 
 
T-SQL
 
 
 
 
 

iOS App – Film Blog (Part 4)

So I need to test for an internet connection to make sure that I can download the JSON file with all the Film Reviews in it.

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#samplecode/Reachability/Introduction/Intro.html

https://github.com/tonymillion/Reachability

http://iosameer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/checking-internet-connection-in-ios-apps.html

Got it working using the last link, just as a quick test, will amend further.

Added Reachability.h/.m and added the SystemConfiguration.framework (this actually added to the correct folder!)

Reachability was made in 2010 so isn’t ARC complient.

Go to Targets -> Build Phases -> Compile Sources and add

-fno-objc-arc

Logo / Icon

I’m needing a logo/icon for my site.

I was thinking of using my initials ATH.

Do I use this overlayed like the below tweet or left to right, top to bottom, diagonally.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>RT <a href=”https://twitter.com/RaptorGL”>@RaptorGL</a&gt; Help me!! Which design can you read LZA better? Design 1 <a href=”https://t.co/ZtJKYE2Pf5″>pic.twitter.com/ZtJKYE2Pf5</a&gt; or Design 2 <a href=”https://t.co/Ku5dwSnnav”>pic.twitter.com/Ku5dwSnnav</a&gt; <a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%231GAM&amp;src=hash”>#1GAM</a>…</p>&mdash; One Game A Month (@OneGameAMonth) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OneGameAMonth/statuses/354404563199066112″>July 9, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

@RaptorGL Logo

http://raptorgl.com/

 

Another thing I’d seen which was quite nice was the Great Gatsby logo.

http://www.josheiserike.com/?p=1234

Great Gatsby Logo

Great Gatsby Logo

I’m no artist as you can probably tell from my site!

Do I use one of those logo sites to get one made, don’t really need one but wouldn’t mind paying someone to do something I clearly can’t.

iOS App – Film Blog (Part 3)

 

So I’ve added a toolbar.

The Ratings/Cinema Images can be used in multiple Views.

There is now a Custom View to show my Review and then an option to go to the web too.

Film List (3)Film List (Detail View)Film (WebView)

Links (Treehouse)

A while back when there was an official group on fb for Treehouse I started a doc to compile useful links for iOS dev.

 

List of useful iOS tutorials/blogs, apps etc

Apple

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/navigation/

 

Treehouse

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/ios-4-foundations

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/ios-5-foundations

[Think Vitamin http://membership.thinkvitamin.com/library/ios-development]

 

iOS Dev Weekly

http://iosdevweekly.com/

[http://shinydevelopment.com/]

 

Google API

 http://code.google.com/p/google-api-objectivec-client/

 

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| VIDEOS |

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Stanford iTunes U

http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs193p/cgi-bin/drupal/

Fall 11  

http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/ipad-iphone-application-development/id473757255

  Winter 10

http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/iphone-application-development/id384233225

  Fall 10

http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/developing-apps-for-ios-hd/id395605774

http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/developing-apps-for-ios-sd/id395631522

 

 

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| TUTORIALS |

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Ray Wenderlich

http://www.raywenderlich.com/tutorials

http://www.raywenderlich.com/store

 

Marin Todorov

http://www.touch-code-magazine.com/

http://www.udemy.com/cocos2d-101-creating-a-simple-game-for-iphone-from-scratch/?couponCode=StoreOnTCM

 

Mike Rundle

http://designthencode.com/

 

Matt Gallagher

http://cocoawithlove.com/

http://projectswithlove.com/

 

Steffen Itterheim

http://www.learn-cocos2d.com/

 

Mohammad Azam

http://www.highoncoding.com/Categories/37_Mobile_Development.aspx

 

They do a Podcast together

http://cocos2dpodcast.wordpress.com/

 

TutsPlus – Mobile

http://mobile.tutsplus.com/?s=ios

 

The New Boston

Objective-C

http://www.thenewboston.com/?cat=38&pOpen=tutorial

iPhone Development

http://www.thenewboston.com/?cat=34&pOpen=tutorial

 

http://www.iphonesdkarticles.com/

 

<CodeSchool>

Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eallam/try-ios-iphone-app-development-course

 

 

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| CODE |

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objclibs

http://www.objclibs.com/

 

BinPress

http://www.binpress.com/browse/objective-c

 

iPhone Gamekit

http://www.iphonegamekit.com/

 

CartoonSmart

http://www.cartoonsmart.com/iphone_index.php5

 

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| BOOKS |

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C Programming Language 2nd Edition

http://www.amazon.com/C-Programming-Language-2nd-Edition/dp/0131103628

 

Programming in Objective-C 4th Edition

http://www.amazon.com/C-Programming-Language-2nd-Edition/dp/0131103628 

 

Beginning iPhone 4 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-iPhone-Development-Exploring-iOS/dp/143023024X/

 

Learning iPhone Programming

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-iPhone-Programming-Xcode-Store/dp/0596806434/

 

STY IPhone Application Development in 24 Hours

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yourself-IPhone-Application-Development-Yourself/dp/0672332205/

 

Games

Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development

http://www.apress.com/9781430233039

 

Learning Cocos2D

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0321735625/

 

 

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| APPS |

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Status Magic

http://shinydevelopment.com/status-magic/

“Status Magic is an application for Mac OS X which adds perfect status bars to your iOS App Store screenshots.”

 

Linguan [Localizing Strings]

http://www.cocoanetics.com/apps/linguan/

 

Dash [Snippet Manager, Documentation Browser] Charging now

http://kapeli.com/dash/

http://itunes.apple.com/app/dash/id458034879?mt=12

 

iConify

http://itunes.apple.com/app/iconify/id416289784

[http://mugunthkumar.com/mac-apps/iconify/]

 

ShipIt

http://itunes.apple.com/app/shipit!/id492043869

[http://macspots.com/]

 

Interface (for iOS) [$9.99]

http://interface2.lesscode.co.nz/

 

Accessorizer [Xcode 4 does this now.]

http://www.kevincallahan.org/software/whatsNew.html

 

 

For Games:

Tiled

http://www.mapeditor.org/

Level Helper

http://www.levelhelper.org/

Sprite Helper

http://www.spritehelper.org/

Physics Editor

http://www.physicseditor.de/

Texture Packer

http://www.texturepacker.com/

Spriter

http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter.htm

[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter]

Cocos Builder

http://cocosbuilder.com/

Spriter

http://brashmonkey.com/spriter.htm

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter

 

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| FRAMEWORKS |

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Tapku

http://tapku.com/

 

Games

Cocos2d

http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/

 

Corona

http://www.anscamobile.com/corona/

 

Unity

http://unity3d.com/

 

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