New Core Location and Map Kit workshop

Having trouble building location based apps? What about creating custom maps for your apps? I’m pleased to announce that I will be teaching two new workshops for developers covering the CoreLocaiton and MapKit frameworks. These workshops will be online so anyone can attend! I’ve written a few tutorials on this site that discussed customizing MapKit. […]

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iPhone Game Programming Workshop Wrap Up

I’ve returned home after a very fun filled iPhone Game Programming workshop. The workshop was taught by Ray Wenderlich and Rod Strougo. These guys definitely knew what they were talking about, it was almost like they wrote the book about Cocos2D (the framework used for many popular iPhone games). Oh wait, they did write the […]

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New App Released: Pro vs. Con

My latest app has been approved and is now available for sale.  Pro vs. Con is an app to help you make informed (or fun) decisions.  The app is fun to use and the interface, designed by Baltimore local John Reichenberg, models an old boxing/wrestling poster.  Enter your question, then add arguments either for it […]

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Xcode 4 Shortcuts and Tricks

Here’s a few useful shortcuts and tricks that I’ve found for using Xcode 4. I thought they would be useful to share with you. If you have any that I missed, feel free to share them in the comments! Also, don’t miss my tips on using Accessorizer for other quick shortcuts for development. Switch Between […]

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Tools for Devs: App Viz 2

Idea Swarm has announced a new version of their popular tool for iOS developers, App Viz 2. The popular App Viz products give you insight into your iOS app sales on the iOS and Mac App Stores. It provides a number of charts and graphs that help you get an idea of how your apps […]

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Cocos2d Workshop in Atlanta

  I’ve just received some exciting news. Ray Wenderlich and Rod Strougo, authors of the upcoming book Learning Cocos2D: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Games with Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk, will be hosting a 2-day workshop titled Cocos2D via Mini Games. If you’ve attended one of our iOS 101 workshops, you know how much […]

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Tools For Devs: Blueprint

One of the hardest parts of development for me is staring at a blank page. Sometimes I dive right into code and it’s always a mistake because having a design doc or a flow chart helps you organize your thoughts and ideas and also provides a workflow for you to focus with. You can say, […]

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Custom Map Pins for MapKit

In my last MapKit post, I told you how to create custom polygon overlays for your maps.  Now we are going to add to that project and create custom Parking lot icons to place over our polygon shapes so people know what they are. If you want to follow along, make sure you download the […]

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Tools For Devs: Accessorizer

In this series, Tools For Devs, I’m going to highlight a few tools that have made my life easier as a developer. The first tool I want to highlight is one that I can’t believe I went without for so long. It’s called Accessorizer and if you haven’t seen it before or you have but […]

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Adding polygon map overlays

For an introduction to MapKit, see Ray Wenderlich‘s tutorial post, Introduction to MapKit on iOS. It’s been a while since I did a mapkit tutorial and I thought it was about time I got back to it. This is going to be a simple one, it’s about adding polygon overlays to a map. Say for […]

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