Tag Archives: developer

Intro to iPhone Game Programming in Denver, CO

Did you miss the awesome Intro to iPhone Game Programming workshop that Ray Wenderlich and Rod Strougo gave in Atlanta?  If so, here is your opportunity to catch them again in Denver, CO. Rod and Ray literally wrote the book on iPhone Game Programming when they authored Learning Cocos2D: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Games […]

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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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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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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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5 Tips for New Designers When Working With Developers

I’ve worked with a few designers throughout my stuttered career as a developer. Now as I enter my indie mobile development career phase, I find that I rely on designers even more heavily to make my ideas and structures and algorithms become works of art and function. I’ve compiled 5 tips to help designers when […]

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MapKit Overlays – Session 1: Overlay Map

I’m working on a project where I need to add information to a map and I need more than just a pin drop. I originally wanted to overlay an informational map on top of the built in MapView so that I could use the GPS to show where I was within the informational overlay. All […]

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