Posts tagged as: Advanced

iPhone Game Programming Series: Blackjack – Part 1: The Deck

September 9th, 2010 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 40 Comments

It has been quite some time since our last iPhone video game series and now we are ready to start a new one. Given the success of our iTennis tutorial series, we will be following along the same line and create a game without using OpenGL ES. If you are interested in OpenGL ES programming, check out , he’s super rad. In this series we will be creating a simple Blackjack game with …


iPhone Coding – Turbo Charging Your Apps With NSOperation

March 4th, 2010 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 66 Comments

So, let’s face it, MANY applications in the app store are “Clunky”. They have jittery interfaces, poor scrolling performance, and the UI tends to lock up at times. The reason? DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN INTERFACE MANIPULATION IN THE MAIN APPLICATION THREAD!

What do I mean by this? Well, I am essentially talking about multithreading your application. If you don’t know what is meant by multithreading, I suggest you read up on it and return to this post. Let’s dig in and I’ll give you an example of the problem.


Debugging Tutorial – Automating Your Tests With A UIRecorder Instrument

October 6th, 2009 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 15 Comments

If you have ever experienced a bug in your application that took many steps to reproduce, then this tutorial is for you. By nature, testing and debugging are very tedious processes. This is especially the case for the iPhone.
Say you have an app that drills down 5-levels deep to some other view. Now let’s say that you have a bug on that view 5 levels deep. Your normal method of debugging is:

Run the app
Tap view 1
Tap …


iPhone Programming Tutorial: Animating A Game Sprite

July 24th, 2009 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 65 Comments

One thing I have noticed about many of the games in the app store is they lack animation. Of course, the huge companies like Sega and PopCap have some pretty amazing animation, but what about us indie iPhone game developers?

Well, Apple has made it quite simple to do animations. I really feel this method is often overlooked. I will show you in just a few lines of code, how to completely animate your game images. I will walk you through …


iPhone Programming Tutorial – Intro to SOAP Web Services

November 3rd, 2008 Posted by: - posted under:Tutorials - 149 Comments

This tutorial was contributed by Dave (AKA Clarke76) on the Forums.
-Main project on site is eDuo. A .Net app that connects to OWA Exchange and forwards to IMAP account. Free program for those who can’t use Active Sync
Important Links:

-After creating our XML data / SOAP request, we create a URLRequest. We add HTTP Header values, those values you read from the WebService.
-We set the HTTP Method to POST
-We set out HTTP Body …