Cocos2D is a powerful library for the iPhone that can save you a lot of time while building your iPhone game. It has sprite support, cool graphical effects, animations, physics libraries, sound engines, and a lot more.
I am just starting to learn Cocos2D, and while there are various useful tutorials on getting started with Cocos2D out there, I couldn’t find anything quite like what I was looking for – making a very simple but functional game with animation, collisions, and audio without using too many advanced features. I ended up making a simple game of my own, and thought I’d write a tutorial series based on my experience in case it might be useful to other newcomers.Read More
Wrapper class to detect faces from http://face.com, you will need an API key and API Secret which you can get in developer.face.com.
This controller implements a custom object called FWObject where you can set properties to find in the image.
You can search faces using REST or POST service and you can receive JSON or XML response but you always get a NSDictionary with all data, you don’t have to parse the raw response.
Dependencies: This projects uses FBGraph to connect Facebook and SBJSONRead More
These days, social networks are a huge part of our daily lives. Not only do we access social networks via their dedicated websites like twitter.com or facebook.com, but we also find social features in apps, websites, blogs, video games, and more.
Adding some social features into your apps can really help you increase the virality of your app, help you identify and retain customers, and can boost the polish and added value of your app.
Until now, adding social features into apps has been a pain. Not only do you have to use a different API for each social network, but users have to constantly log into each one of them for every app they use.Read More
In this second and final part of the tutorial series, we’ll cover segues, static table view cells, the add player screen, and a game picker screen!
We’ll start where we left off last tutorial, so open your project from last time, or go through the previous tutorial first.
OK, let’s dive into some of the other cool new features in Storyboarding!Read More
Storyboarding is an exciting new feature in iOS 5 that will save you a lot of time building user interfaces for your apps. To show you what a storyboard is, I’ll let a picture do the talking. This is the storyboard that we will be building in this tutorial:Read More
iOS 5 has some new built-in APIs to make it really easy to read and write JSON.
If you don’t know what JSON is, it’s a simple human readable format that is often used to send data over a network connection.
For example, if you have an array of three strings, the JSON representation would simply be:
["test1", "test2", "test3"]Read More