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Archive for June, 2009

Magic Pixie Dust in the iPhone?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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As it has so often in the past, Apple appears to have established a new reality for computing devices.

iPhone App Marketing Series: When to End App Support for iPhone OS 2.x?

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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With iPhone OS 3.0 in the wild, we’ve been wondering how long we should continue to maintain compatibility with iPhone OS 2.x.  For us, it really comes down to a resource issue.  Fortunately, the latest reports seem to suggest that 3.0 adoption is happening very quickly, so we might not be in both worlds for long.

Taming Touch / Multi-Touch on the iPhone

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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It seemed so simple at the time.  I wanted to manifest a different behavior when dragging the player sprite in iPuck with two fingers, instead of just one finger.  Not so fast, Skippy.  The solution is buried in the documentation, but most of the touch code samples that I’ve seen don’t implement it.

Wishing Mr. Jobs A Complete and Speedy Recovery

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

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According to the WSJ, Mr. Jobs underwent a liver transplant procedure a couple of months ago.  I sincerely wish him a quick recovery and a full return to health.

iPhone App Marketing Series: Press Releases?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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I’ve been experimenting with using press releases to market our iPhone apps and generate visits to our site.  This post reports on my results, to date, along with a warning.

OpenGL-ES Texture Mapping for iPhone / Oolong / PowerVR

Friday, June 12th, 2009

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Resources to help newbs like me get started with more advanced texturing in OpenGL-ES for the iPhone, particularly when using Blender as the modeling tool.

Cross SDK Code Hygiene in Xcode

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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With the upcoming 3.0 Version of iPhone OS, several methods have been deprecated.  We’ll cover a technique for ensuring that you get clean compiles with both 2.x.y and 3.0.

Playing Audio on the iPhone

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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The iPhone SDK has a rich set of support services for playing audio.  Sometimes the challenge is selecting the best fit for a particular situation.

if (palm + sprint == marketingGenius)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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I’ve been watching the ramp up to the launch of the Palm Pre with great interest, but I’m pretty puzzled by some of the recent developments and disclosures.