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Enable Mac App Store Hidden Debug Menu

Jan 10, 2011 - 4 Comments
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The Mac App Store includes a hidden Debug menu that can be enabled with a simple defaults write command. The menu includes a variety of interesting options and tweaks that are clearly intended for internal development purposes. One of the more interesting parts of the Debug menu is the ‘Debug Panel’ which has various hidden … Read More

Create iAds Easily with iAd Producer

Dec 20, 2010 - 5 Comments
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Apple’s newly released iAd Producer aims to ease the iAd creation process with a set of powerful tools that allow Mac users to create compelling interactive advertisements fit for the iOS platform. iAd Producer features an easy to use visual editor that manages the creation of all HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript behind the iAd, greatly … Read More

UDK for iPhone & iOS Now Available

Dec 18, 2010 - 1 Comment
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Unreal Development Kit, or UDK, is now available to download for developing on the iOS platform. UDK offers the same Unreal Engine behind hit games like Unreal, Gears of War, and the recently released iPhone hit Infinity Blade. The kit offers multiple tools a developer needs to create impressive 3D visualizations and graphics for the … Read More

Free iOS Development Books from Apple

Dec 17, 2010 - 9 Comments
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Whether you are already an iOS developer or you’re looking to get started, you’re in luck. Apple is offering six free iOS development books to download through their iBooks app. The free development books are: iOS Human Interface Guidelines iOS Technology Overview Object Oriented Programming With Objective-C iOS Application Programming Guide Cocoa Fundamentals Guide The … Read More

Make 8-Bit Nintendo Sounds with an 8-Bit Sound Effect Generator

Oct 22, 2010 - 1 Comment
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Want to generate some 8-bit Nintendo style sounds? Maybe you need sound effects for an iPhone game you’re working on, a song you’re making, or you just want to have some good old 8-bit nostalgia. Cfxr, which is short for… well I have no idea, is a fun app that makes and endless amount of … Read More

Apple Software Engineer & Developer Salaries

Oct 14, 2010 - 6 Comments

I recently discussed the Apple Store Pay scale for several positions within Apple’s retail stores. It is my opinion that if you are highly knowledgeable with Apple, to the point of being a developer, you should aim to be an engineer and skip the Apple Store completely. Some of the best salaries working for Apple … Read More

Test a website on an iPad

Sep 28, 2010 - 9 Comments
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Do you need to test how your website will look on an iPad, but you don’t have an iPad? Check out iPadPeek.com, which is a web-based iPad simulator. It’s limited to the web, but you can render a website in a virtual iPad in either horizontal or vertical orientation. It’s definitely not perfect but it … Read More

App Store Reviews: The Psychology of the User & What Makes an App Successful

Sep 14, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Have you ever wondered what the top 100 apps on the App Store have in common? Surely there are some similarities, something these successful apps share that made them so popular, but what is it? How about just asking the users what they liked or disliked?

iPhone Development Costs

Sep 7, 2010 - 73 Comments
iphone development costs

Ever since Apple introduced the App Store, there’s been a gold rush of sorts to the iPhone & iOS platform. With the release of the iPod touch and iPad, interest in the devices has only grown, but unfortunately so have development costs. So what is it going to cost you to get that app developed … Read More

Saving icons for preserved color accuracy in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Sep 3, 2010 - Leave a Comment
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If you’ve ever created an icon for an app in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, you may have noticed that the colors are represented slightly differently, and sometimes a bit washed out or saturated after you save them. Apparently this is because of Snow Leopard’s color management and how it handles colorspaces. Have no … Read More

Download Android OS to run in a Virtual Machine

Aug 27, 2010 - 16 Comments
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If you want to check out Android OS, you can download and run a pre-configured Android OS Virtual Appliance installation within VirtualBox. You’ll need a torrent client to download the virtual machine itself, and of course Virtualbox to run it. You can download Android OS VM here and get VirtualBox here, both are free downloads. … Read More

iPhone 4 SDK available for download

Jun 21, 2010 - 1 Comment
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Alright iPhone developers, no more beta versions; version 4 of the iPhone/iPad SDK has been released on Apple’s Developer Center. The iPhone 4 SDK has been available in various iterations to those who are registered iPhone developers, but now anyone with an Apple dev login can download the Xcode & iPhone SDK 4 package for … Read More

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