By Neal Goldstein
Here's the news on development and advertising nice video games for the iPhone and iPad!
The iPhone and iPad are the most well-liked techno-gadgets out there this day, and video games for it are even warmer. that can assist you benefit from the rage, this booklet indicates what it takes to create an excellent iPhone and iPad online game and the way to get it into the App Store.
Neal Goldstein, chief of an iPhone app startup corporation, and his co-authors aid you construct a online game that would promote, comprise caliber photographs, industry your video game in the course of the App shop, and extra. even if you are a programming amateur or an skilled developer trying to input the sport industry, this is find out how to get going.
- Games for the iPhone are one of the most popular apps in Apple's App Store
- Learn to construct video game purposes – from commencing to end
- Written through profitable cellular app builders, this consultant starts off with the best way to start, together with downloading the SDK and filling your toolbox
- Covers programming with Objective-C and Cocoa, what makes an exceptional online game, pics, and developing stable cellular apps
- Explains the right way to marketplace your online game in the course of the App Store
iPhone and iPad video game improvement For Dummies can begin you on a enjoyable pastime or a profitable career.
Note: Apple's iOS SDK instruments are just available on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
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The Instruments app also works (in a limited way) on the iPhone Simulator, and you can test some aspects of your design there. The iPhone Simulator doesn’t emulate such real-life iPhone and iPad characteristics as CPU speed or memory throughput. If you want to understand how your application performs on the device from a user’s perspective, you have to use the actual device. Looking forward to using the SDK The tools in the SDK support a development process that most people find comfortable. They allow you to rapidly get the standardized user interface parts of your game up and running to see what the game actually looks like.
You won’t see these forums if you’re signed in with a free membership. We’ll cover how to sign up for the paid membership in the next section of this chapter. Downloading the SDK Time to download! 1 downloads prominently displayed (refer to Figure 2-4). Make sure that you’re logged in to the Dev Center before you proceed — if you’re not logged in, these links might not appear as we’ve described them. You can log in by clicking the button at the top-right of the page. 1. Download the latest (non-beta, non-prelease) SDK.
Not surprisingly, the View window looks exactly as it did in the iPhone Simulator window — as blank as a whiteboard wiped clean. indd 57 10/1/10 11:38 PM10/1/10 11:38 PM 58 Part I: Getting Started Figure 3-12: Selecting RootView Controller. xib. Figure 3-13: The TrafficView Controller in Interface Builder. Interface Builder supports two file types: ✓ nib: An older format, which stored its contents as incomprehensible binary information. ✓ xib: A newer format, which stores its contents as clean XML code.