The app is a jigsaw game built with Adobe AIR.  Now available in Amazon App Store, Nook App Store, and iTunes, as well as Samsung Apps. There are two dozen pictures included in the app.  What’s also cool is that on most devices you can import your own photos and the app will turn them into jigsaw puzzles.  That […]

Background This is a quick walk trough on how to use ANE (AIR Native Extension) in Flash Professional CS5.5. I assume you know what ANE is, but if you want, you can read Abode’s overview here http://help.adobe.com/en_US/air/extensions/index.html. ANE it basically a method to call native code from within Adobe AIR applications. To use Native Extension, […]

FaceBlimp on iTunes store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (requires iOS 5 or newer). Just releases this app that utilizes iOS 5’s new face detection capability. The app detects the eyes and mouth in the picture them animates them. Apply glasses and mustache to the face using easy to use interface. Save the photo […]

Using UIWebView is an efficient way to make an About screen, Help screen, or other sort of hard to layout. Consider how easy it is to lay out your ‘page’ in html, instead of having to build it using Interface Builder. You can even use JavaScript and add interactivity if you want. You can even […]

Cocos2d has always been a popular choice for iPhone game development.  Now there’s now cocos2d-x (http://www.cocos2d-x.org/), a spinoff initiated by Walzer Wang. cocos2d-x is a cross platform version of cocos2d that produces iOS and Android app (plus Windows executable output as bonus if you like).  Cocos2d-x accomplishes the cross-platformness by using native C/C++ code.  This […]

Create amazing and funny photos using these fun photo manipulation apps. Runs on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Features Easy control using sliders and touches. Use the camera and transform the photo instantly. Pick photos from your phot album. Email photos and susprise your friends and family.

ARC is a good idea; however it may cause issues when using old libraries or if you have some code which use it and some which don’t. You might also accidentally clicked on it when creating the project and decide, no, I don’t really want it. ARC is not a bad idea, but it will […]

iOS 5 introduces something interesting, which is some sort of Facial Detection capability. Right now it only detects the position of eyes and mouth but expect it to have more in future iOS versions. First, the requirements: Compile with iOS SDK version 5 or later You need to include CoreImage.framework into your project. Your build […]

UISlider can be skinned to produce output like these: There are three sections that you can change: The bar portion on the left side of the thumb, using setMinimumTrackImage:UIImage The bar portion on the right side of the thumb, using setMaximumTrackImage:UIImage The thumb, using setThumbImage:UIImage For the UIImage, you will most likely need to stretch […]

Xcode Tips
June 9, 2009

More tips can be found in this other post: http://www.permadi.com/blog/2009/05/apple-xcode-shortcuts-and-tips/. Creating Classes Diagram There’s a handy feature to create class diagrams in Xcode, using Class Model feature.  To create a diagram for the whole project, select the project name in the Group & Files panel. Then select Menu->Design->Quick Model->Class Model.  You will be asked to […]