Archive for the “iPhone” category

iPhone Mockups with Photoshop

by john on October 6, 2008

Geoff Teehan at teehan+lax sent me a link to a Photoshop PSD file they created to help quickly create mockups of iPhone applications. If you’ve spent any amount of time scrambling to create a prototype, you’ll greatly appreciate how much (…)

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UIKit: NSIndexPath and row method

by john on July 29, 2008

In working with the SimpledDrillDown example in the iPhone SDK, I was walking through the code in the RootViewController class. The interface definition is shown below: @interface RootViewController:UITableViewController { DataController *dataController; } There is a method inside the class that (…)

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iPhone SDK – Final Release

by john on July 14, 2008

Looks as though the final release of the iPhone SDK is now available. Although there seems to be little fanfare with the transition from beta, this is a milestone none the less. I’ve downloaded and installed the SDK and have (…)

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Objective-C: Private Methods

by john on July 2, 2008

Note: What follows is another post in an on-going series for developers who are interested in learning to write applications for the iPhone. The entire series can be found here: iPhone Developer . One common complaint for many new to (…)

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Objective-C: Categories

by john on July 1, 2008

As an alternative to subclassing, Objective-C categories provide a means to add methods to a class. What’s intriguing, is that any methods that you add through a category become part of the class definition, so to speak. In other words, (…)

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Objective-C: Initializers

by john on June 30, 2008

Note: What follows is another post in an on-going series for developers who are interested in learning to write applications for the iPhone. The entire series can be found here: iPhone Developer . The code for creating new instances of (…)

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Objective-C: Memory Management

by john on June 26, 2008

Note: What follows is another post in an on-going series for developers who are interested in learning to write applications for the iPhone. More information about writing for the iPhone can be found here: iPhone Developer Tips . First off, (…)

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Objective-C: Messaging

by john on June 24, 2008

Note: What follows is another post in an on-going series for developers who are interested in learning to write applications for the iPhone. The entire series can be found here: iPhone Developer . This post introduces messaging within Objective-C. Messaging (…)

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Objective-C: Defining a Class

by john on June 23, 2008

Note: This post is the start of an on-going series for developers who are interested in learning to write applications for the iPhone. The entire series can be found here: iPhone Developer . One of the first topics to cover (…)

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Road to iPhone: Intro

by john on June 20, 2008

Having spent the past 8 years working with mobile application development (beginning with the book Core J2ME that I wrote in 2000), it’s odd that its taken me so long to dive into developing for the iPhone. The good news (…)

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iPhone SDK, First Impressions

by john on June 11, 2008

I’ve been spending some time with the iPhone SDK to get a perspective on the architecture, tools and overall landscape. In addition, I’ve started to develop a few applications with Xcode (Cocoa/Objective-C) to exercise the tools for building iPhone applications. (…)

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