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100,000 Views and New Update!

Hey guys!

I know I have been busy the past few months, and I apologize. Classes took a bigger toll on me than expected, and I am trying to get into juggling my classes, work, and this blog. I am hoping I can give this more time, as I have a great idea that hopefully a bunch of you will be up for.

I have decided to write an application tutorial, from beginning to end, going from sketching out to adding to the App Store. I will not be editing out mistakes I made, as I will leave them in there as a helpful insight not only for myself, but all of you awesome developers.

I am hopefully going to give insight into API implementation, as well as using built-in frameworks.

If anyone has any ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I have the idea already, but any suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you all for helping me create such a successful blog! I could not be happier 🙂

iPhone Tutorial Three – Simple Gesture Recognizer and Storyboard

iPhone Tutorial One — Introduction to Storyboarding
iPhone Tutorial Two — Combining UITabBarControllers, UITableViews and UINavigationControllers using Storyboard

Alright guys, it has been quite some time since I posted an iPhone tutorial. This one wont go too in depth, but it will show some simple Gesture Recognizer applications, while putting it all together in a functioning application that you could really use. I’ll start this off with a short reason as to what lead me to do this tutorial.

A friend of mine started up a blog with a friend of his about technology and how this technology is changing how we operate on a day-to-day basis. Their site is Hacking Humanity, and their information will be given at the bottom of this tutorial. Now I was really thinking of doing a tutorial that used the WordPress API, however I felt like doing an API tutorial, while some people are still in their infancy in learning Xcode 4.2 and Storyboarding, was a bad idea. So now, we will be creating a simple Web-based application that uses gesture controls instead of actual buttons. Now, you have to understand, this application will be using websites that are built for mobile platforms, hence there will be no need for horizontal scrolling, which is what makes these gestures useful.

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Wiki Racing Support Page

Wiki Racing has been released into the App Store!

Wiki Racing is a game which incorporates Wikipedia links to travel from one page to another. The objective of the game is to get from the beginning random page to the end Wikipedia page the fastest. Some key features in Wiki Racing include:

• Being able to choose between a Wikipedia page you decide on as the target, or one randomly chosen.
• Timer and menu screen to show what page you are currently on, what your target is, and how many clicks you have gained.
• End game statistics — how many total clicks, how much time it took to get to the end as well as images of each web page visited in an easy scrolling page history.
• Bluetooth functionality — players can play against one another in both Custom and Random games.

Wiki Racing is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License ( and is in no way associated with Wikimedia.

Update: Just updated the application to 1.0.1, to fix Wikipedia’s random page link change, just waiting on approval.

Update 2: New 1.0.1 is now on the App Store! I will be slowly working on some new improvements, and may even write a tutorial redoing this application in iOS 5, if anyone wants it!

20,000+ Blog Views!

So as I am studying crazily for my Software Engineering midterm I notice I hit 20,000 blog views (well, 19,989 as of writing this). I know that may not seem like much compared to the world’s population, but damn am I excited. It only took 6 months, and I thought it was going to take a year to reach a thousand! So to show my graditude, I drew this for you guys in my Rockstar’d, sleep deprived state that I am in– an artists depiction (and a good one at that) of me giving you all a thumbs up for being so awesome:

Feel free to drop a comment below, telling everyone how awesome you are. I am planning on doing an application from start to App Store soon with storyboarding, just need to see if I am legally permitted to do so.

Always remember to donate if I help you guys out! I appreciate every penny I get, and hopefully I can get a new iPad 2 to replace the one that got stolen.

You guys are great!

iOS Tutorials – Storyboarding tutorials are back!

Hey guys!

So it is about that time, iOS 5 will be dropping today probably within the next 12 hours has dropped. I figured now would be a great time to put back the storyboarding tutorials, so I hope you guys enjoy!

Introduction to Storyboarding
Combining UITabBarControllers, UITableViews and UINavigationControllers

P.S. I am not sure how outdated they are, if they are I apologize just let me know in the comments if something doesn’t work!

iPhone Tutorial Two — Combining UITabBarControllers, UITableViews and UINavigationControllers using Storyboard

Hey guys, so after the last tutorial I figured I would try and help some people with something that has been troublesome to developers in the past — combining tab bars and table views. Again, I am assuming you know the basics of iPhone development and are trying to use Xcode 4.2 to get a jump on the future of iOS development. If people ask for tutorials, I will create some explaining some things here I graze over. Okay so let’s get started.

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iPhone Tutorial One — Introduction to Storyboarding

Okay guys, well I figured I would start off my using of Xcode 4.2 with this blog post. I have never used Xcode 4.2 before this, so let us see how intuitive storyboarding really is. I am not going to go into detail of what “@property” and “@synthesize” are, I am assuming you already know basic coding. If enough people ask, I will explain everything.

So let’s start out with a Hello World application.

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