What does it take to build an iPhone app with stunning 3D graphics? This book will show you how to apply OpenGL graphics programming techniques to any device running the iPhone OS -- including the iPad and iPod Touch -- with no iPhone development or 3D graphics experience required. iPhone 3D Programming provides clear step-by-step instructions, as well as lots of practical advice, for using the iPhone SDK and OpenGL. You'll build several graphics programs -- progressing from simple to more complex examples -- that focus on lighting, textures, blending, augmented reality, optimization for performance and speed, and much more. All you need to get started is a solid understanding of C++ and a great idea for an app. Learn fundamental graphics concepts, including transformation matrices, quaternions, and more Get set up for iPhone development with the Xcode environment Become familiar with versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the OpenGL ES API, and learn to use vertex buffer objects, lighting, texturing, and shaders Use the iPhone's touch screen, compass, and accelerometer to build interactivity into graphics applications Build iPhone graphics applications such as a 3D wireframe viewer, a simple augmented reality application, a spring system simulation, and more
This is a complete guide to iPhone and iPod Touch game development. Beginning with the basics and ending with a finished game published in the App store this book covers all the fundamentals. The combined strength of Unity and the iPhone development platf
To create successful games for the iPhone family of mobile devices, developers need to know how touch-input, real-time graphics, and sound come together in the iOS environment. iOS Game Development: Developing Games for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch takes you from the basics of app coding to releasing and marketing your game on the App Store. The book offers a wealth of previously unpublished information about the iOS platform. The text focuses on the concrete requirements of game developers, presenting in-depth details on each step in the mobile game development process. It explains the use of OpenGL ES for 2D/3D graphics and OpenAL for sound, both of which are recommended for game performance on the iOS platform. It also covers new APIs such as the GLKit, GameKit, and Box2D Physics Engine. To better understand the explanations, the author encourages you to access more than 30 iOS example apps from his website. Each app represents a small piece of the complex field of game development in a straightforward manner. The apps can be run on any device in the iPhone family and have been extensively tested with various iOS versions. Suitable for both newcomers and more advanced developers, this color book helps you get started with iOS game development. By following the book’s clear descriptions and example programs, you will understand how to implement the fundamentals in smaller game projects and be able to create your first game for the App Store.
Although enterprise mobility is in high demand across domains, an absence of experts who have worked on enterprise mobility has resulted in a lack of books on the subject. A Comprehensive Guide to Enterprise Mobility fills this void. It supplies authoritative guidance on all aspects of enterprise mobility-from technical aspects and applications to
Since the launch of the App Store, games have been the hottest category of apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That means your best chance of tapping into the iPhone/iPad “Gold Rush” is to put out a killer game that everyone wants to play (and talk about). While many people think games are hard to build, they can actually be quite easy, and Learning iOS Game Programming is your perfect beginner’s guide. Michael Daley walks you through every step as you build a killer 2D game for the iPhone. In Learning iOS Game Programming, you’ll learn how to build a 2D tile map game, Sir Lamorak’s Quest: The Spell of Release (which is free in the App Store). You can download and play the game you’re going to build while you learn about the code and everything behind the scenes. Daley identifies the key characteristics of a successful iPhone game and introduces the technologies, terminology, and tools you will use. Then, he carefully guides you through the whole development process: from planning storylines and game play all the way through testing and tuning. Download the free version of Sir Lamorak’s Quest from the App Store today, while you learn how to build the game in this book. Coverage includes Planning high-level game design, components, and difficulty levels Using game loops to make sure the right events happen at the right time Rendering images, creating sprite sheets, and building basic animations Using tile maps to build large game worlds from small reusable images Creating fire, explosions, smoke, sparks, and other organic effects Delivering great sound via OpenAL and the iPhone’s media player Providing game control via iPhone’s touch and accelerometer features Crafting an effective, intuitive game interface Building game objects and entities and making them work properly Detecting collisions and ensuring the right response to them Polishing, testing, debugging, and performance-tuning your game Learning iOS Game Programming focuses on the features, concepts, and techniques you’ll use most often—and helps you master them in a real-world context. This book is 100% useful and 100% practical; there’s never been an iPhone game development book like it!
Get Started Fast with Modern OpenGL ES Graphics Programming for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad OpenGL ES technology underlies the user interface and graphical capabilities of Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad–as well as devices ranging from video-game consoles and aircraft-cockpit displays to non-Apple smartphones. In this friendly, thorough introduction, Erik M. Buck shows how to make the most of Open GL ES in Apple’s iOS environment. This highly anticipated title focuses on modern, efficient approaches that use the newest versions of OpenGL ES, helping you avoid the irrelevant, obsolete, and misleading techniques that litter the Internet. Buck embraces Objective-C and Cocoa Touch, showing how to leverage Apple’s powerful, elegant GLKit framework to maximize your productivity, achieve tight platform integration, and deliver exceptionally polished apps. If you’ve written C or C++ code and know object-oriented programming basics, this title brings together everything you need to fully master OpenGL ES graphics for iOS–including downloadable examples specifically designed to jumpstart your own projects. Coverage includes • Understanding core OpenGL ES computer graphics concepts and iOS graphics architecture • Integrating Cocoa Touch with OpenGL ES to leverage the power of Apple’s platform • Creating textures from start to finish: opacity, blending, multi-texturing, and compression • Simulating ambient, diffuse, and specular light • Using transformations to render 3D geometric objects from any point of view • Animating scenes by controlling time through application logic • Partitioning data to draw expansive outdoor scenes with rolling terrain • Detecting and handling user interaction with 3D geometry • Implementing special effects ranging from skyboxes to particles and billboards • Systematically optimizing graphics performance • Understanding the essential linear algebra concepts used in computer graphics • Designing and constructing a complete simulation that incorporates everything you’ve learned
It seems as if everyone is writing applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, but how do they all do it? It’s best to learn Objective-C, the native language of both the iOS and Mac OS X, but where to begin? Right here, even if you’ve never programmed before! Objective-C for Absolute Beginners will teach you how to write software for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Objective-C, an elegant and powerful language with a rich set of developer tools. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to build program logic, and how to write your own applications and apps. With over 50 collective years in software development and based on an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University, the authors have developed a remarkably effective approach to learning Objective-C. Since the introduction of Apple’s iPhone, the authors have taught hundreds of absolute beginners how to develop Mac, iPhone,and iPad apps, including many that became popular apps in the iTunes App Store.
The professional programmer’s DEITEL® guide to iPhone app development using iPhone SDK 3.x, Xcode®, Objective-C® and Cocoa® More than 1.5 billion iPhone apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store in just one year! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great iPhone apps quickly and–once you’ve joined Apple’s fee-based iPhone Developer Program–to get them up and running on the App Store. The book uses an app-driven approach–each new technology is discussed in the context of 14 fully tested iPhone apps (7700 lines of code), complete with syntax shading, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include: Welcome Spot-On Game Route Tracker Tip Calculator Cannon Game Slideshow Favorite Twitter® Searches Painter Voice Recorder Flag Quiz Game Address Book Twitter® Discount Airfares By Chapter 3 you’ll be building apps using Xcode®, Cocoa® and Interface Builder. You’ll learn object-oriented programming in Objective-C® and build apps using the latest iPhone 3.x technologies including the Game Kit, iPod library access and more. iPhone for Programmers include practical, example-rich coverage of: • iPhone SDK 3.x, XCode®, Interface Builder • Object-Oriented Programming in Objective-C® and Cocoa® • Collections, GUI, Event Handling • Controllers, Application Templates • UIView, Multi-Touch™ • Core Audio, Core Animation, NSTimer • Tables, UINavigationController • Map Kit, Core Location, GPS, Compass • Photos, iPod Library Access • Serialization
Author: Maher Ali
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-10-01
With Advanced iOS 4 Programming, developers have the expert guidance they need to create amazing applications for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Inside, veteran mobile developer Dr. Maher Ali begins with a foundation introduction to Objective C and Cocoa Touch programming, and then guides readers through building apps with Apple's iPhone SDK 4 – including coverage of the major categories of new APIs and building apps for the new Apple iPad. This book concentrates on illustrating GUI concepts programmatically, allowing readers to fully appreciate the complete picture of iOS 4 development without relying on Interface Builder. In addition, Interface Builder is covered in several chapters. Advanced iOS 4 Programming delves into more advanced topics going beyond the basics of iOS 4 development, providing comprehensive coverage that will help you get your apps to the App Store quicker. Key features include: Objective-C programming language and runtime Interface Builder Building advanced mobile user interfaces Collections Cocoa Touch Core Animation and Quartz 2D Model-view-controller (MVC) designs Developing for the iPad Grand Central Dispatch Parsing XML documents using SAX, DOM, and TouchXML Working with the Map Kit API Remote and Local Push Notification Blocks (closures) in Objective-C Building advanced location-based applications Developing database applications using the SQLite engine GameKit framework
The iOS Game Programming Collection consists of two bestselling eBooks: Learning iOS Game Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First iPhone Game Learning Cocos2D: A Hands-on Guide to Building iOS Games with Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk Since the launch of the App Store, games have been the hottest category of apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That means your best chance of tapping into the iPhone/iPad “Gold Rush” is to put out a killer game that everyone wants to play (and talk about). While many people think games are hard to build, they actually can be quite easy, and this collection is your perfect beginner’s guide. Learning iOS Game Programming walks you through every step as you build a 2D tile map game, Sir Lamorak’s Quest: The Spell of Release (which is free in the App Store). You can download and play the game you’re going to build while you learn about the code. You learn the key characteristics of a successful iPhone game and important terminology and tools you will use. Learning Cocos2D walks you through the process of building Space Viking (which is free on the App Store), a 2D scrolling game that leverages Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk. As you build Space Viking, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Cocos2D so you can create the next killer iOS game. This collection helps you Plan high-level game design, components, and difficulty levels Use game loops to make sure the right events happen at the right time Render images, create sprite sheets, and build animations Use tile maps to build large game worlds from small reusable images Create fire, explosions, smoke, sparks, and other organic effects Deliver great sound via OpenAL and the iPhone’s media player Provide game control via iPhone’s touch and accelerometer features Craft an effective, intuitive game interface Build game objects and entities and making them work properly Detect collisions and ensuring the right response to them Polish, test, debug, and performance-tune your game Install and configure Cocos2D so it works with Xcode 4 Build a complete 2D action adventure game with Cocos2D Build your game’s main menu screen for accessing levels Use Cocos2D’s Scheduler to make sure the right events happen at the right times Use tile maps to build scrolling game levels from reusable images Add audio and sound effects with CocosDenshion--Cocos2D’s sound engine Add gravity, realistic collisions, and ragdoll effects with Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines Add amazing effects to your games with particle systems Leverage Game Center in your game for achievements and leader boards Squeeze the most performance from your games
Author: Ben Smith
Release Date: 2010-07-30
Everyone is developing iPhone applications, and it's clear why. The iPhone is the coolest mobile device available, and the App Store makes it simple to get an application out into the unstoppable iPhone app market. With hundreds of thousands of app developers entering the game, it's crucial to learn from those who have actually succeeded. This book shows you how some of the most innovative and creative iPhone application developers have developed cool, best-selling apps. Not only does every successful application have a story, but behind every great app is excellent code. In this book, you'll see the code and learn how to use it to make your own cool applications. You'll learn everything from importing 3D art assets into your iPhone game to using Cocos2d for iPhone and iPad. This book shares the secrets of the coolest iPhone apps being built today by the best iPhone developers—invaluable knowledge for anyone who wants to create the app that everyone is talking about.
Author: Jack Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Learn to develop iPhone and iPad applications for networked enterprise environments The iPhone and iPad have made a powerful impact on the business world. Developers creating iOS apps for the enterprise face unique challenges involving networking, system integration, security, and device management. This Wrox guide provides everything you need to know to write iOS apps that integrate with enterprise network resources, providing options for networking iOS devices to enterprise systems and to each other. Offers a complete compendium of methods and techniques for networked communication between iOS applications and other platforms and devices Includes instruction on incorporating synchronous and asynchronous HTTP requests, security, communication issues, and more Covers payload handling, network security, GameKit and Bonjour communications, and low-level network communications Professional iOS Network Programming focuses on the networking aspects of iOS and its relationship to remote data sources, offering a truly unique approach.
Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2D Game Development provides a rock-solid introduction to the cocos2d iPhone game engine and related tools. It focuses on the process of creating several games made entirely with cocos2d and little-to-no iPhone SDK and OpenGL code. By creating 2-3 sample games over the course of the book, you'll learn key concepts of the cocos2d game engine and relevant tools like Zwoptex (TextureAtlas), ParticleDesigner (Particle Effects), and others. The example games are modeled after popular App Store games so that they are relevant, recognizable, and immediately fun and inspiring. The games increase in complexity and highlight common recurring cocos2d beginner questions. As you move along, you'll learn about possible stumbling blocks and how to navigate them successfully. As you move from beginning to advanced, you'll encounter general game programming wisdom, tips for performance improvement, as well as pointers to alternative implementations and further reading. It is assumed that the reader has previous programming knowledge but not necessarily with Objective-C. Related topics such as Xcode, Objective-C, the iPhone SDK, and OpenGL are only discussed where absolutely necessary.