Game apps on iPhone and now The New iPad remain one of the most popular type of apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. Does Angry Birds ring a bell? Now, you can learn to build game apps for the iPhone 5 and The New iPad using the new iOS 6 SDK. Beginning iOS 6 Games Development provides a clear path for you to learn and create iPhone and iPad game apps using the iOS 6 SDK platform. You'll learn how to use the core classes to create rich and dynamic games apps, including graphics, animations, and sound. The latest version of Xcode 4.5 will be used in parts of the book to guide you along the way of building your iPhone or iPad game apps. Other topics include iOS 6 game apps development with the newest iOS Game Center update, persisting user data, and designing a compelling user experience. After reading this book, you'll come away with the skills and techniques for building a game app, top to bottom, that could perhaps even be sold on the Apple iTunes App Store. *** NOTE: This book is an update of Beginning iOS 5 Games Development (ISBN-13: 978-1430237105) and Beginning iPhone Games Development (ISBN-10: 1430225998).
Game apps on iPhone and now iPad remain one of the most popular type of apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. Does Angry Birds ring a bell? What you were once able to do just for the iPhone (and iPod touch) is now possible for the popular iPad, using the new iOS 5 SDK. Beginning iOS 5 Games Development provides a clear path for you to create games using the iOS 5 SDK platform for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. You'll learn how to use classes to create game apps, including graphics, and animations. The latest version of Xcode will be used in parts of the book to guide you along the way of building your apps. Other topics include iOS 5 game apps development with the newest iOS Game Center update, persisting user data, and designing a compelling user experience. After reading this book, you'll come away with the skills and techniques for building a game app, top to bottom, that could perhaps even be sold on the Apple iTunes App Store.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community. Take advantage of these opportunities with Beginning Windows Phone App Development, written specifically to help you learn the skills you’ll need to develop rich, functional apps for the Windows Phone 7 platform. Authors Henry Lee and Eugene Chuvyrov cover the very latest developments in the field—including the extended APIs offered in the new Mango platform update—so you'll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips. Beginning Windows Phone App Development starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio,Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you'll receive step-by-step instructions on packaging and selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Written for the new generation of hobbyists and aspiring game developers, HTML5 Game Development from the Ground Up with Construct 2 shows you how to use the sophisticated yet user-friendly HTML5-based game engine Construct 2 to develop and release polished, two-dimensional games on a multitude of different platforms. The book also covers the foundational knowledge of game analysis and design based on the author’s research and teaching experiences at DigiPen Institute of Technology, James Cook University, and other institutions. The author first helps you understand what really matters in games. He guides you in becoming a better game designer from the ground up, being able to play any game critically, and expressing your ideas in a clear and concise format. The book then presents step-by-step tutorials on designing games. It explains how to build an arcade-style game as well as a platformer integrating some physics elements. It also shows you how to create a more complex puzzle game—the author’s own published game, Turky on the Run. Lastly, the book discusses different ways to deploy and monetize games across several platforms, including Facebook, iOS, Android, and web-based marketplaces. Sample Construct 2 project files for the games designed in the book are available on the author’s website. Integrating hands-on guidance with theoretical game design concepts, this book gives you a solid foundation in game development. It will help you advance in your journey as an indie game developer.
New Apple Developer Series! A technical and business guide to creating and selling iPhone games If you've always wanted to develop a cool iPhone game application and sell it for big bucks, this book is for you. iPhone Game Development covers all technical and commercial bases, from how to sign up for the Apple Development Program, master the development tools in the iPhone SDK, publish your game to the App Store, and convince people to buy it. You'll find full coverage of Cocoa Touch and other great features of the iPhone SDK, plus pages of real-world examples with step-by-step explanations. The book also includes loads of royalty-free code you can use for commercial development. Apple's iPhone is not only a mobile phone, it's also a game platform rivaling big names like Nintendo and Sony; anyone can sign up for the Apple Developer Program and publish their works to the App Store This hip book written by two successful gamers with over a decade of game development experience will teach you both the technical and business aspects of developing and publishing a game to the App Store, plus how to convince end-users to buy it Includes examples with step-by-step explanations of actual games and apps currently on the App Store A Companion Web site provides royalty-free code from the samples in the book, which you can use to jumpstart your own game development Save weeks of development time with the expert guidance you'll find in iPhone Game Development! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
A fun and easy guide to creating the next great Facebook app! Want to build the next runaway Facebook app like Farmville or Mafia Wars? Interested in leveraging Facebook app development as part of a marketing strategy? Whether you want to build your own Facebook app from scratch, extend an existing Facebook app, or create a game, this book gets you up and running in no time. Master the Facebook toolkit, get acquainted with the Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigate the Facebook API—even learn how to make money with your new app! Shows you how to build the next great Facebook application with just basic HTML and scripting skills Delves into what makes a good app and what makes a lucrative app Explores how to create Facebook apps for marketing and viral reach, creating apps that can make money, and Facebook game development Reviews the Facebook toolkit and gets you started with the My First Facebook application Covers Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigating the Facebook API, and how to create a compelling interface Create the next killer Facebook app with this approachable, fun guide!
Updated and expanded for the new Apple iOS8, The Business of iOS App Development, Third Edition shows you how to incorporate marketing and business savvy into every aspect of the design and development process, giving your app the best possible chance of succeeding in the App Store. This book is written by experienced developers with business backgrounds, taking you step-by-step through cost-effective marketing techniques that have proven successful for professional iOS app creators—perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. No prior business knowledge is required. The phenomenal success of the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch have ushered in a "gold rush" for developers, but with well over a million apps in the highly competitive App Store, it has become increasingly difficult for new apps to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your iOS app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app!