Archive for Objective C

Emirates Confederation Cup iPad Apps

Baldscone was recently contracted by Stereo Creative to produce an app (actually two) for an Emirates event at the Confederation Cup in Brazil. The two iPad apps collected data for a goal kicking competition around the stadiums and a second app collated all the data from multiple ipads into a single database to draw the […]

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Alpaca Farm Game v2.0

Baldscone has recently finished developing the second installment of the mobile game Alpaca Farm for Pomegranate. The latest version of the game now has an additional four levels of different gameplay, character customisation and in-app purchases. It is also now available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. On the iPhone the […]

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pList Validation

Ahh – its 3am and that pList config file you have been pouring over suddenly won’t compile anymore in xCode ;( Looking through lines of xml markup at these hours isn’t fun (or easy). Solution: Terminal + plutil! Thank you for whoever wrote this genius little utility at Apple. Just type plutil [path to your […]

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Invoice Split App

Baldscone has produced a simple iPhone app to help with Tim’s accounting. Invoice Split helps you to calculate the correct amounts of income tax and/or VAT to save every time an invoice gets paid. Quickly calculate the amount of VAT to keep aside for HMRC, how much to set aside for income tax, and more […]

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Best Place To Work iPhone App

Baldscone was recently asked to develop this iPhone application for a client. The application allows users to browse, download and view PDF files. It is a free app and uses several custom coded views – namely the main menu slider view. New PDFs can be updated or added at anytime by the client while the […]

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Using Property Lists

A simple way to get values or settings into a project without having to mess around too much! Just create a property list in xcode called Settings.plist for example and add any key values you need. Then when you¬†instantiate your model load it in as an NSDictionary in and voila! //Load in Settings NSString *path […]

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Setting background transparent on UI objects

You can just use [UIColor clearColor] whenever you want to set something with a fill transparent inObjective C. You can also do this in Interface builder by selecting the object and opening the colors window. Then adjust the alpha value with the slider at the bottom. This works for all sorts of UI elements – […]

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Defining project constants

Just a quick tip for creating a globally accessible bunch of constants for your iOS project. In AS3 I would use a class with a public static variable but in Objective C you can use constants or definitions and there are probably several other ways to do it. To use constants globally: Define a new […]

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iPhone simulator launches but only shows black

I was working on upgrading a clients app today to use Apple’s retina display when I ran into this problem that had me stumped for a couple of hours. The application compiled OK but when it installed and launched in the simulator after showing the default.png splash image it went completely black. Huh? The app […]

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Opening Safari from your iPhone app

A very simple task I know but when you are starting out its nice to find it on a blog! Somewhat similar to using URLRequest in AS3 really.

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