February 21, 2013 in Learn
Testing Locations in the iPhone Simulator
In this Quick Tip video tutorial, we’ll discuss how to test your location-based app with a variety of locations from within the iPhone or iPad simulator. Without ever leaving your home or office!
January 24, 2013 in Learn
Prototyping an iOS App with Storyboards
Learn how to quickly prototype an iPhone app using the Storyboard feature of Xcode which requires no programming. By using scenes and seques you can easily establish transitions between view controllers. Start with a single view project using a storyboard….
January 18, 2013 in Learn
I Have an Idea for a Killer App, but Where Do I Start?
You know the signs: you can’t stop thinking about it as you fall asleep at night. Your mind wanders back to it when you know you should be concentrating on your work that currently pays the bills. You’re even a…
January 3, 2013 in Learn
Java Basics for Android Development – Part 2
Being a good Android developer means being good with Java, though not necessarily a good Java developer. That might sound weird, but it’s true. The architecture of Java apps is very different from Android apps, but the language is the…
December 31, 2012 in Learn
5 Things They Never Tell You About Making iPhone Apps
So, you’ve decided to start making iOS apps and games? It’s rather simple now, and in this article you can learn the basics and find out more about the available tools and about how you should use them. But the technical…
December 21, 2012 in Learn
Getting Started with Android Development | Treehouse Quick Tip
It’s easy to start developing apps for Android. To get started, you’ll need to download a few tools. This video will show you how to get everything you’ll need. The fastest way to get everything you’ll need is to download…
December 18, 2012 in Learn
Creating a Fun iPhone App Called “Bearded” – Part 2
In Part 1 we created the interface and added gesture recognizers for the beard image view. We still have three main features to complete: capturing a photo, blending or merging images and sharing the final image. So let’s get started….
December 17, 2012 in Learn
Creating a fun iPhone App called “Bearded” – Part 1
Tis the season to be goofy! And since it’s that merry time of the year I thought it would be fun to create an app where you could add Santa’s beard to any photo and share it. I call it…
November 30, 2012 in Learn
How to Create an Animated Button in iOS | Treehouse Quick Tip
Learn how to create an animated button for your iOS App. Animated buttons are created using the classes UIButton and UIImage. A smooth animation can be achieved by using a series of images animated over a short duration. The first…
November 28, 2012 in Learn
Mobile Design is More Than a Tight Fit
It’s not easy, doing the same with less. Screen sizes have steadily increased since the web was invented, and web designers have learned to use that space well. Grid systems start around 960 pixels wide and allow for unlimited depth….
November 26, 2012 in Learn
Thank You, Android!
2012 was a banner year for Android, and I’m very thankful to have been a small part of it. New apps, new operating system features, and a bunch of new and exciting phones and tablets have given us a lot…
November 15, 2012 in Learn
Designing a User Interface in iOS 6 using Auto Layout
The most important design feature in iOS 6 has to be Auto Layout, which is a way to manage the sizing and positioning of your controls in your user interface. Auto Layout improves over Springs and Struts which provided similar…