Saturday, April 9, 2011

iPhone Tutorials

iPhone Tutorials

This site contains a ton of fun tutorials – so many that they were becoming hard to find! So I put together this little page to help everyone quickly find the tutorial they’re looking for. Hope you enjoy! :]

Beginning iPhone Programming

iPhone programming is like a ladybug - fun and only a little scary!
If you’re completely new to iPhone programming, start here! First there’s a tutorial series that will walk you through the process of creating an iPhone app from start to finish – using the most common APIs that almost every app uses. Next there’s a tutorial about memory management – the area where beginners most often get confused about!

Game Programming with Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk

Ninjas Going Pew-Pew!
If you want to make games on the iPhone, the easiest way by far is to use the Cocos2D iPhone framework and the physics libraries that come with it – Box2D and Chipmunk. These tutorials will help get you started by showing you how to make some simple games and solve common problems.
In addition to these tutorials, you might be interested in the Cocos2D book Rod Strougo and I are working on.

Game Programming and Development

Tomato-San says: w00t, it's done!
While we’re on the topic of game programming, here are a few posts with some tips and tricks for game developers.

Saving and Loading Data

Core Data Failed Banks Model Diagram
Almost every app needs to save and load data on the iPhone – and there are many different ways to do so. In these tutorials, you can get hands-on experience with many of the most common methods.

Graphics and Animation

Welcome to Core Graphics 101!
In order to be successful on the App Store these days, your app needs to look good. Here are a few tutorials that you can use to up the quality level of your apps, and your gain mad skills with graphics and animation programming.


Screenshot from BasicSounds sample project
When I first started iOS programming, I knew a WAV file played sounds and that was about it. These posts explain a lot about audio files and formats, and explain how you can play audio in your apps.

iPad Development

What it will look like when we're done!
If you know how to program for the iPhone, it’s a simple matter to program for the iPad as well! These tutorials walk you through some of the differences and help get you started with some of the new APIs available on the iPad.

3rd Party Libraries

I have a soft spot for malteses!
There are a lot of third party APIs and SDKs you might want to include in your apps. These tutorials cover a few of them and show you how to get started.

Training and Announcements

One day class introducing iOS programming for beginners!
From time to time I announce upcoming training, books, and other types of announcements from this site. Here’s the news so far!


1) Integrate iAd 2) ??? 3) PROFIT!
There’s always something that doesn’t fit anywhere else! Here’s a hodgepodge of other posts and tutorials you may find interesting.