Developing an iPhone Application From Scratch

iPhone SDKOk, so I’ve been inspired by recent news articles of people writing iPhone apps and retiring at the age of 25. I figured I might as well try it out. First I’ll give you some background on what I already know, which isn’t a ton. I started programming basic when I was between 5 and 10. Can’t remember exactly but I remember writing my little programs and saving them to a 5.25 inch floppy disk. As things moved on I went through all the versions of Windows but never really wrote anything since Basic until the internet came a long and then started doing html. I did a lot of the basic stuff, a lot of it I still use today and some I probably shouldn’t :) Recently I’ve learned some php and css thanks to WordPress. I’ve always worked with PCs until the iPhone but working with jailbreaking and some of the hacking, I’ve learned the file structure of OS X. [Read more…]

iPhone Blackjack – Not Yet Available

This is an iPhone Blackjack application that was created on Apple’s SDK. No word as to whether or not we will see it in the App Store. But, it looks cool!

Watch “iPhone Blackjack” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Mahjang Solitaire – Created on SDK 2.0 beta

Below is a demo video of Mahjang Solitaire, by SUNSOFT, that was created on Apple’s SDK 2.0 beta. There is no information as to whether it will be available via the App Store. But, I personally kind of like this game so, I hope we see it there in a just over a week!

Watch “Mahjang Solitaire” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

iPhone Development Central

SDK iPhone Development Central is a website devoted to making developing on Apple’s SDK possible for everyone. They do so though SDK development video tutorials.

” We offer FREE home-made tutorials made by people just like you who have the same goal as we do – to share as much information about developing for the iPhone SDK as possible. is the connecting link between developers’ questions about the iPhone SDK and the answers.”

They offer a variety of tutorials ranging from Beginner to Advanced. Each level has a brief description making it easy to know exactly where you fit. [Read more…]

Ball And Cup Shuffle – App Store

Here is another application that has been developed on Apple’s SDK and is ready for the App Store. It does not say if it will actually be in the App Store or how much it will be. It is just a simple little app…demo videos below.

Demo Videos

Watch “Ball And Cup Shuffle” on you iPhone or iPod Touch.

Watch “Ball And Cup Shuffle” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Aki Mahjong Solitaire

amiconAki Mahjong Solitaire by Ambrosia, is being previewed next week at WWDC in San Francisco and will be in the AppStore when it launches. Here is what Ambrosia has to say about Aki Mahjong Solitaire and a video demo of the app. You can see screenshots of the app HERE.

Ambrosia’s first game for the iPhone elegantly blends the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong with an enchanting journey across Japan. Designed from the ground up specifically for iPhone, it’s a modern fusion of two ancient Asian cultures, and is as much an experience as it is a game. Aki is easy to learn even if you still haven’t mastered chopsticks, so don’t hesitate to dive right in. We think you’ll soon find yourself captivated.

Our iPhone game philosophy is to provide games you can pick up and play whenever you want, then dismiss quickly to take that phone call you just received. Just hit the Home button at any time, and whenever you relaunch Aki, you’re right back where you left off!
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Wingnuts Moto Racer

Freeverse, a leading developer of entertainment software, has developed Wingnuts Moto Racer, a racing game for the iPhone. Wingnuts Moto Racer is set for release in the AppStore. An intern at Freeverse has written a pretty good article written about the app…they have all the fun information blotted out and there is only artwork from the cutscreen (no screenshots) but, it is an interesting article none then less. There is one paragraph in the article that has me most excited about the AppStore:

When the iTunes App Store finally opens its virtual doors, forget about the iPhone as “just a phone.” On that red-letter day, whenever it happens to be, the iPhone will be well on its way to become a premiere gaming platform.

Read the full article HERE.


Multi-Hand BlackJack

Multi-Hand BlackJack is another application soon to be released in the AppStore. Below is a demo video of the application. You can also check out their website for screenshots of the application and a full list of all of features.

Watch “Multi-Hand BlackJack” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

HomeFindr – Demo Video

This looks like it is going to be a pretty cool application. It would make looking for a house a lot easier and much more fun!!

Watch “HomeFindr” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Trism Update – AppStore

Trism The developer of Trism has posted an update video letting us know what is going on with Trism and what we can expect once it hits the AppStore. Check out the video below.

For more information on Trism and how you can get it on your iPhone now…check out our Trism Page.

Watch “Trism Update” on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Apps Not Possible on SDK

BigBoss wrote an article not too long ago about the applications that would not be developed on SDK and not allowed in the AppStore due to Apple’s developing rules. Just to clarify, these applications would not be allowed in the AppStore however, they are available through jailbreaking. They are not harmful to your iPhone or iPod Touch they are just against Apple’s rules for the AppStore. You could still have these application on your jailbroken iPhone. You have to remember that Apple does not allow any application that affect the System files. So, things like Customize, SummerBoard, FontSwap, IntelliScreen, iToday, StatusStyle, MXTube, MyMedia, biteSMS (the list goes on and on) would not be allowed. Also, applications that run in the background would also not be allowed such as; MobileChat, iRadio, Colloquy, PocketTouch and many more. [Read more…]