Finding iPhone Memory Leaks: A "Leaks" Tool Tutorial


On February 12, 2009

Guest author Owen Goss (Profile) is the creator of the color-matching game Dapple and founder of Streaming Colour Studios, an independent video games studio based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been using Instruments a lot lately as I approach the end of my game development cycle. I’ve found it especially useful for tracking down […]

AppViz: A New iPhone Sales Report Visualizer


On February 11, 2009

Back in December, we posted about AppSales, an iPhone app that helps you visualize your iPhone app store sales reports. Sales tracking and management seems to be starting to become a topic of interest to developers and there are new entries to the market all the time. Independent developer Dylan Bruzenak presents the latest: AppViz. […]

iBetaTest: An iPhone App Beta Testing Service / Community


On February 10, 2009

iBetaTest is a new site that aims to bring together iPhone application developers and eager beta testers. The benefit for both sides is that developers get an eager set of users to play with their apps before they hit prime time, and the users get exclusive access and a first look at apps not yet […]

ObjectiveResource: It's iPhone on Rails


On February 7, 2009

ObjectiveResource (or Github repository) is a framework for iPhone developers that allows you to easily interact with Ruby on Rails applications. Essentially it’s a port of Rails’ own ActiveResource – a library that enables RESTful communication between apps and serializes objects for transit. In this way, it makes it easy to interact with Rails apps […]

Hello There: A CoreLocation Tutorial


On February 5, 2009

There are plenty of different places to get a mobile application designed. The problem is that they’re quite expensive. You might be able to figure out how to create your own, but it will probably look very basic. Instead, a good mobile application development software can make it even easier, so that you can build […]

14 Essential Xcode Tips, Tricks and Resources for iPhone Devs


On January 30, 2009

Xcode is big. Apple’s Xcode Workspace Guide, a terse inventory of its features, is 116 pages. Xcode’s preference window has 13 sections, each with a dozen or more items. There are at least 206 keyboard shortcuts. I started counting menu items but gave up the ghost when I’d topped 300 items before finishing the third […]

Alocola: Mobile Orchard's Safari Helper: Makes Websites "Location Aware"


On January 21, 2009

Alocola is a free web-helper application that we’ve created that lets users provide their location information when websites ask for it. It is available from the App Store now. Alocola works with Safari. With Alocola, web developers need not create their own iPhone apps. Users simply browse in Safari the way they normally would; when […]

ActiveRecord.js: Object Relational Mapping (ORM) for your iPhone Webapps


On January 19, 2009

ActiveRecord.js is an open source object relational mapper (ORM) for JavaScript that takes a lot of inspiration from Ruby on Rails’ ActiveRecord database access library. In theory, objects are used to encapsulate database access and add domain logic. In practice, you can do things like this: var fred = User.create({username: ‘fred’,age: 32});fred.username // => ‘fred’fred […]

Google Releases Objective C Toolbox


On January 14, 2009

Google has released an eclectic set of tools for Mac and iPhone developers called “Google Toolbox for Mac” in an attempt to share some sample code, conventions, and tools that Google believes Mac developers could use for inspiration. The toolbox is licensed under the open Apache License 2.0 and includes: A Google Objective-C “style guide” […]

See Competing iPhone Apps Coming with One Juicer


On January 2, 2009

One Juicer is an online application by Two Toasters LLC that enables you to keep an eye out for competing iPhone apps on the App Store. You specify some keywords, provide your e-mail, and you’ll be notified when apps matching those keywords come on to the store. For example, if you have a “guitar” application, […]