I wanted to wait until it was actually on the store, honest I did, but I’m pretty excited about this game.
It’s a port of the classic aim-and-shoot explosives-and-spikes game with an iPhone-ish feel to it. It will debut for 99 cents on the App Store, hopefully sometime next week. Anyways, here’s the video demo:
Let me know what you guys think! I actually set up a blog just to record my progress on the app, you can get to it over at silentmac.com.
One of the easiest apps to write is one that simply pulls data from the web, thanks to how Apple set up their frameworks. In this post I’m going to walk you through fetching and parsing an XML file from the web in the iPhone SDK. What we want to make is something like this:
NSURL → Parser.m → NSDictionary
Let’s start off with an example URL. For this blog post, I’m going to create an app that searches for gas stations near a zip code. I’ll be using Yahoo’s Local Search API, a very handy little framework that spits back local business results when given a zip code (or GPS coordinates, ). Read the rest of this entry »
I got this email from Chuck Norris’s legal team. Apparently there was an app on the iTMS that violated his copyright or something. Check it out:
From: “Lodge, Deborah” Subject: Unauthorized Use of “Chuck Norris” Date: Wed, October 15, 2008 6:36 pm To: joe at iphonexe.com Dear Joe: We are lawyers for Carlos Ray Norris, a/k/a Chuck Norris, the famous actor. Please see the annexed letter regarding the unauthorized use of Mr. Norris’s trademark and publicity rights on certain software available through the website iphonexe.com — specifically the software trivia game “Are You Tougher Than Chuck Norris”. I look forward to your prompt response. Sincerely, Deborah Lodge
Anyways, I deleted the app from our listings for her and went on my way. They were nice enough people. I’m only posting this because I figured you guys would get a kick out of it.
A week ago I ported Halo3X to the iPhone (it was pretty easy, I just had to swap out the interface really), and uploaded it to the app store for $0.99/download. Now you can finally view Halo 3 Stats on your iPhone! Probably the most useful feature (one that would probably go unnoticed) is that the app caches the last gamertag - so you can close the app and reopen it.