Archive for the ‘Objective C’ Category is now on the App Store!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Apple finally approved my game! Go here to get it!

-Joe is complete and submitted to Apple!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

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

More to come as always,
- Joe

How to write an XML parser app with the SDK

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
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, ;) ).

SlayerStats Brings Halo 3 Stats to iTMS

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
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.

You can view more details/download the app here.

Screenshot after the break.


UpLoc makes it to the app store!

Monday, August 25th, 2008
uplocicon UpLoc, the app I’ve been working on for a month or so, has finally made it into the iTunes app store. It’s a web service that lets you save locations from the web or your iPhone. Your iPhone then syncs with your account - there are a billion uses for this: sending a location to your friend, saving a location that you might not remember, saving a location on your phone so a family member can access it on the web site, and so on.

It’s $8.99 for the app, and the web service is free, so get on over there and register! It’s a really nice interface, I promise :) .