Swipe to Kill: Designing An HTML5 Mobile Game


Fancy yourself a game developer, but don’t know where to start?  Looking for development tools with little monetary overhead that support multiple mobile platforms?  Do you like match 3 / RPG style games?  Gregory Ellis might just have the solution for you… if you’re willing to help give his project a bit of a Kickstart!  The name of the game is Swipe To Kill, and the goal behind the project is for the developer to provide a complete tutorial along with fully documented source code so you can develop your own game of this style in no time flat.  Since the format of choice is HTML5, CSS and JavaScript there’s nothing to buy unless you want a special editor that supports the syntax for these common web development paradigms, and you could probably even find a few of those for free as well.  To find out what you can do to support this developer’s aspirations check out the Kickstarter page here: Swipe to Kill: HTML5 Mobile Game & Development Tutorial.

iPhone Development: Developing Apps for Fun and Profit – Part 2

Hi again. This is Jesse Waites here, Founder and CEO of Beacon Hill Apps. Last week we discussed choosing the right app idea to pull the trigger on [Developing Apps for Fun and Profit – Part 1]. This week, we’re going to discuss the process of finding the right app developer for your project.

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iPhone Development: Developing Apps for Fun and Profit – Part 1

Hi everyone- Jesse Waites here, Founder and CEO of Beacon Hill Apps. We are based in Boston and make iOS and Android apps for individuals and corporations. As a developer with experience in dealing with clients, I was asked to write a guest post about helping regular people bring their app concepts to reality. There are a few technical and legal hurdles that you, as an app developer, will have to go through to make it happen, but no worries – I’m an expert and I’ve got you covered.

Now that the app sales ecosystem has been around for a few years, it seems apparent that the smartphone software industry is here to stay. New platforms and devices are still launching (looking at you, Windows 7 phone), so clever folks that are attentive to the marketplace can still do very well for themselves. Whether you sell it for 99 cents or give it away for free and collect ad revenue, there is a very good chance that your app will be profitable, especially if you can keep a few things in mind.

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Tip to Game Devs: social networking is gaming wuffie

Game devs, you do a great service to iDevice gamers. You have brought life what once was a barren platform, and you have done it at serviceable price points. In return, I’d like to give you a hint – a supplication really: that you need to heed the desire of gamers by implementing what is fast becoming a gaming necessity: social networking.

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Creature24 re-create the thriller genre for generation i

Get ready for a bit of 24-esque red-eye on the 6th of this month; but don’t worry, it’s a Saturday, meaning your ‘rents won’t rip you a new one for staying up late. Creature24 is an odd band of brothers who will be expanding upon their already marketable resume of achievements by programming an iPhone game in 24 hours, live, and sociable. Their fans will be given some love too – to be mentioned in the game’s Fan Wall, just follow Creature24’s website and Twitter account: @Creature24hr for the goodness. The game will be started from just a ‘skeleton idea’, Creature24 will hank and pank a game from idea to submission to Apple in 24 hours!

The three lads represent their respective companies:

Teaser vid and more after the gap:

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FoneMonkey iPhone App Testing Tool by Gorilla Logic

Devs, testers and QA peeps, FoneMonkey, an open source script tester by Gorilla Logic, has been released. FoneMoneky provides “iPhone app developers and testers with the ability to record, edit, and playback user interface tests and fully automate iPhone app testing”- essentially removing the need to manually monitor script testing for simple user interface guides. Adding to its flare, FoneMonkey is open source.

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iPhone Development 101: Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK – a Book review

When I first got started with iPhone programming, I went through the helpful Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche. It did a great job helping me get up to speed with the iPhone, so I thought I’d write a review to let others know a bit more about it!

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iPhone Development 101 – The Best iPhone Development Sites for Developers

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and get started with iPhone programming yourself, one of the first things you’ll want to do is start visiting some of the best iPhone development sites out there.

This is important because you’ll learn a lot, keep up with industry news, and maybe even get to know some of the fellow developers out there! This article lists of some of the sites I’ve found most helpful – feel free to chime in with any of your own!

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iPhone Development 101: How To Get Started with iPhone Programming

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, chances are you’ve come up with a couple good app ideas. Wouldn’t it be cool to take the next step and develop your app and get it in the App Store?

In this article you’ll learn just what it takes to get started – what you need to have or buy and what the best way to learn is–whether or not you’re already familiar with programming!

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