iPhone and iOS books Giveway!

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So Packt Publishing recently released a couple of iPhone and iOS books:

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/iphone-javascript-cookbook/book

Core Data iOS Essentials
 

Core Data iOS Essentials

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/core-data-ios-essentials/book

Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

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Link: http://www.packtpub.com/cocoa-and-objective-c-cookbook/book

And the wonderful people that had been giving me free books, asked me to hold a giveaway contest, so that well, you guys can get them too.

How to join? All you have to do is visit the 3 book pages and mention one feature about a particular book that makes you want to own it.

You can leave a reply here on Tumblr (using reply or Disqus comments) or tweet me (@purplelilgirl).

So um yeah, that’s it. I will be giving away one of each book. 🙂

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iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

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iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

Overview of iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

  • Build web applications for iPhone with a native look feel using only JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML
  • Develop applications faster using frameworks
  • Integrate videos, sound, and images into your iPhone applications
  • Work with data using SQL and AJAX
  • Write code to integrate your own applications with famous websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
  • These practical recipes include code and screenshots offering a clear step-by-step guide using different frameworks
  • eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads.

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/iphone-javascript-cookbook/book

Core Data iOS Essentials

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Core Data iOS Essentials

Overview of Core Data iOS Essentials

  • Covers the essential skills you need for working with Core Data in your applications.
  • Particularly focused on developing fast, light weight data-driven iOS applications.
  • Builds a complete example application. Every technique is shown in context.
  • Completely practical with clear, step-by-step instructions.
  • eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads.

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/core-data-ios-essentials/book

Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

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Overview of Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

  • Develop Cocoa applications using advanced UI concepts
  • Implement the latest Objective-C features and incorporate them into your applications
  • Debug Cocoa applications using advanced tools and techniques
  • Add advanced animation and multimedia to your Cocoa applications
  • eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads.

Link: http://www.packtpub.com/cocoa-and-objective-c-cookbook/book

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Playing with Stitch and Autodesk Photofly (http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/photo_scene_editor/). Basically, you take pictures of an object at every 10 degrees (my sis used the panorama function of her Canon HS digital camera), and then you upload the pictures to the Autodesk Photofly cloud, and it perform its magic, and then sends you an email to inform you that it has finished turning your photos into a 3D mesh, which you can still edit (if you want) in the Autodesk Photo Scene Editor. You can even define an animation path (pan, orbit, zoom etc. on your model) and export a video, which you can upload to YouTube. I think you can even manipulate the 3D model using design software.

It is soooo awesome!

How to create a game like Tiny Wings? Links

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Tiny Wings is this adorable game by Andreas Illiger that involves this tiny bird who dream of flying.

It is extremely popular on the App store, and that is probably why lots of people wants to know how to make a game like it.

These are some links to tutorials and remake projects.

Sergey Tiknohov (@haqu) is working on a Tiny Wings remake project.

Ray Wenderlich wrote a tutorial based on Sergey’s project, which is divided into 2 parts. The tutorial uses Cocos2d and Box2d.

@jpsarda wrote a blog post on how to make the gorgeous hills in Tiny Wings using Cocos2d.

Emanuele Feronato wrote a tutorial on how to make the Tiny Wings terrain using Flash and Box2d.

    IDRTG – The Most Effective Marketing Technique on Twitter

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    IDRTG stands for Indie Developers Re-Tweet Group. It was established in February 2011 by @innovatty to give indie developers more exposure on twitter for the purpose of promoting their apps. It is one of the most effective free marketing techniques on Twitter. It is now the largest retweet group for Indie developers and new members are joining every day. IDRTG is a community where developers retweet and support each other. A single tweet by a member with few followers can be retweeted multiple times to reach thousands.

    IDRTG – The Most Effective Marketing Technique on Twitter