iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet (Editor)

Ken Carpenter
mindjuice.net

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

Cocos2D Tutorial – Dynamically Coloring Sprites

Brandon Trebitowski

Have you ever seen a game (such as Tiny Tower) that contains similar sprites that only vary by certain attributes (coloring, shading, accessories, etc…)? I would often wonder how long it would take the artists to create each permutation of these sprites. After discovering that you can call a method on a CCSprite called setColor, I realized how most of this customization is done in code. This tutorial will be a continuation of my last post about creating your own Bitizen in Photoshop. So, if you don’t already have a Bitizen character to work with, I suggest you follow that […]

Cocos2D Tutorial – Dynamically Coloring Sprites

Brandon Trebitowski

Have you ever seen a game (such as Tiny Tower) that contains similar sprites that only vary by certain attributes (coloring, shading, accessories, etc…)? I would often wonder how long it would take the artists to create each permutation of these sprites. After discovering that you can call a method on a CCSprite called setColor, […]

“Srs Bidness” Mode Engaged

Alexander Okafor
paradeofrain.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

What If iOS Gaming Is A Fad?

Chris Adamson
subfurther.com/blog

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

Implement “Focus Area” Special Effect in iPhone Apps

Yuchen Wang
clingmarks.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

An iOS (iPad) app launch marketing and promotion task list template

Gareth Jenkins
36peas.com

We just finished up an outline launch task list for our soon-to-be-announced iPad debut title – this post contains that list, effectively a draft iOS marketing plan. It’s pretty generic, so we figured it might be useful to everyone else out there. We’ll be revisiting this over the coming weeks – if you’ve got input, questions or whatever let us know – we’ll update this post and report back as we fill out the gaps. Where are we at right now? Right now – July 28th – we’ve got a mostly-finished game, a name and this list. This is our […]

An iOS (iPad) app launch marketing and promotion task list template

Gareth Jenkins
36peas.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

From lone wolf to pack member

Toni Sala
indiedevstories.com

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]

Revealing Project A

Fábio Rodella
crocodella.com.br

This is another guest post by Ferenc, here about how LaunchRock was modified to show up nicely on a UIWebView. If you’ve ever wanted built a landing page or had the need for one, you’ve provably heard of LaunchRock. If not, have a quick look. LaunchRock makes an extremely good job at making it super easy […]