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Mineral Cities: a city-builder/RTS hybrid

Gareth Jenkins
36peas.com

More to follow, but just a quick note to let you know that our latest project, Mineral Cities, just launched on Kickstarter.

Buttermilk Now Available!

Doug Davies
funkyvisions.com

Buttermilk – The Bouncing Baby Goat is now available in the App Store.  I’m pretty pleased with the reception thus far from the Buttermilk followers on Facebook.  The fans seem to like it and appreciate the simple game play.  It’s what I was shooting for.  I released the game without in-app purchases because it had […]

Hit The Lights – available on the App Store

Bartek Wilczyński
xperienced.com.pl

Well, it’s been a while and today I am really happy to announce that my first game Hit The Lights is now live on the App Store. And what’s important – you can download it for FREE! For those that didn’t read my previous posts – Hit The Lights is a new puzzle solving game for […]

Confirmed: Objective-C ARC is slow. Don’t use it!

Steffen Itterheim
learn-cocos2d.com

Or so goes the argument. Still. I wish Apple would just pull the plug and completely remove MRC support from LLVM. I’m getting tired, annoyed and sometimes angry when I browse stackoverflow.com and frequently find MRC code samples containing one or more blatant memory management issues. Before I rant any further, this article is about […]

Rotating a Paged UIScrollView

Ben Williams
aspyreapps.com/blog

Adding rotation to your app is one of those things that users often expect, but which can really …

Cocoa Debugging Tip

Tod Cunningham
fivelakesstudio.com

I’m attending my local Ann Arbor CocoaHeads meeting tomorrow, and the topic isObjective Tips.  So I thought I would share a tip.What do you do when you get a crash due to an uncaught exception such as:2013-03-13 13:30:10.186 Picross[43233:1303] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidArgumentException’, reason: ‘-[AppDelegate crash]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xc04de10’*** First throw call stack:(0x355b012 0x32ffe7e 0x35e64bd 0x354abbc 0x354a94e 0x3313663 0x12f54 0x3f0153f 0x3f13014 0x3f042e8 0x3f04450 0x926b5e12 0x9269dcca)libc++abi.dylib: terminate called throwing an exceptionThis can get really frustrating as you need to figure out where in your code it crashed.  Debugger to the rescue.  In the call stack, […]

Got Buttermilk?

Doug Davies
funkyvisions.com

Well… it’s been 6 months since I last posted.  Most of my time has been taken up by selling my old house, building a condo, and moving in.  Now that I’m settled I’ve ramped up Funky Visions projects again.  I’m proud to announce Buttermilk – The Bouncing Baby Goat.  Buttermilk is a goat that took […]

iCanSleep: Mac sleep prevention tool with folder monitoring and source code

Steffen Itterheim
learn-cocos2d.com

I wrote iCanSleep after I couldn’t find a tool that matched my requirements. Both Caffeeine and InsomniaX rubbed me the wrong way – the former does not allow the display to sleep (WTF? Who would want that?) and the latter prevents sleeping altogether (WTF? I can set Energy Saver settings to “Never” myself, thank you). […]

MyMoodTracker for iPad – Now Available

Ben Williams
aspyreapps.com/blog

I’m pleased to announce that after many months of hard work, the iPad edition of MyMoodTracker is now …

Guest post: Pocket Lists sales: $29K in 15 months

Toni Sala
indiedevstories.com

Source: Guest post: Pocket Lists sales: $29K in 15 months – Indie Dev StoriesA year ago I exposed Pocket Lists iPhone app sales figures ($13500 in first 3 months). For today, the overall Pocket Lists sales exceeded $29000. Today, the app (productivity category) brings $2K/month in profit, or $65/day. The app total download counter recently hit 500K, … Continue reading →Source: Guest post: Pocket Lists sales: $29K in 15 months – Indie Dev Stories Indie Dev Stories – Stories from an Independent Games Developer