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With Apple’s recent announcement of the new iPhone along with the advent of the iPad, the floodgates of interest in programming apps have swung wide open. There is an astonishing surge of excitement toward learning how to program for the iPhone and iPad. How easy is it for an absolute beginner to create apps for a device as sweet as the iPhone or as sexy as the iPad? Great news: The most downloaded apps are not complex. The most popular apps are simple, common-sense tools for life…like Read More
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Me? An iPhone Game Developer?!

May 3, 2010 8:00:00 AM

Here’s a secret: Anybody can learn the skills necessary to make remarkable iPhone games. Yes, yes, yes! The title “game developer” is no longer limited to engineers. Although it might sound like rocket science at first, the truth is that anyone can build a nifty iPhone game with rockets in it, along with spectacular space explosions, out-of-this-world sounds, and evil aliens. There are many reasons for this. For one, the iPhone platform has drastically changed the landscape of Read More
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Games! ... on the BlackBerry?

Apr 5, 2010 8:00:00 AM

The BlackBerry smartphone series has enjoyed a decade of success. Despite the arrival of the iPhone, BlackBerry’s market share is still growing. It’s the second most popular smartphone line in the world after Nokia. More than 50 million BlackBerry handsets have been sold worldwide. With such a large number of BlackBerry gadgets in the hands of users, developing on the BlackBerry has major advantages. Expert software game developers and co-authors of "Learn BlackBerry Games Development," Read More
Posted in Book News By Lisa Lau
Today’s world of computing continues to become increasingly personal and more accessible. At the forefront of this development are handheld devices capable of general-purpose computing. Mobile phones are no longer just for talking—they can carry data and video. Offering Internet services over mobile devices dates back to the mid-1990s and the Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML). However, only in recent years have phones capable of Internet access taken off. Now, thanks to trends like Read More

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Posted in Book News By Lisa Lau
Yes, there’s money to be made in the App Store and everyone wants in on the action. More than 40 million iPhone and iPod Touch users have downloaded more than 1 billion apps through Apple’s iTunes App Store. With stats like that, it’s easier than ever to make money in the App Store, right? Think again. According to Apple, roughly 8,500 new apps and updates to existing apps are submitted each week to the Apple app review team. In this crowded marketplace, it’s increasingly difficult Read More
Posted in Book News By Lisa Lau
A big risk for businesses and software developers is backing and learning technologies that could quickly become obsolete. There is no crystal ball predicting what the future in computer development holds. But looking at current employment trends among computer developers can help shed some light on which technologies remain viable and valuable during these economic times. In Apress’s latest book "Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010," author and Microsoft C# MVP Alex Mackey Read More
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Looking for inspiration to create a killer iPhone app? Apress’s latest book, "iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects," is all about building apps with good design, parsimonious code, and aesthetic appeal. Learn hard-won lessons straight from the 2009 winners of the Apple Design Awards (ADAs) for the iPhone. Directly from a series of interviews with the leading developers of ubiquitous iPhone apps such as Tweetie, Facebook, Topple 2, foursquare, AccuTerra, Exit Strategy NYC Subway Map, Read More
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The iPhone is an ever-expanding frontier. Since the first release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) in March 2008, Apple has actively improved it and added new functionality. Apress has just released "More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling iPhone SDK 3," their latest book digging deeper into Apple’s SDK. Authors Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche cover topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application Read More
Posted in Book News By Lisa Lau