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It’s in magazines and newspapers. It’s on television and radio. It’s on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look (except for Apple stores, where it’s likely still sold out). It’s the iPad! Selling three million units in the first 80 days, this hot new touchscreen tablet from Apple is a runaway hit. Every iPhone and iPod Touch app developer looking to take the next step is moving into the iPad arena. Right now there are more than 200,000 apps in the App Store. With Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

Your New iPad

Jun 1, 2010 8:01:01 AM

The iPad is sleek and powerful, but most remarkably, it’s much more than just a big iPhone. The iPad has so many different functions: It can be used for reading, surfing the web, listening to music, sending email, watching TV and movies, getting work done, staying organized, and much more. And with the surge in iPad apps available on Apple’s iTunes App store, even more possibilities abound. What’s the best way to learn all the nuts and bolts and ins and outs of this dynamic and Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
Apress today announced "iPad Made Simple," a new book that spearheads their new series called "Made Simple." Apress has acquired the "Made Simple" Series line of books from Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of BlackBerry, iPhone, and other Smartphone training videos and books. The "Made Simple" Series is a collection of fun and easy-to-follow guides on particular mobile devices. The devices covered in Apress’s "Made Simple" Series include the Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, Read More
Filed under: Company News by Lisa Lau
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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

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
Filed under: 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
Filed under: 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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau