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How to Create an Xcode Project for an iPad App

To develop an iPad app (or an app for the iPhone or any other Mac device), you work in what's called an Xcode project. So, time to fire your own Xcode project up. [more…]

How to Customize Xcode for Your iPad App

Xcode gives you options galore when it comes to creating an iPad app; you probably won't customize much of Xcode until you have a bit more programming experience under your belt, but a few customization [more…]

How to Follow the Distribution and Development Processes for Your iPad App

When you create an iPad app, you have to go through two processes: one for development and one for distribution. Both processes produce different (but similarly named) certificates and profiles. The [more…]

How to Create an Apple Development Provisioning Profile and Development Certificate

To run an app on the iPad, you must have a Provisioning Profile installed on your iPad, as well as a Development Certificate on your Mac. The whole point of the Development Provisioning Assistant is to [more…]

How to Provision Your iPad App for the App Store

To get the iPad app you design into Apple's App Store, you need to provision it. To provision your iPad application, you start at the Provisioning Portal. [more…]

How to Use Frameworks in Your iPad App

A framework offers common code that provides generic functionality. The iPhone OS for the iPad provides a set of frameworks for incorporating technologies, services, and features into your apps. For example [more…]

How to Control the View in Your iPad App

When creating your iPad app, you need to include code that controls the view in that app. The following example iPad app is designed to display words scrolling down the screen. After opening the [more…]

How to Set Up User Preference Settings in Your iPad App

You can set preferences for iPad applications, which are application-specific settings used to configure the behavior or appearance of your iPad app. You can create and save preference settings in your [more…]

How to Add Outlets to a Modal View Controller in Your iPad App

Before using Interface Builder to create the elements for the Modal view of your iPad app, you should first put outlets in your app's code that will connect your methods to the Interface Builder interface [more…]

How to Add Methods to a Modal View Controller in Your iPad App

If your iPad app has a Modal view, you need to add methods to the SettingsViewController.m(implementation) file. These methods manage the iPad app's Modal view and perform any user-input actions. [more…]

How the In App Purchase Feature Works with Your iPad App

Apple offers the In App Purchase feature, which enables the app users to purchase virtual items directly from inside the app. If you're developing a game app with multiple levels or environments, or virtual [more…]

How to Become an Apple Registered Developer

If you want to submit iPad apps to Apple, you must become an Apple Registered Developer and obtain your Apple ID. If you don't want to join the Developer Program right away, you can register first for [more…]

Understanding Graph API — or Facebook Development — Syntax

Understanding the basic syntax of Facebook's Graph API is all you need to get started in Facebook development. Graph API's simple syntax is this: [more…]

Computer Programming Branching Statements

Most programming languages can make decisions based on the data you provide. Instead of performing the same tasks the same number of times, branching statements create a program that reads your data and [more…]

Computer Programming Looping Statements

Programs can automatically repeat subroutines and subprograms based on these looping statements. They can repeat a number of times, count a set of items and repeat for each item, or repeat as long as an [more…]

Programming Compilers and Interpreters

Programming requires special tools to convert your written program to the technical language that your computer understands. Depending on the programming language, you need either a compiler or an interpreter [more…]

Beginning Programming All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're just getting started writing computer programs, you need to learn programming branching and looping statements to perform the specific jobs you need for an effective program. Keeping a list of [more…]

Oracle PL/SQL Syntax Examples

After all the parts are in place and you've established the Oracle environment, you can start working with PL/SQL. Study this chart, which shows some basic PL/SQL syntax you need to know to control what [more…]

Oracle PL/SQL Code Samples

When programming PL/SQL, you want to structure the code so that it does what it is supposed to and, if changes are necessary, you can easily see where they’re needed. After all, your goal is well-written [more…]

Oracle PL/SQL For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Need to get up to speed on PL/SQL programming? To effectively use the PL/SQL programming language in the Oracle database environment, take a look at some PL/SQL models for using fundamental syntax and [more…]

What Is the Windows Phone Emulator?

Use the Windows Phone Emulator to see how your app executes and debug it before you put it in the marketplace. The Windows Phone Emulator is a high-fidelity and high-performance virtualization environment [more…]

Downloading Tools to Develop Apps for Windows Phone 7

To begin developing apps for Windows Phone 7, you need some basic tools. Luckily, Microsoft's App Hub is all about Windows Phone 7. Follow these steps, using the PC you plan to use for development: [more…]

Windows Phone 7 Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you have a great new idea for an app that will run on Windows Phone 7, start by downloading the free Windows Phone Developer Tools from the Microsoft website. The process takes a look at what you have [more…]

Notable Changes in HTML5

The HTML language is actually only one part of a much bigger picture that is HTML5. In truth, HTML5 is the integration of several different technologies [more…]

Web Browser Support for HTML5

If you're writing HTML5 code, you need to view your web pages in a web browser that interprets HTML5 correctly. The problem is that HTML5 isn't just one specification but a number of different standards [more…]

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