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iPhone Application Design Checklist

iPhone applications are complex, and it’s important to keep your eye on both the style and the function of your product. When you inspect your application, check these aspects: [more…]

Metadata Checklist for Creating iPhone Applications

For an iPhone application to function, it needs to check all the boxes for metadata. Follow these rules to make your metadata functional and helpful: [more…]

iPhone Application Name Checklist

Even if you have a great iPhone application idea, you need a great name that sells it. Follow a few simple rules to make your name memorable and successful: [more…]

Checklist for Making Screen Shots of Your iPhone Applications

In the Apple store, you need to communicate the function and elegance of your application with smartly selected graphics. You can submit up to five screen shots for your listing. Follow these steps to [more…]

Localization Checklist for Creating iPhone Applications

An iPhone application may be designed in one country and distributed in many. For maximum sales, you need to consider the language and cultural preferences of every country where you hope to make sales [more…]

Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Make developing iPhone applications easier, more fun, and more rewarding with some simple guidelines for planning, creating, and distributing your work. These checklists will keep you on the path to a [more…]

When to Use Subclassing in iPhone App Development

Subclassing is one of the mechanisms you use to customize behaviors while you're developing your iPhone application. Subclassing involves two stages: (1) creating a new class, called a subclass, that inherits [more…]

Knowing the Target-Action Patterns for iPhone App Development

Following are the Target-Action patterns that you use when programming iPhone applications. You generally will specify the target as the view controller [more…]

How to Supply Information for Your iPad App to the App Store

Apple is very strict about the App Store. Actually uploading your iPad application to the App Store is pretty easy. The hard part is collecting all the little bits of information about your iPad app that [more…]

How to Avoid Getting Your iPad App Rejected

To avoid having your iPad app rejected by Apple, read the documentation, steer away from Apple trademarks and images, and stay away from content that's questionable in any legal sense. These kinds of things [more…]

Tracking the Success of Your iPad App

The App Store is the place to list your iPad apps. Marketing those apps so that people will buy them, however, is entirely up to you. The App Store is right at your iPad customers' fingertips. [more…]

Keeping a Close Eye on BlackBerry App Callbacks

Your BlackBerry application uses callbacks to allow the smartphone's OS to call into your application for specific operations. Your BlackBerry application itself likely employs callbacks to allow the threads [more…]

Matching BlackBerry JDE, Simulator, and Device Versions

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) is available in several versions. The version number of the JDE is directly related to the version of the OS running on the smartphones where your app [more…]

Implementing Basic Java Application Classes for a BlackBerry App

Your BlackBerry application starts off from a blank slate. The Java Development Environment (JDE) creates an empty workspace, and you will add a project and Java source files. You need to implement subclasses [more…]

BlackBerry Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You need creativity, Java programming skills, and patience to implement, refine, and deliver your BlackBerry application. Your BlackBerry application development efforts require you to come to grips with [more…]

Setting Up a Nib for your iPhone or iPad

Nib files end in .xib and are used in Interface Builder to construct the screens of your game application for your iPhone or iPad.

To start building a nib file, double-click it in Xcode to open the file [more…]

How to Join the Apple Developer Program

To run your app on a real iPad or get a chance to profile your app in the App Store, you have to enroll in either the Standard or Enterprise version of the iPhone Developer Program. The iPhone Developer [more…]

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…]

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