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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…]

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…]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Mobile Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) along with JavaScript allows you to create sites adapted for the emerging mobile-technology market. These technologies have advanced [more…]

Mastering Common Tasks of Android App Development

Android app development involves many tasks, including designing and building the core of your application; determining user interface components; and, importantly, making your Android app commercially [more…]

Android: Using the Eclipse IDE for Java Development

Nowadays, software tool developers use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for easier Java development. The most widely accepted IDE among Java developers is Eclipse. This table gives you quick [more…]

Android 3 SDK Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Android is an open source, Linux- and Java-based, software framework for mobile and portable devices. The Android operating system has a well-designed Java-based SDK to make developing apps straightforward [more…]

App Store Submission Checklist

Forgetting items from the submission you make to the Android Market or Apple App Store will lead to rejection. Prepare your app-store submission by ensuring that you have included each of the items on [more…]

Flash Professional Keyboard Shortcuts

Although you can accomplish every task in Flash Professional by using the mouse and the application bar menu, using keyboard shortcuts can help you work faster. Here are some of the most useful keyboard [more…]

Flash Builder Keyboard Shortcuts

As you develop mobile apps for Flash, you'll find that Flash Builder is much easier to work with when you use the little-known shortcuts hidden inside this powerful development tool. Here are the most [more…]

Flash Mobile Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe Flash Builder enable you to create mobile applications that can run on Android and iOS devices. By creating your application as a Flash application, you can use rich [more…]

Commonly Used Code in Android Application Development

"My app needs a broadcast receiver. Can someone remind me how I can code a broadcast receiver? And while you're at it, how does an activity return a result? Oh, heck. Where can I find all that stuff quickly [more…]

iPhone App Development: Understanding View Controller Methods

iPhone Application Developers struggle with knowing what view controller methods to use, and when. Picking the wrong method to refresh your user interface can result in an iPhone app that disappoints the [more…]

Navigating the Xcode Workspace Window for iPhone App Development

Xcode is essential for iPhone app development. And command central for Xcode is the Workspace window, where you perform all the tasks you need to do to develop your iPhone app. The Workspace window consists [more…]

Accessing the Best of WinRT with WinJS

The best bits of WinRT can be accessed from JavaScript thanks to WinJS — a new library for Windows 8 programming from Microsoft. The WinJS library gives HTML5 programmers the ability to get to all of the [more…]

Links to Cool Windows 8 Application Development Stuff

In Windows 8, Links to Cool Stuff is a way of life. Here is where, at least at the time of writing, you can get what you need for Windows 8 application development. [more…]


WinRT is the way to get to devices running Windows Store apps programmatically. It is an object-oriented, well-structured application programming interface [more…]

Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Windows 8 is a new way of looking at development on the Microsoft platform. Building apps for the Windows Store with Visual Studio 2012 is different from what longtime Microsoft developers are used to. [more…]

Android Game Design Preparation

Before you begin developing an Android game, it pays to be prepared. You need to answer the following questions before you begin programming your game: [more…]

Common Android Game Development Tasks

In the process of developing Android games, you'll perform a few common tasks over and over. If these tasks aren't already automatic for you, keep them handy. [more…]


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