Creating iPhone Icons With GIMP

Posted on September 14, 2010

One of the nice things about Lucky developing for the iPhone is that it’s pretty easy to conform to the standard look in your app icons. The rounded corners are automatically applied, and unless you go out of your way to prevent it, a “gloss” is applied to the top of iPhone icons when they are displayed on the device. The result of these automatic transformations is that the standard iPhone app look is pretty easy to achiev...

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The iPhone Developer Community

Posted on July 4, 2010

Being an independent iPhone developer is Learned great, but it comes with some limitations that larger software shops aren’t as constrained by. In particular, time is a resource that is always in short supply. I’m the developer, designer, and support line for Daze End Software, and unfortunately, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get done everything that I’d like to do. So it’s nice that there’s a ...

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Lessons Learned in iPhone Localization

Posted on February 21, 2010

As a native of a relatively typical middle-American town, it’s easy to forget that most of the world doesn’t speak English. The iPhone is an international phenomenon though, and millions of its users either don’t speak English or don’t speak English as their first language. Even though language may separate de us, the intimate relationship that people have with their iPhone is universal. iPhones go everywhere with their ...

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App Store B is Dead

Posted on January 1, 2010

For this post to make any sense, wholesale nfl jerseys you’ll need to have already read Marco Arment’s article about the two App Stores. If you haven’t read it, please read it now. It’s a pretty good analysis of the pressures facing iPhone developers. Ok, now that you’re up to speed, here’s the thing: App Store B is dead. It doesn’t exist. At least it doesn’t anymore. The path to success using an ...

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