Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry…and that’s Apple." As Verizon finally and officially announce the partnership between Apple and Verizon for the iPhone. At a press conference in New York City today, Verizon said it will soon begin selling Apple’s iPhone. The device will be available on its network starting in early February, COO Lowell McAdam said. It’s the same iPhone 4 that AT&T currently sells except that it connects to the CDMA network instead of GSM. While Steve Jobs did not join McAdam on stage for the announcement, Apple COO Tim Cook did. He told the gathering of press that Apple is "very excited to bring the iPhone to Verizon’s 93 million customers and new customers who want to use the iPhone 4 on Verizon." Speculation that a Verizon iPhone announcement was coming today had been rampant following a press invitation from the carrier announcing a… Read More »Verizon iPhone Official Announcement
So here i am reading up on how the cocoa touch framework doesn’t have support for working with xml too easily and its not an easy task to undertake in manually parsing a soap xml… when along comes something so amazing i may have wee’d my pants a little. Behold http://sudzc.com SudzC is an amazingly helpful website where you simply pass it a url to an asmx or upload a wsdl file, it spits you out a fully fledged example project along with reference documentation and the source code you’ll need to include to make webservice communication as easy as… Important stuff is the: [service … line and the Completed action (or event in .net speak) it returns. I simply just spat some stuff out to the log to see some results. What’s is awesome and worth mentioning (again) is what is in ws.iPhone.zip\Source\Examples. From within the zip you get… Read More »Part 4: Talking to an asmx web service – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
Just going through some early podcast videos from the Cocoa Touch Netcast www.cocoatouchnetcast.com (search cocoatouch netcast in the itunes store). The first video is good going off the back of the videos mentioned in my last post. The 2nd video ep 2: Slider is also helpful. It clearly explains Class inheritance (a class is your code, classes can be inherited from super classes bringing with it certain functionality), actions and outlets (the way which the UI interacts back and forth with the code) and a good demo of a basic slider control flinging left to right adjusting with it the text in a label of the sliders current position. A good hello world (without the text hello world). Have a good pause at 11mins into it for a good screen explaining actions and outlets. [ViewController] outlet -> points to label action -> references a slider’s event So the code in… Read More »Part 2: Nappies and training wheels – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
What is this? A series of blog posts about a staff member at InteractiveWebs (.net developer since .net went 1.0) taking on the challenge of transitioning to iPhone and iPad development. Brief context: Every day we live with "Object not set to an instance of an object" or "modify the web.config" this or "I’m not a xaml designer" that. Hang on a second, if I am frustrated by using Microsoft technology well developing for it is equally frustrating. But if using Apple technology is the equivalent to geek crack, then I wonder if developing for Apple and its devices are an equally enjoyable experience. Where am I at? Had a play with Monotouch http://monotouch.net and it seems like a logical step for someone like me. However it did dawn on me that I’m trying to move away from the .net way of life so in a way monotouch seems a… Read More »Part 1: Baby steps – A .net developer learns objective-c for iPhone iPad
Thanks to www.engadget.com – almost as good as being there! “iBooks. We are bringing it to the iPhone with the iPhone 4." "We’ll have it on the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch. What can we do with these together? First, you can purchase and download a book. It will download wirelessly. You can download the same book to all your devices at no extra charge. Buy it on your iPad, download to your iPhone. And iBooks will automatically and wirelessly sync your current place, all your bookmarks, and all your notes." No extra charge? We’ll take it. With notes able to be added!
Thanks to www.engadget.com at WWDC 10:36AM "Second one, this is a biggie. Something we call the Retina Display. What’s that? In any display there are pixels. We dramtically increased the pixel density, Four times the amount." 10:37AM "Why is that important? Let’s say we want to draw the letter A — as you can see, we can get far more precision. And we play all sorts of tricks." He’s showing anti aliasing. 10:37AM "Because we have four times as many pixels, we get really, really sharp text. Now the retina display as 326 pixels per inch." Wow.
Thanks to the www.engadget.com blog. 10:34AM "Now because there have been photos around, people have asked ‘what’s this’" The lines! 10:34AM "Bottom, mic, top, headset jack, noise cancellation mic…" 10:33AM "Here are the volume controls… we have a front facing camera, micro SIM tray, camera and LED flash on the back…" 10:33AM "As a matter of fact, it is the thinnest smartphone on the planet." 10:33AM "It is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS." 10:33AM "And it’s really thin. This is the new iPhone 4."