Tutorials

Readers’ App Reviews – April 2013

Readers’ App Reviews – April 2013

Just because Apple didn’t announce anything this month, that didn’t stop you guys! There were a ton of apps submitted this month. Keep reading for some app reviews for awesome apps made by your fellow readers!

Ryan Poolos Ryan Poolos
  • Review
Core Graphics Tutorial: Curves and Layers

Core Graphics Tutorial: Curves and Layers

In this tutorial, you will learn the Core Graphics drawing model and how it dictates the order in the order that you draw your shapes. You’ll also learn how to draw Quadratic and Bezier curves as well as applying transforms to existing shapes. Finally, you’ll use Core Graphics layers to clone your drawings with the ease and style of a James Bond super-villian.

Brian Moakley
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
Core Graphics Tutorial: Patterns

Core Graphics Tutorial: Patterns

In this Core Graphics tutorial, you’re going to learn how to recreate a “grip” background pattern that is popular in many apps today. You know you’ve seen it out there – and you must admit, it looks pretty cool!

Ray Wenderlich
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
Core Graphics Tutorial: Glossy Buttons

Core Graphics Tutorial: Glossy Buttons

In this Core Graphics tutorial, you’re going to tackle a different practical example – how to customize a UIButton. In the process, you’ll learn how to draw rounded rects, how to easily tint your Core Graphics drawings, and reinforce some of the concepts you’ve already covered.

Ray Wenderlich
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
Core Graphics Tutorial: Arcs and Paths

Core Graphics Tutorial: Arcs and Paths

In this article, you’ll finally finish up your table view by adding the footer, and adding some finishing touches. You’ll also learn about drawing arcs and working more with clipping and paths along the way!

Ray Wenderlich
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
Core Graphics Tutorial: Shadows and Gloss

Core Graphics Tutorial: Shadows and Gloss

In this article, you’ll move on to customizing the header for the table. Along the way, you’ll solidify some of your existing knowledge, and learn how to draw shadows and gloss effects!

Ray Wenderlich
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
How To Make a Letter / Word Game with UIKit: Part 2/3

How To Make a Letter / Word Game with UIKit: Part 2/3

In this second part of the tutorial series, you’ll aim for developing a fully playable version of the game. When you’re finished, the user will be able to drag the tiles and drop them on the correct targets, where they will “stick” to the spot.

Marin Todorov
  • iOS
  • Gaming
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
How To Make a Letter / Word Game with UIKit: Part 1/3

How To Make a Letter / Word Game with UIKit: Part 1/3

This 3-part tutorial series will guide you through the process of building a board game for the iPad, where you create words with letters. You’ll also learn about best practices for creating solid, modular iOS apps. And as a bonus, you’ll get a crash course in audio-visual effects with UIKit!

Marin Todorov
  • iOS
  • Gaming
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
How to Create a Slide-Out Navigation Panel

How to Create a Slide-Out Navigation Panel

The slide-out design pattern lets developers add permanent navigation to their apps without taking up valuable screen real estate. In this tutorial, you’ll see that it’s really not as complicated as you might think.

Tammy Coron Tammy Coron
  • iOS
  • Skill: Skill Level: Hard
Giveaway Results: iOS Game Starter Kit Bundle

Giveaway Results: iOS Game Starter Kit Bundle

To celebrate the launch of our two new starter kits, we had a special giveaway – one random winner, and one “most active forum member” winner. Now it’s time to announce the results – keep reading to see who won!

Ray Wenderlich
  • Announcements
Page 33 of 58« FirstLast »

Other Items of Interest

Ray's Monthly Newsletter

Sign up to receive a monthly newsletter with my favorite dev links, and receive a free epic-length tutorial as a bonus!

Advertise with Us!

Vote for Our Next Tutorial!

Every week, we alternate between Gaming and Non-Gaming tutorial votes. This week: Non-Gaming!

    Loading ... Loading ...

Last week's winner: How to Make a Simple 2D Game with Metal.

Suggest a Tutorial - Past Results

Hang Out With Us!

Every month, we have a free live Tech Talk - come hang out with us!


Coming up in October: Xcode 6 Tips and Tricks!

Sign Up - October

Our Books

Our Team

Tutorial Team

  • Tammy Coron

... 53 total!

Update Team

... 14 total!

Editorial Team

  • Matt Galloway

... 22 total!

Code Team

  • Orta Therox

... 3 total!

Subject Matter Experts

  • Richard Casey

... 4 total!