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iOS 7 Feast Giveaway Winners!

Check out the winners for our massive iOS 7 feast giveaway, with a grand prize of over $4,000 in value!


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iOS 7 Feast Giveaway

This past month we’ve released a ton of great iOS 7 tutorials during the iOS 7 Feast, but all good things must come to an end.

And for the iOS 7 Feast, we’re going to have a particularly sweet ending. :]

It’s time to announce the winners of the iOS 7 Feast giveaway, where the grand prize winner gets a huge prize pack of over $4,000 in value!

Here’s the full list of prizes (is your mouth watering yet?):

Coding Tools

  1. AppCode Personal License ($99 value): An intelligent Objective-C IDE that helps iOS/OSX developers create outstanding apps with ease and pleasure.
  2. DeployMate ($20 value): DeployMate helps you identify unavailable, deprecated, and obsolete API usage in your Xcode projects. Mentioned in our Supporting Multiple iOS Versions and Devices tutorial!
  3. Spark Inspector ($40 value): Monitor, understand, and experiment with your app structure at a glance with Spark Inspector. You have to see it to believe it!
  4. Tower Git ($60 value): The most powerful Git client for your Mac.

App Sales Monitoring Tools

  1. AppViz 3 ($49 value): Get a 1-year subscription and early beta access to the best tool for monitoring your iOS and Mac App Store sales.

Design and Mockup Tools

  1. Briefs ($199 value): The essential app design and mockup tool for a professional design workflow.
  2. Paint Code ($100 value): PaintCode is a vector drawing app that generates Objective-C code in real time. Mentioned in our PaintCode tutorial series!
  3. Spectrum ($20 value): Intuitively design beautiful color schemes on your Mac.
  4. xScope ($30 value): Eight tools in one that will help any designer or developer do their job faster and produce more accurate results. Ideal for measuring, aligning, and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts.

Image Editors

  1. Acorn ($50 value): An easy to use Mac image editor, designed for humans. With a ton of new features and refinements, you will make beautiful images in Acorn!
  2. Pixelmator ($15 value): An inspiring, easy-to-use, beautifully designed image editor built to help you create stunning new images and edit your existing photos.

Game Tools

  1. Glyph Designer ($40 value): Design beautiful fonts for your iOS games.
  2. Particle Designer 2.0 Indie License ($60 value): Create amazing particle systems for your games with a visual editor. Now 100% redesigned, and soon-to-be fully Sprite Kit compatible!
  3. Texture Packer ($39 value): The sprite sheet creator that turns chaos into order!
  4. PhysicsEditor ($19 value): Edit your physics shapes with ease!

iOS Controls

  1. ShinobiCharts Standard ($395 value): Bring your app’s data to life with these professional chart components.
  2. ShinobiGrids Standard ($395 value): Powerful data grids you can add into your iOS apps.
  3. ShinobiEssentials ($195 value): A kit of popular UI controls you can add to your apps like carousels, overlay panels, progress indicators, and more.

Conference Tickets

  1. CocoaConf ($800 value): A free ticket to any CocoaConf event in 2013 or 2014 – plus the pre-conference workshop!
  2. 360iDev ($800 value): A free ticket to 360iDev in 2014 – also includes the pre-conference workshop!

PDF Books and Starter Kits

  1. iOS Games by Tutorials ($54 value): Learn how to make iOS games using Apple’s brand new 2D game framework: Sprite Kit!
  2. iOS 7 by Tutorials ($54 value): Learn about the new APIs that were introduced in iOS 7 like Text Kit, UIKit Dynamics, and NSURLSession.
  3. iOS 6 by Tutorials ($44 value): Learn about the new APIs that were introduced in iOS 6 like Auto Layout, Collection Views, and Passbook. Still relevant in iOS 7!
  4. iOS 5 by Tutorials ($24 value): Learn about the new APIs that were introduced in iOS 5 like ARC, Storyboards, and Core Image. Still relevant in iOS 7!
  5. The iOS Apprentice Series ($72 value): Learn how to make iPhone and iPad apps via epic length tutorials – for complete beginners!
  6. Monster iOS ($25 value): A great introduction to making apps – with a side dish of vampires!
  7. Space Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a full side-scrolling space game with Cocos2D!
  8. Platformer Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a Mario-like platformer game with Cocos2D!
  9. Beat ‘Em Up Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a pixel art beat ’em up game with Cocos2D!

Print Books

  1. Effective Objective-C ($45 value): Tutorial Team member Matt Galloway recently wrote an awesome book on getting the most of your Objective-C code – and the grand prize winner gets a copy!
  2. Advance Print Copy of iOS Games by Tutorials ($54 value): Right now we only sell the PDF version of iOS Games by Tutorials, but later this year we’ll be making a print version. We’ll send the grand prize winner the first copy of the book printed!
  3. Advance Print Copy of iOS 7 by Tutorials ($54 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of iOS 7 by Tutorials when it’s ready!
  4. Advance Print Copy of The iOS Apprentice Series ($72 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of the iOS Apprentice series when it’s ready!

Bonus Loot

  1. raywenderlich.com T-shirt ($25 value): Sport a stylish black t-shirt with a colorful mosaic iPhone design!
  2. Plus… cold hard cash for a new iPhone 5 S! ($199 value)

Once again, a huge thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the iOS 7 Feast! These are all amazing resources for developers that we hand-picked and highly recommend.

In addition to the grand prize winner who gets all of the above, we have a bunch of other prizes to give away too – 50 prizes in total!

Drum Roll Please…

And the lucky winners are…

And the 1 grand prize winner who will get the huge prize pack giveaway of over $3,000 in value is… wait for it…

Epic Grin

John Olson (@john__olson on Twitter)!

Huge congrats to John and everyone else who won a prize! :]

How Can I Get My Prize?

If you are one of the lucky winners please contact me w/ your Twitter username so I can arrange your prizes to be sent to you.

I will also send you a tweet to let you know you are a winner just in case you don’t see this post.

You have 48 hours to email me in order to claim your prize. If you don’t, we will unfortunately have to give your prize away to someone else. If you missed the window sorry – better luck next time!

Already have a prize? If you won something you already have, no problem – you are welcome to exchange it for a free PDF book from our site, and we will give the prize to someone else.

Also note to receive a physical prize (like a magnet set) you must be based in the US.

Unclaimed Prizes

As explained above, there is a chance that some of the prizes may go unclaimed (especially with so many winners!)

So, after 48 hours, if there are any unclaimed prizes, I will give them away to forum members who post a comment on this thread. The prizes will be given away in order from those with the most overall posts on the raywenderlich.com forums to those with the least posts, in order to reward regular forum members.

So if you want one last shot at winning, just post on this thread and who knows, you might get lucky and win an unclaimed prize! :]

And That’s a Wrap!

And that concludes the iOS 7 Feast, we hope you all enjoyed it and got fat and happy along the way!

Congrats to all of the prize winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who supported us by purchasing iOS 7 and iOS Games by Tutorials, retweeting our posts, or recommending our site. You are what makes all of this hard work possible!

Thank you all again, and we’re now back to your regularly scheduled programming at raywenderlich.com!

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