Waiting for approval!

I’ve signed up for the developer program now and have today pushed my app to Apple for review. Getting to this stage was a bit of a task what with all the required certificates and jiggery pokery inside the app to ready it for submission.


Nearing ‘phase 1′ completion!

I say phase 1.. There aren’t any phases.  I’ve planned to try to publish it with basic functionality after I sort out all of the design.

Tonight I finished off the sounds on 3 screens: Animals, Numbers and Colours.  They are all looking pretty much how I want them to and all work good.

I designed the ‘menu’ screen, where you will select which part of the app you want to see.  It looks pretty cracking.  Just have to code it now.  I started to code it but there was some funny business going on and I suspect its due to my tiredness.  So I undone all of my changes that I did after finishing the functionality and saved it for the night.

What did I learn tonight?

  • ALWAYS RELINK YOUR METHODS after making changes.
  • Saying eight has a surprisingly long pause after the ‘eh’ and before the ‘T’. This sounds funny when you play it a few times in quick succession and ends up wits a ‘TTT’ sound.
  • NSInt isnt the same as NSInteger and doesnt appear to be supported in Xcode as I would have liked it to be…
  • Sometimes 3 separate methods might be better than a case statement; more on this as it comes in.

Not a lot of coding done tonight.  Mostly design.  Some coding chat next time.

IBOutlet – I forgot about you!

Mostly just messing around tonight. I decided to try to build a game on the numbers part of my app which will suggest a number to press then tell you if you were correct or not. I think I need to plan more and think about it. Clearly jumping into Xcode with this doesn’t work.

Clearly also, I am having some teething problems with the actual fundamentals of Objective C because I completely forgot to declare my outlets (IBOutlets) which made for a good few minutes of thinking my code was wrong. It wasn’t wrong, just wasn’t complete.

So next time I get round to coding/spending time on this, I’m going to record all the sounds for the numbers and the animals and get all that part working, then tidy up the overall design of the iPhone app.

I will probably redesign for iPad also once I finish getting the sounds code all working, which should only take one or two more coding sessions (which will be mostly recording and sound editing).

Should be submitting to the App Store before long!

A late start

A bit of a late start to documenting my journey in iPhone coding.  Most of my time lately has been spent thinking about what to do next on my app.

Currently I have an app with big buttons with colours which, when pressed say the colour out loud.  I’ve added on a different screen do do a similar thing with numbers, but I’m toying with the idea of making this into a game also.  A game of ‘I say a number and you press it’ or ‘I say a number and you choose two or however many to make that amount…’.  Watch this space..

I’ll be posting my frustrations here and some code snippets which may help beginners as I haven’t had a lot of luck finding documentation for a few things so far.

The best tip I can give so far is to get yourself acquainted with the Apple documentation which (i think) comes bundled with Xcode.  Also, get yourself an idea and build on it.