Monthly Archives: September 2010

Simulating tombstone (suspended state) on Windows Phone 7 emulator

Since Windows Phone 7 doesn’t have multitask, at least for now, Microsoft implemented a Tombstone notion in WP7 apps. It’s basically a suspended state where you receive a notification that it’s going to suspend but there is no guarantee that

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Simulating tombstone (suspended state) on Windows Phone 7 emulator

Since Windows Phone 7 doesn’t have multitask, at least for now, Microsoft implemented a Tombstone notion in WP7 apps. It’s basically a suspended state where you receive a notification that it’s going to suspend but there is no guarantee that

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Another milestone reached, first App sent to Apple Store

Finally and after several weeks locked inside Different Pixel “dungeon” making my engine compatible with iOS, namely with iPhone/iPod touch I submitted today my first App to the Apple Store. The binary didn’t reported any issues so as of 15

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Another milestone reached, first App sent to Apple Store

Finally and after several weeks locked inside Different Pixel “dungeon” making my engine compatible with iOS, namely with iPhone/iPod touch I submitted today my first App to the Apple Store. The binary didn’t reported any issues so as of 15

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iPad launch images support for all orientations

When loading an application on an iPhone or iPad, a launch image can be shown to provide feedback to the user that the application is loading. On the iPhone a Default.png was used, with the iPad we need to anticipate

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iPad launch images support for all orientations

When loading an application on an iPhone or iPad, a launch image can be shown to provide feedback to the user that the application is loading. On the iPhone a Default.png was used, with the iPad we need to anticipate

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Setting OpenGL view for iPhone 4 retina hi resolution

This had me scratching my head for awhile. At first I thought that glGetRenderbufferParameterivOES would properly detect Retina screen at 960×640 but it keeps returning 480×320. A little explanation on Retina screen first. Older devices have 320×480 screen resolution. With

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Setting OpenGL view for iPhone 4 retina hi resolution

This had me scratching my head for awhile. At first I thought that glGetRenderbufferParameterivOES would properly detect Retina screen at 960×640 but it keeps returning 480×320. A little explanation on Retina screen first. Older devices have 320×480 screen resolution. With

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Targetting iOS devices hardware

I decided to compile all iOS devices specs here so we can get a better glimpse on their hardware and what we can expect from them. This covers iPhones, iPod Touches and iPad. iPhone/IPhone 3G – 412 MHz / 128MB

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Targetting iOS devices hardware

I decided to compile all iOS devices specs here so we can get a better glimpse on their hardware and what we can expect from them. This covers iPhones, iPod Touches and iPad. iPhone/IPhone 3G – 412 MHz / 128MB

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