Jorge Costa and Orlando Pereira
Jorge Costa and Orlando Pereira are two Portuguese web and mobile developers. They both graduated in Informatics Engineering at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Currently, they have several projects together, in the fields of mobile and heterogeneous computing, namely using iOS frameworks and devices.
Tutorials
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    Writing Elegant and Readable Code0s8e2e preview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, we will give you nine practical techniques for writing elegant and readable code. We won't be talking about specific architectures, languages, or platforms. The focus lies on writing better code. Let's get started.Read More…
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    Build Missile Command with Sprite Kit: User Interaction0t64d preview image@2x
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    In the previous tutorial, we laid the foundation of our Missile Command game by creating the project, setting up the single-player scene, and adding user interaction. In this tutorial, you'll expand the game experience by adding a multi-player mode as well as physics, collisions, and explosions.Read More…
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    Build Missile Command with Sprite Kit: Project Setup0t64d preview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Apple's Sprite Kit framework to recreate a Missile Command game for the iPad. Along the way, you'll learn more about several core concepts such as, sprites, touches, physics, collisions, and explosions. The goal of the second tutorial is to add physics, collisions, and explosions. The second tutorial also expands the game experience by adding a multi-player mode.Read More…
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    iOS SDK: Build a Facts Game - Game LogicJquery cover 200
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    Welcome back to the third and final section of our Facts Game with Sprite Kit tutorial series. This tutorial will teach you how to use the Sprite Kit framework to create a question-based facts game. It is designed for both novice and advanced users. Along the way, you will apply the Sprite Kit core.Read More…
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    iOS SDK: Build a Facts Game - Interface CreationJquery cover 200
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    This tutorial will teach you how to use the Sprite Kit framework to create a question-based Facts game. It is designed for both novice and advanced users. Along the way, you will apply the Sprite Kit core. The Facts Game tutorials are divided into three parts in order to completely cover each section. After this three part tutorial, the readers will be able to create a simple question-and-answer tap game featuring sounds, animations, menus, rules, timers, and UIKit interaction.Read More…
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    iOS SDK: Build a Facts Game - Project SetupJquery cover 200
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    This tutorial will teach you how to use the Sprite Kit framework to create a question-based facts game. It is designed for both novice and advanced users. Along the way, you will apply the Sprite Kit core. The Facts Game series is divided into three tutorials in order to completely cover each topic.Read More…
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    iOS 7 SDK: iBeacons GameIcon ios7 v3
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    This tutorial will guide you through the new iBeacons technology. In order to explain this technology in an interesting manner, you will create a "hot and cold" app in this tutorial. The app will analyze the beacon region and inform you accordingly.Read More…
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    iOS 7 SDK: Core Bluetooth - Practical LessonIcon ios7 v3
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    The Core Bluetooth (CB) framework provides the resources your iOS apps need to communicate with devices that are equipped with Bluetooth low energy (BTLE) technology. This tutorial will guide you through the evolution of CB from iOS 5 to iOS 7. Additionally, you will learn how to configure a Core Bluetooth central and peripheral, how to communicate between them, and inherent best programming practices when working with CB.Read More…
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    iOS 7 SDK: Core Bluetooth - Theoretical OverviewIcon ios7 v3
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    The Core Bluetooth (CB) framework provides the necessary resources for iOS apps to communicate with devices that are equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy technology (BTLE). This tutorial will guide you through the evolution of CB from iOS 5 to iOS 7. Additionally, you will learn how to configure a Core Bluetooth central and peripheral, how to communicate between them, and some best programming practices.Read More…
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    iOS 7 SDK: Background Transfer ServiceIcon ios7 v3
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    This tutorial will show you how to use the background transfer service, a Multitasking API provided by iOS 7. I'll teach you how to create an app that will download a file without the application in the foreground. Once the file fully downloads, a notification message will pop-up. Continue reading to create this service!Read More…
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    iOS 7 SDK: Working with Background FetchIcon ios7 v3
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    This tutorial will teach you how to use Background Fetch, a multitasking API provided with the iOS 7 SDK. To do so, we'll create a simple list of delicious dishes that are automatically fetched in the background. Read on!Read More…
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    Working with SKTransitionIcon ios7
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    This tutorial will teach you to combine UIKit views and the SKTransition class to create beautiful, custom transitions between different SKScenes. Read on!Read More…