Core Bluetooth for iOS 6
Core Bluetooth was introduced for the first time in iOS 5 to allow iOS devices to consume data provided by devices used in healthcare, sport/fitness, security, automation, entertainment, proximity and so on. In iOS 6.0, this API was extended to allow also iOS devices to serve data.
The Core Bluetooth API is based on the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) specifications. This framework takes care of all the details of the Bluetooth LE standard. However, it is designed to provide developers with the necessary level of control.
We are sponsoring the iOSDevCamp 2011 that will be held in San Jose this week (July 15-17). Please, follow this link for more information.
Core Animation Part V: Keyframe Animations
Let’s continue with this tutorial on Core Animation. It’s time to go with the keyframe animations.
Keyframe animations are represented by the class
CAKeyframeAnimation. They provide you with more precise control on your animations. While for a basic animation (
CABasicAnimation) you just define a starting and an ending value for an animatable property and Core Animations calculates the intermediate values, the keyframe animations allow you to provide the values between the beginning and the end of the animation.
A simple Augmented Reality engine for iOS devices
Absolutely beyond my expectations, I am receiving a lot of questions about the Augmented Reality we implemented in some of our iPhone applications. Honestly, I expected the “Wow!” or “Cool!” from final users and not from other developers, but then, I realized that many of the iOS developers out there do not have enough mathematical background to make those geometrical calculations.
Big event in Barcelona with iNVASIVECODE
This week in Barcelona, do not miss it. We will go through the iPhone SDK and its potentialities.
New iPhone apps with Augmented Reality
We just completed the upload of 5 new iPhone Apps on the AppStore. The 5 apps are
- Milano Metro AR
- Madrid Metro AR
- Roma Metro AR
- Barcelona Metro AR
- Valencia Metro AR
Madrid Metro AR is an augmented reality app for travelers with iPhone 3Gs. It helps you to quickly locate the closest subway stations.
Cocoaheads in Barcelona on September 25
iNVASIVE CODE and Macworld Spain organize the bimestrial meeting of Cocoa and Cocoa Touch developers. Next meeting is in Barcelona on September the 25th.
You can find more information on: www.cocoagurus.com
Adding maps to your iPhone app (MapKit)
Last June, Apple released the iPhone SDK 3.0 with thousands of new fantastic features: copy and paste, magnetometer, undo and redo, GameKit, MapKit, and so on. I was immediately attracted by the MapKit, since I was waiting for it for a long time and, finally I got it.
First worldwide iPhone SDK 3.0 training
We are proud to announce that the iPhone SDK training that will be held in Paris from June 29 to July 3 will be SDK 3.0 compliant. New topics like GameKit, CoreData, MapKit and Accessing the iPod Library will be for the first time presented to the student.