Friday, 27 July 2012

What is a Spritesheet? (not a drink)

I have found this very interesting video and I wanted to share it with you. It’s about spritesheets, wait what?

contentsOk, a spritesheet is a big image file that contains smaller images inside. The reason behind this is to avoid having multiple images spread around the project directory and to save memory on the device. But enough introduction, here it is:

SpriteSheets video

Thanks Andreas Loew for letting me share this content.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

P7 - How to make an iPad eBook with CoronaSDK

In this tutorial I’ll show you a demonstration on how to use a very important module called Director. This module was develop by Ricardo Rauber at his lab in Brazil. He created it to help the developer’s community and certainly he is doing a great job. Right now he is in version 1.4. if you want more information you should go to his page and take a look. The only sad things is that there is not available information for beginners, so that’s why I decided to give Ricardo a hand and try to explain a little more what is it about. I hope I’m doing a good job here, if not please let me know what would you like me to explain further.

But then how did I manage to understand it? Well there are some comments inside the module. And you can also run it and see how it works. So that’s about it. After that you need to implement it with your own code; and that’s how I teach myself.

If you are looking for my work you can visit my page: Interactive iPad Books for children on my other website. And if you are feeling thankful  please buy one of my apps.

So let’s get to it.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Nook store nightmares...

As some of you may know publishing in the NOOK app store could be a nightmare.
First of all, if are a developer like me, you might want to look into this store since has a few but good features (that in another post).
So for now I want to warn you that applying is a nightmare. First all the questions, then the taxes even if you are publshing outside the US you still need to apply for an EAN.
As usual, if everything goes the way it goes in a perfect world then you don't have to worry. But if you live in the same world that I live then you are screwed.
All I want to say for now is that pay attention to every step. Specially in the tax application because if you misspelled the name of your street then the process is halted. In my case instead of just typing the number of my apartment there was the word UNIT in front. So for that reason my application was put in review mode.
Ok, that's it for now.