AddressBook UI

Have you ever tried to get data fields from the address book and ran into the wonderful world of ABPerson reference only to find it reads like the blueprints to a space rocket? Here is the straight out code on how to do it: //Commented out code fails because the values are NOT STRINGS, but rather NSCFType) //NSString *fone = (__bridge NSString*)ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonPhoneProperty); //self.telLabel.text = fone; //This on the other hand, does work ABMutableMultiValueRef phoneMulti = ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonPhoneProperty); CFStringRef fone = ABMultiValueCopyValueAtIndex(phoneMulti, 0); NSString *foneObject = (__bridge NSString*)fone; NSLog(@”phone is %@”,foneObject); self.telLabel.text = foneObject; CFRelease(fone); //Haven’t tried with URL //NSString *url = (__bridge NSString*)ABRecordCopyValue(person, kABPersonURLProperty); //self.urlLabel.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:url]; //SocialProfiles… Read More

Continue Reading Digital Graphic Design for newbies (noobs)

Wanted to share this tutorial for graphic design noobs that are interested in creating their own artwork for iOS games. You may indeed have some graphic design skills and some much better programming skills but turning your paper art into digital usable art is a whole new ballgame. Visit this tutorial in spanish, since this is a spanish blog: Diseno Grafico para Juegos Digitales (Principiantes)

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Facebook: Worldwide Genetic Experiment

What does the biggest social network share with the most global science field? Does the most complex web software have anything to do with one of the most complex fields in human nature? Is Facebook the world’s largest human genetic experiment? What do you get when you mount a huge amount of human relational information onto the largest, most accessible data depot in the world?  Ill tell you what you get…the biggest artificial intelligence in the world (since we are not sure about the universe’s size or the possibility of coexisting multiverse’s). Lets think about what Facebook contains.  On a personal level, it contains: Your name, face and personal likes… Read More

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