Game App Developer Network

Written on:April 19, 2012
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Some of you may have noticed that gameappdev.com is currently being redirected to this site. This is due to the massive about of spam the site received and had to be temporarily taken down. We are currently working on a new version of the site to be release soon. We are going to try and eliminate the spammers but keep open the network to all game app developers. Our goal is to provide a free resource for game developers to exchange information and share solutions to common problems. We welcome any suggestions as to what features you would like to see on the site. Thanks for your patience, I hope everyone will be excited about to upcoming release. Comment on this post if you would like to provide some feedback.

Understanding Apple iOS Push Notifications

Written on:January 18, 2012

Apple Push Notification Service (APNs) is a bit complex, but I will try to make it simple to understand from a business perspective. First you need to understand that when the notification is received on the device the operating system (OS) processes this data first and most of the time never calls your app code until you click the view button. The notification can contain a payload of data from…

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Hosting apk files on GoDaddy shared Windows servers

Written on:January 15, 2012

Another joy of GoDaddy hosting. Have you ever tried to host an apk file to allow someone to install your Android application? Well on the GoDaddy Windows servers the file will always come up as not found. Well there is a fix. Just add a web.config file to your apk file directory with this text: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <configuration>     <system.webServer>         <staticContent>             <mimeMap fileExtension=”.apk”                 mimeType=”application/vnd.android.package-archive” />         </staticContent>     </system.webServer> </configuration>

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DressCode Nightlife App

Written on:October 26, 2011

I really enjoyed working on the DressCode app for Android. DressCode for iPhone already existed and I was hired to create the Android version. The first step was for me to fix the backend server scripts to output JSON and not XML. The rest of development was spent on coding the Android app to look like the iPhone version but using the native Android features. Check out this cool app!…

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