Mobile Application Project

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I have almost completed the Mobile Applications module. Code is submitted, tutorial is written up and poster made. All that is now left to do is a presentation on Thursday.

As promised, I am sharing what I have done with you.

The tutorial is available as a PDF and explains what the application does and how. It guides you through the processes to make the application yourself.

You do need background knowledge of iOS development and a basic understanding of the key frameworks.

The full code is available as well to see. If you have a Mac with xCode then feel free to build and use the application. You will need to edit a couple of properties before, feel free to get in touch if you need help.

This is the poster that gives a brief outline of the application along with some screenshots.

Battle Boats poster with screenshots

Notifo - Free iPhone Notification Service

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I have just downloaded this iPhone application and am very excited! You can set up services to send push notifications to the phone or even use their API to create a new instance of sending a notification.

There is a chrome extension I have just installed as well which allows with a touch of a button, to send the page to the phone!


University: Year 2

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I have never got this far in my university career before!

Day three of my second year at the University of Leeds, very exciting. I moved up a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying getting to know my new flatmates. The work however, has begun.

My modules are: Mobile Applications Project, Energy Systems and Control, Communications Theory, Transistors & Optoelectronics, High Frequency Circuits & Systems and Embedded Systems Project

For the Mobile Applications Project, we are learning the basics of Objective-C and making an iOS application (for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad). YEY!

We have 10 weeks to familiarise with the syntax of object orientated programming and the APIs and structure of iOS applications before finally demonstrating our application in the last week before Christmas.

Mac Lab

We'll be working in the school's Apple Mac suite as the SDK can only run on Mac OS X.

As part of our assessment, we have to keep a blog-book (pun on log-book) and publish a tutorial on how to make our final application. I will add it here, on my blog (as well as the VLE), using the Mobile Application Project tag.

Interestingly, the 4th most read article on BBC News yesterday was: University gives students text books on iPhones

More than 500 medical students at the University of Leeds are being issued with iPhones which can access online text books.

The IT person behind this project will be coming in to speak to us about specific medical applications that they would like developing. I may be interested to take up one of their ideas or perhaps do something music based. I am undecided as yet but look forward to playing around with the different APIs the iOS has to offer.

iPhone Network Tip

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If you are a user of an iPhone then you may find this little tip quite helpful. if you keep getting an annoying popup whenever you loose network saying, "No Network" and have to keep dismissing then follow these steps to disable it.

settings -> network -> automatic