Free icon pack with love from the heart of Transylvania

Howdy readers!

Well, I have decided to go more personal with you guys. The passed days I have shared with you some freebies, but today I want to do more than that.

I want to share with you some beautiful icons, made by our partner company and friend: Golmin Studio.

The icons are free for both commercial and personal use. Their only wish to you is to mention their company’s name in the projects in which you use ’em.

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Click on the image to get them!

Hope you will like these beauties and find them useful.

Don’t forget to check our older post about 6 Free Mobile Development Book that you must read (it will help you develop and grow). Also, if you want to get all the valuable information, tutorials, news and freebies we publish day by day, please subscribe to our mailing list!

      Wishing all the best,
András Ferencz

A brief introduction to iOS programming

I think everybody in this country should learn to program a computer. Learn a computer language. Because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs

Hello, dear readers!

In this post I would like to introduce you into the world of iOS. You will read about the history of the operating system and about the basic programming requirements.

iOS (originally iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company’s mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system in the world by sales, after Android.

Originally unveiled in 2007, for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007), iPad (January 2010) and iPad Mini (November 2012).

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The SDK was first released on March 6, 2008, and allows developers to make applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as test them in an “iPhone simulator”.

In iOS, there are four abstraction layers: the Core OS layer, the Core Services layer, the Media layer, and the Cocoa Touch layer.

Core Foundation (also called CF) is a C application programming interface (API) in Mac OS X & iOS, and is a mix of low-level routines and wrapper functions. Internally, Core Foundation forms the base of the types in the Objective-C runtime as well.

The Foundation Kit, or just Foundation for short, is an Objective-C framework in the OpenStep specification. It provides basic classes such as wrapper classes and data structure classes. This framework uses the prefix NS (for NeXTSTEP, or NeXT/Sun). The Foundation Kit is in the Cocoa Touch API.

Cocoa Touch is a UI framework for building software programs to run on iOS, WatchOS, and tvOS. This framework provides an abstraction layer of iOS, the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cocoa Touch is based on the Mac OS X Cocoa API toolset and, like it, is primarily written in the Objective-C language. Cocoa Touch allows the use of hardware and features that are not found in Mac OS X computers and are thus unique to the iOS range of devices. Just like Cocoa, Cocoa Touch follows a Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture. Cocoa Touch contains a different set of graphical control elements to Cocoa. Tools for developing applications based on Cocoa Touch are included in the iOS SDK. Defines the basic application infrastructure and support for key technologies.

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In order to create easily iOS apps, you have to download the Xcode from the Mac App Store. Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE) containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for OS X, iOS, WatchOS and tvOS.

Xcode supports source code for the programming languages C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java, AppleScript, Python, Ruby, ResEdit (Rez), and Swift.

In the upcoming period we are going to use this IDE for our sample projects. In the next post, we are going to see how can we create a simple hello world application for the iPhone.

Till then you may check the goodies that we have prepared for you: 6 Free Mobile Development Book that you must read.

Also don’t forget to subscribe to be the first to get all the important information we publish in our journal.

P.s: We don’t like spam too. 🙂

   Wishing all the best,
                 András Ferencz

6 Free Mobile Development Books that you must read

Howdy dear readers,

Today, I am going to show you my favorite 6 free books on the internet that I read in the last months. Usually I’m very picky on books but these six ones caught my attention because they are well written and on subject (you won’t lose your time reading them, trust me).

The list below is random (couldn’t decide which one is better than the other). I wish you will enjoy reading them as much as I did. Feel free to share your thoughts on them.

1. Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps

This free book provides guidance on building mobile web experiences using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It is a patterns and practices guide. The authors also illustrate how to add more advanced functionality where supported.

 

2. Expert Advice on Building Successful Mobile Apps

This eBook gives you a perspective view about how other successful people manages their company in order to be successful in mobile industry.

 

3. Mobile Game Design

This eBook talks about the main mechanics for mobile games…as well as “hidden game mechanics” you can use to stand out in the marketplace.

 

4. The App Design Handbook

This ebook will guide you through the main design principles to keep in mind when creating your app icon and splash image, to boost your chances of getting your app published in the stores and provide a superlative user experience at the same time.

 

5. Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid App Development

If your organization is looking to build a mobile app, this free eBook will help you decide which approach is best for your needs: native, HTML5 or hybrid. Developed in conjunction with Moovweb, the eBook offers a detailed view of the benefits and drawbacks of each platform to help you make the most informed decision possible.

 

6. The Swift Programming Language (Swift 3.0.1)

This book provides: a tour of the language; a detailed guide delving into each language feature and a formal reference for the language.

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Hope you will find at least some of them interesting and will help you grow.

Stay tuned for more lists and freebies, till then check our tutorials and don’t forget to subscribe to be the first to get all the important information we publish in our journal.

We don’t like spamming and we know that you don’t like it, also. Subscribing to us, you will be privileged by receiving only valuable materials.

              Cheers,
      András Ferencz

Howdy, dear readers!

Howdy, my dear readers!

This is the very first article of our journal. First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Andras Ferencz and I am the CEO & Founder of the Affarit Studio.

We are a creative team that stands out for the quality we offer but also for the attention to detail in all involved projects. Our customer needs are our needs. Together we design and build your business.

In this short post, I would like to introduce you the topics of our journal and what will you be able to read, day by day. Here you will be able to find useful informations regarding IT, Design and of course about Photography because that’s what we do. Because we believe in making IT simple, along the amazing journey that you will have among us, you will be able to read articles about the latest technologies, about frameworks, softwares and Open Source Libraries we use but not only.

Because we care and because we want to build a long term relationship with you guys in this journey, in the upcoming future you will be treated royally with Mobile & Web tutorials, featuring the Android, iOS and Php platforms.

Our specialist in design & photography have some goodies especially prepared for you. Yeah, we know that we made you curious. Here’s a little sneak peek: access to the latest trends, freebies and photographs together with photoshop, illustrator and Lightroom best practices.

It’s going to be an amazing journey among you guys, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can visit our photography website where we are publishing free stock professional photographs. You can browse our gallery and check our shop.

András Ferencz
CEO & Founder Affarit Studio