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Creo Is the New Way to Build Native Mobile Apps

Creolabs announces the launch of Creo 1.0, their next generation mobile app development for MacOS. Creo combines the Design and Development process into a single easy to use application. Traditional mobile app creation process is split between the design process and the development process, Creo merges the two separated steps into a single tool which enables you to focus on what makes your app unique instead of wasting time building a nonfunctional prototype or writing the same code to perform the most common operations.


Creo offers drag-and-drop controls, classes, and objects that can be configured using a very intuitive interface. Complex app navigation hierarchies and windows can be easily created with just few mouse clicks. While building the app’s interface, the user is also effectively building a native app. Creo uses Creolabs CreoKIT Objective-C/Swift native framework that enables Creo to execute any iOS code, (Android coming soon) directly on MacOS. This powerful technology offers a way to preview your running code directly in the Creo app.


While Creo offers an easy way to preview mobile application code on the Mac, it also offers a native iOS app that can run the Creo code developed on the Mac, so developers can get a true feel for how their code will look on the target device. Testing Creo apps directly on a mobile device is as simple as making sure both the mobile device and the Mac are on the same network, running the Creo player app on the mobile device, and pressing the “Send” key on the Mac app. The app transfers to the device, and runs as any native mobile app normally would.


Creo developed the CreoKit framework to allow the execution of iOS and Android code on a MacOS without making any major changes. The framework allows developers to design and develop their apps, and then immediately test them directly on their Mac. The CreoKit framework is also available for licensing as a standalone product for developers, offering a way for them to easily port their mobile apps to the MacOS in just a few minutes.


Pricing and Availability:
Creo 1.0 is just $99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Creolabs website.
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About Objects Announces iOS Developer Training Schedule for 1H 2017

About Objects has announced its schedule of publicly available classes on iOS development in Swift and Objective-C for the first half of 2017. The About Objects iOS curriculum includes introductory through advanced-level training courses. Courses that are above the introductory level are offered exclusively in Swift, though introductory-level iOS development classes are still available in both Swift and Objective-C.


Classes are offered at About Objects headquarters in Reston, VA (near Dulles Airport), as well as near Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA. Courses can also be delivered at the customer’s own location for groups of twelve or more developers. Onsite training options include customization of topic coverage, duration, and pace of delivery.


Current course offerings include the following titles: iOS Development in Swift: Comprehensive, iOS Development in Objective-C: Comprehensive, Transitioning to Swift, and Advanced iOS Development. All About Objects courses are designed around a step-by-step approach that is geared to building insight from the ground up, while balancing students’s need for proficiency with their need for a solid conceptual understanding of iOS, Xcode, and Swift (or Objective-C).


The About Objects team has been deeply involved with enterprise development and training on Apple platforms since the early days of their predecessor, NeXTSTEP, and has offered training and development services on the iOS platform since the iOS SDK (then the iPhone SDK) first shipped. Since then, About Objects has helped thousands of developers get up to speed quickly on iOS.


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Shaderific Now Offers Support for Conway’s Game of Life

Gryphos GmbH has released Shaderific version 4.1, an update of its OpenGL ES shader development application for iOS. Shaderific provides the full range of shader development with the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) on tablet computers and mobile devices. Vertex and fragment shader code can be created, edited and compiled on the device and all changes are visible instantly. There is no need to use a personal computer (laptop or desktop) in the shader development process anymore.


Shaderific Now Offers Support for Conway's Game of Life


The update adds full support for iOS 10. To complement the existing built-in uniforms it is now possible to define up to 20 custom uniforms. They can be of type boolean, integer or vector and the respective value ranges can be defined by the user. Custom uniforms are bound automatically to the active shader program and changes to the uniforms are visible instantly.


The release also includes a new shader for Conway’s Game of Life that demonstrates the use of custom uniforms. The cell size can be determined and shadow effects can be enabled to provide a variety of beautiful rendering options. Three well-known start patterns (Volcano, Glider Gun, Big Glider) are included in the release. To provide full flexibility to the user Shaderifc now supports importing Game of Life patterns in the form of text files. The patterns are automatically converted to textures that can be used as start configurations.


Shaderific streamlines the process of prototyping, testing and debugging shaders immensely by cutting the cord to the personal computer. Whereas traditional shader development requires compilation of the whole graphics application for every change to a shader file, all this is unnecessary now. Since the shaders are edited and compiled right on the iPad, iPhone or iPod no file transfer is needed with a personal computer and a lot of time can be saved. A further strength of Shaderific lies in the possibility to change parameters (uniforms) of the shaders via the settings menu without interrupting the rendering loop. All changes can be examined in real-time and fine-tuning the rendering result is fast and easy.


New features of version 4.1:
* Support for custom uniforms
* Proper handling of camera and photo library access
* New shader for beautiful rendering of Conway’s Game of Life
* Import of Game of Life patterns as text files with automatic texture conversion


Shaderific 4.1 for iOS is available for $9.99 in the App Store.

Xojo, Inc. Announces Storewide Black Friday Sale for Developers

Xojo, Inc., creator of Xojo, a multi-platform development tool for desktop, web, iOS and Raspberry Pi apps, today announced that their entire Xojo store will be on sale from Black Friday, November 25, 2016, to Cyber Monday, November 28, 2016, the biggest shopping weekend of the year. All new Xojo licenses, renewals and upgrades will be discounted to 20% off of their original price. Xojo 3rd party products and XDC 2015 Training Videos are also included in this epic sale.


Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike who want to develop for the desktop, web and mobile. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. Xojo uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms, development is ten times faster. Simply drag and drop to create the user interface, utilizing one straight-forward programming language to implement the app’s functionality.


Xojo is free to use for learning and development, but a license is required to build a stand-alone application. Xojo offers a 90-day money back guarantee on all new licenses, so if you purchase during this 20% off sale and are not completely satisfied you will be eligible for a full refund. The discount will be applied in the store upon checkout. Licenses are available in the following options: Web, Desktop, iOS, Raspberry Pi, and Xojo Pro, which includes all of the licenses, added priority technical support, and more.

Xojo Identified As Top Cross-Platform Development Tool

Austin, Texas – Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 300,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced that Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm based in Washington, DC, has identified Xojo as a top cross-platform development tool. Their research findings were based on a number of factors, including breadth of platform features, ease of use, client reviews and market presence.


Xojo is a cross-platform development tool for building apps for the desktop, web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. Xojo apps are created by using a drag and drop user interface builder and a single, object-oriented programming language. Xojo is great for commercial software developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike, and Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category from commercial apps to use in governments, universities, and more.


“People have always wanted faster ways to build software and that’s why we created Xojo,” commented Geoff Perlman, Founder and CEO of Xojo, Inc. “Our philosophy has always been to make development faster by offering native, cross-platform solutions. Xojo enables anyone to build for the platforms that are important to them by abstracting them from having to learn several languages.”


“In the course of our research on the leading app development software products, we saw there was a real need for tools that could do more than simple app-builders, but weren’t as complex as full-scale enterprise platforms,” explained Chandler Dunklin, Research Analyst at Clutch. “We thought Xojo was a prime example of this kind of tool. This was confirmed by the client reviews we completed for Xojo that rated the platform a perfect 5 stars.”


Xojo is available to try in a time-unlimited trial.


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Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category – from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Xojo, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

The largest iOS 10 course has just been released – Get it now for $9

Vancouver Canada – Apple has just released iOS 10! To help you learn the ropes, Mammoth Interactive has just released a 100-hour course that shows you how to build apps from scratch. Not only is this the largest iOS course ever produced, it’s also freshly updated with pure iOS 10 content. In this course you will learn how to code, design fantastic apps and learn how to profit off of your new skills.


Starting today, we are holding a sale for all early adopters of this Mammoth iOS 10 course. You can get all 100 hours for just 9 dollars (reg 500). This course is jam-packed with fresh, relevant and profitable material. So, if you’re looking to learn how to program, build apps from scratch and become an app developer, this course is for you. With 100 hours of content, this course offers you in-depth information on everything to do with iOS 10. If you’re an experienced developer or a new player in the game, this course will provide you with everything you need to know about iOS 10 development.


If you haven’t already heard about Apple’s new programming language Swift, it is the successor to Objective-C. Swift is much easier to use and understand than Objective-C, so that means you can get your app on the App Store quicker. By the end of this course, you’ll have become proficient with Swift syntax, functionality, and concepts. By specializing in Swift, you will give yourself many opportunities and this will help you net a high-paying job that could result in a profitable career in app development. The course covers topics like Xcode basics, frameworks, and core iOS features. In addition, you will learn how to design apps in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Most beginners do not know how to design apps and as a result their apps look amateurish. This course will show you how to easily design apps that look professional. Don’t let your hard work be marginalized by bad design!


Whether you’re a seasoned app developer or someone who is just entering the industry, the timing is just right. Most coding jobs in the United States are currently left vacant because there are not enough qualified applicants. You can become one of these applicants if you learn how to build relevant skills by releasing practical projects.


Mammoth Interactive has a unique and effective way of teaching people how to code. They teach by allowing people to build practical projects that they can release by themselves. You can literally go through an app building section of our course and upload that app to the App Store.


By releasing multiple projects, you will not only gain experience, but you can add all of those projects to your LinkedIn, portfolio and resume. This is the secret that nobody wants you to know. Most schools, universities and colleges don’t teach this way. How is a multiple-choice test going to help you become a better app developer? It can test your knowledge, but to fully become an app developer, you need much more practical skills.


Mammoth Interactive’s unique approach is borrowed from other disciplines where virtuosos thrive. No other course will help you become a coding or app development virtuoso. Mammoth’s CEO John Bura has been refining this concept for many years. What he has done is looked at how virtuoso musicians, actors, writers and filmmakers release monumental projects with minimal effort. He has adapted their techniques to the world of coding, and is passing this valuable information on to his customers. Most other coding courses and programs do not offer this information at all.


Students from Mammoth Interactive’s previous courses have uploaded apps to the App Store and have become quite successful. John Bura has released multiple apps, and several have risen to the top ranks of the App Store. With over 250,000 students worldwide, Mammoth Interactive has a long lasting reputation for creating cutting edge and practical content.


“This is by far the best course we have ever released!” says John Bura. “I’m excited to see the impact it will have on people’s lives.” The team at Mammoth Interactive has grown, and this course was produced in collaboration with other genius instructors. By adding other instructors, they were able to add multiple levels and perspectives, making this the most comprehensive iOS 10 course out there. This course is bigger than any other iOS course on the market combined.


Mammoth Interactive is also constantly updating the course, which means that you will receive periodic updates. When you buy this course – you gain lifetime access to it. There are no subscription fees or other payments. It’s just a one-time payment. You also get all of the source code and templates of the projects when you buy this course.


Are you ready to become a virtuoso app developer? Ready to start your career in app development? Do you have a million dollar idea that needs to get to the App Store? Get this course for just 9 dollars (reg. 500) and bring your ideas to life. This sale ends soon – so don’t miss out!


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Mammoth Interactive is a company that was formed in 2008 by John Bura. Mammoth Interactive has produced games for the iPhone, iPad, XBOX 360 and more. Their games have been sponsored by highly esteemed companies such as Nickelodeon. Mammoth Interactive has a long history of providing support to other developers. Mammoth Interactive has been contracted to produce epic soundtracks, addicting levels, rock solid programming and business development. Copyright (C) 2016 Mammoth Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Xojo 2016 Release 3 Available

Austin, Texas – Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 300,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced the availability of Xojo 2016 Release 3. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (OS X, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. The latest release adds compiler optimization options and refactoring features for the IDE and Code Editor, along with more than 90 total improvements and 11 new features.


“While Xojo has always produced native code, we continue to evolve,” commented Geoff Perlman, Xojo Founder and CEO. “Now, when building 64-bit apps you have control over Xojo’s compiler optimization to build faster apps than ever before.”


Xojo 2016 Release 3 features include:
* Added Moderate and Aggressive compilation for 64-bit and ARM builds
* SQLiteDatabase upgraded to v3.14.1 and now supports FTS5 for full-text searching
* Additions to refactoring features of the IDE and Code Editor
* Save Code Editor color schemes to easily share and re-use
* ICU library included with Linux builds for improved compatibility
* Easily convert Pictures in projects to Image Sets


“This release provides the ability to adjust the level of compiler optimization, and the highest level, which is Aggressive, generates applications that are significantly faster for math intensive operations, which I do a lot of,” commented Robert Birge, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut. “A long-requested capability is now available – fast compilation for debugging and slower, but highly optimized, compilation for the final application.”


Xojo is available to try in a free, time-unlimited trial.


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Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category – from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Xojo, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Git Client Tower adds powerful new features

Berlin, Germany – Today, fournova announces the release of Tower 2.5. With its biggest update since the launch of version 2, the team introduces new features as well as 100 improvements to its popular Git client for Mac. The new version ships as a free update for all existing Tower 2 users.


Revealing the new version, fournova’s CEO Tobias Gunther notes: “With today’s release we have improved every aspect of Tower while always having our primary goal in mind: making our users more productive. We have been working on this update for most of 2016 and are incredibly excited to ship it today as a free update to our existing users.”


New features include:
* Tab support: in addition to its support for multiple windows Tower 2.5 now offers tabs for users who use Apple’s latest operating system macOS Sierra.

* Clone dialog: Tower’s clone dialog now automatically searches on, lets users choose their preferred cloning protocol, and visually displays the cloning progress.

* Open quickly: the popular Open Quickly dialog has been completely rewritten. It’s now much faster, more responsive, and more clever.

* Drag and Drop: Tower’s widely used drag and drop feature now offers more functionalities for repository folders.

* Search: bookmarks and services can now be searched.

* Custom service accounts: users can now add accounts for their selfmanaged server. This makes authentication for your own servers as easy as for the supported code hosting platforms like GitHub.


The full list of new features, improvements, and fixes is available at fournova’s website.


Pricing and Availability:
Tower 2.5 comes as a free upgrade for Tower 2 users. New licenses are available for $79 (USD). fournova also recently announced that Tower will be coming to Windows. Interested users can now sign up for the beta at fournova online.


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fournova is an independent software company from Germany. Founded in 2010 fournova develops Mac and Windows apps such as the popular Git client Tower, which helps over 70,000 customers from startups to Fortune 100 companies to easily and productively work with the Git version control system.