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Month: November 2015

Porting from iOS to tvOS ~ Apple TV

After a few weeks of developing with the Apple TV, I thought a share a little about our experience so far. We are currently working on a CO-OP Shoot-em up call Monster Medic and thought it would be great to port it from iOS to tvOS. Monster Medic is originally developed with Sprite Kit for iOS, so tvOS is the easiest platform we can port to. Unfortunately I have decided to suspend the porting process since I believe the tvOS controls do not work well with our game. Monster Medic is designed specifically for touch controls and doesn’t provide nearly the same experience using the Apple TV remote or traditional controllers. Our preview trailer can better explain how the game is played. So some games will not translate well to Apple TV, but I feel there are still a wide range of games that will work perfectly fine with the new platform. Initial Impressions I have been excited about of the Apple TV forth generation from both a consumer and developer’s stand point. As a “dormant” console gamer, it has been years since I owned a console. The last one I had the pleasure to own was the PS1 which was ages ago. I never had the time to justify purchasing an expensive console. Now I can purchase a “console” for less than $150. The device is smaller than...

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Generate Promo Codes with iTunes Connect – 2015

I couldn’t find Promo Codes sections since the iTunes documentation is outdated. To generate Promo Codes with the new iTunes Connect (as of Nov 2015): Click on ‘My Apps’. Click on the app you like to generate codes for. Click on ‘Features’ tab Click on ‘Promo Code’ section in the left vertical menu. Our users also experience problems redeeming app promo codes via iTunes on the computer. The error returned is ‘There was a problem downloading [app name] … ipa could not be found on the server’. However redeeming directly via the “App Store” app on the device works. Tap the ‘Featured’ tab Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘Redeem’ Enter code...

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