The newest book (released December 2012) by Jon Manning and I, co-founders of Secret Lab, is currently on sale from O’Reilly! Our book, along with a collection of other great iOS-development books, is available in the Build Successful iOS Apps sale.
You can use the discount code WKPRGS6 or visit http://go.secretlab.co/OELh to get 50% off.
For the third year in a row Chris Neugebauer, Jon Manning, and I will be presenting a half-day tutorial on mobile application development with a focus on user-experience. As with the last two years, we’ll be using Android as the platform we discuss the most – but everything will be applicable to all mobile platforms. The tutorial is called Level Up Your Apps: Mobile UX Design and Development.
Additionally, and for the first time, Jon Manning and I will be presenting a half-day tutorial on game design where we’ll discuss what makes games fun, how they work, and how you can apply game design techniques to your daily non-game related work. This tutorial is hands-on, very practical, lots of fun, and is called How Do I Game Design?
For the rest, check out the GDC 2013 set on Flickr.
The amusingly witty and biting film critic Roger Ebert died this week. I won’t rehash any of the commentary around that, but I do want to post one of my favourite pieces of one of his film reviews:
Here it is at last, the first 150-minute trailer. ‘Armageddon’, is cut together like its own highlights. Take almost any 30 seconds at random, and you’d have a TV ad. The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.
For more, read the full review.