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First iPad game programmed entirely on an iPad released

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First iPad game programmed entirely on an iPad released
If you thought we live in a post-PC world, you’d be only partially right. For developers, the need of a separate desktop or notebook PC with rich IDE to code apps is a must, so until we bridge that gap we won’t truly be fully in post-PC realities. And the first steps have already been taken with an application that was entirely programmed using the iPad and is running on the iPad. No other devices used in the process whatsoever.

The application is a puzzler called Cargo-Bot, and it uses Codea, a programming environment for the iPad.

“Cargo-Bot was developed by Rui Viana using Codea. After creating an initial prototype he spent several months polishing and perfecting his design. The completed Codea project was then imported into the Codea Xcode Template (to be released soon) and published as a native iPad application,” the game developer TwoLivesLeft explained.

And if you check out the free game, you’d see that it has all the elements you’d expect of a quality iPad title - retina graphics and nice music, spiced up with some pretty clever levels.


source: TwoLivesLeft

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posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:33 2

1. android_hitman (Posts: 627; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


good for you pal. it seems that you can't be apart from your pad.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:38 6

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


You couldn't even be apart from Android seeing your user name. Atleast he does something productive.

I think it is very clever, I should have a look at the app someday.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 06:01 4

7. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Another example of sour grapes by an android fanboy.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:41 4

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Interesting... Perhaps we'll see more softwares like that. I just hope it won't be threat to other platform.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:45 6

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I can't imagine how many teeth were broken and how many screams of desperation were heard, as the developer struggled to work-around such seemingly trivial issues as storing an MP3 file on the device and incorporating it into his app..

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 06:02 2

8. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


If you develop a good app on the Apple App Store, you might net over $400,000 to $500,000 or more.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 08:08 4

9. ilia1986 (unregistered)


And if you develop a good app on Google Play Store, you get to develop an app which can do things iOS devices can't even dream about.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 10:07

11. akshaye.shenoi (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Name 10..

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 11:07 3

12. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


And if you develop a good app on Google Play Store, you won't earn a dime.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 19:23

14. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Sorry, but I am more interested in making money for my time than making the world a better place, other things being equal.

That said, I'll take the $400,000+ than no money just to show off an obscure feature.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 04:20 2

5. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I just don't believe this...

There is no way to create graphics or music on the iPad...

The only part they did was coding, and that just means that the iPad can handle a text editor with presets.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 05:57 1

6. troutsy (Posts: 279; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Machines building machines... That reminds me that I need to check the stock price of Skynet.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 08:29 2

10. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


i think it is more like people using machines to make other machines. Skynet is at least 20 years away. That's when you put on the SPF 1,000,000,000,000 and hide in the presidents bunker.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 11:27

13. Maxaravind (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Has android got some think like this......?? Maybe an android development kit that runs on android will be an iphone killer......

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