First iPad game programmed entirely on an iPad released

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.


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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14 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

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

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

7. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Another example of sour grapes by an android fanboy.

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

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..

8. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

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

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.

11. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Name 10..

12. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

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

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

5. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

6. troutsy

Posts: 381; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

10. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

13. Maxaravind

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 06, 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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