In October 2009 I received a project spec. To build a 2D game for iPod Touch. I was assigned to partners to work on this project with me.
This would require coming up with a game concept and implementing it using Xcode’s iPhone OS3 SDK. At the time I only had limited experience with C programing and not even the faintest clue as to how Object Orientated Programing worked. With iPhone OS programing done mostly in objective C, I knew we had a lot to do. For the first 3 or 4 months we played with different ideas and researched our options. Then in February 2010 I received the news that my 2 partners had dropped out. With loads left to do and only a brief outline of what the game was going to be I consulted my project supervisor who suggested to going down the path of producing a web application. Something which the iPhone OS is ideally suited to. He handed me a book called Safari and Webkit Development for iPhone OS 3 which proved to be invaluable.
The game serves as a proof of concept. The game can be played at this link and works best on safari for Mac/ Windows or mobile safari on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
My full and final report can be viewed here (right click and save, .docx format). It includes all the code and graphics used and explains how to do it yourself. There are certain features which I was unable to implement, for different reasons, such a HTML5 offline cacheing. I also had a look at phonegap.com , a website that offers tools to allow developers to port web application to run natively in several different mobile platforms, including android, iPhone OS and blackberry.
Have a look at the game, take a gander at the source code, download the report for more info. Anymore questions feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See ya later!!