It’s amazing the quality of games that are now available on the iOS and Android platforms. How cool would it be to be able to create a great game for our favorite mobile devices? Well, today’s iPad Insight Deal just might help you find out.
The featured deal is A Lifetime Of Elite iOS & Android Game Dev Training, with 8 Professional courses that enable you to build & launch mobile games with ease. It’s on offer for $99.99 – which is a whopping 91% off its standard price of $1,200.
Here’s the Intro to the deal, some of its top features, and the course syllabus:
LEARN THE DEEP, DARK SECRETS OF GAME DESIGN
Have you ever wanted to create video games but didn’t know where to start or how to code? The School of Interactive Design is providing a lifetime of online game design training created by experts currently working in the video game industry.
Start building your very first game in just a few hours without the need to learn a single line of code! You will learn how to make games for all types of platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC games.
On top of these awesome skills, you will also learn 2D game development, 3D game development, graphic design, and computer animation. With programs like GameSalad, Unity3D, Maya, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
- Learn game design techniques
- Learn graphic design elements
- Learn computer animation to make your creations more realistic and impressive
- Work with game creation platforms like Unity 3D, GameSalad and Autodesk Maya
- Intro to 2D game design with GameSalad – For those who are completely new to GameSalad and want to get up and running quickly with many of the most used and powerful features.
- Intro to 3D game design with Unity 3D -For those who are completely new to Unity 3D and want to get up and running quickly with the fundamental features of Unity.
- Introduction to Photoshop – For those who are completely new to Adobe Photoshop and want to get up and running quickly with may of the most used and power Photoshop features.
- Introduction to Illustrator – For those who are completely new to Adobe Illustrator and want to get up and running quickly with may of the most used and power Illustrator features.
- Introdution to 3D Animation with Maya – Designed to get those completely new to the world’s most powerful 3D package up and running as quickly as possible.
- Advanced 2D / 3D game design – Take game design to the next level with in-depth design training that builds off the fundamentals learned in the into courses.
- Advanced Photoshop Techniques – Learn more advanced tips and tricks to help build of your fundamental photoshop training.
- Advanced 3D Animation Techniques – Learn in-depth animation techniques that take your Maya experience to the next level.
You can see lots more detail and place an order at this iPad Insight Deals page.
Great apps make great platforms, and iOS and iPad are a great proof of that. One of the most captivating things about the iPad is the incredible range of great apps we are able to use and enjoy on Apple’s tablet. Each Saturday we share a favorite outstanding app as iPad App of the Week.
This week’s pick is an app bundle rather than a single app. App Bundles are brand new to the App Store and offer up sets of apps or games from the same developer available at special prices. Our pick this week is Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle. This is a set of excellent productivity apps from one of the very best developers in that category of apps, at 25% off.
The four apps include in the Ultimate Productivity Bundle are PDF Expert 5, Printer Pro, Scanner Pro, and Calendars 5. I own three out of these four apps – not Calendars 5 as I’m just not a power calendar user – and I can vouch for the stellar quality of each of them.
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One of the nice new features of the App Store in iOS 8 is Bundles. Bundles are sets of multiple apps from the same developer, on offer to download together at special, discounted prices. If you already own any of the apps in a particular bundle, you can rest of the bundle for a reduced price.
There are app Bundles and game Bundles and this week there’s even a dedicated App Store collection highlighting them. You can find it in the Featured section of the App Store, right amongst the rotating featured items at the top.
The available bundles are already quite impressive looking – ranging from popular games to productivity packs and even bundles specifically for kids apps.
This new feature seems like a win-win for users and developers – helping make users aware of titles they might not have know from a favorite developer and developers entice users to take a look at more of their apps.
CloudMagic, the excellent email app for iPad and iOS, has been updated for iOS 8. Yesterday’s update to Version 5.2.8 brings full support for iOS 8 and in particular for these two useful new features:
● Interactive Notifications – Mark an email as read or delete it, as soon as you get a notification
● Attach from Storage Providers – Attach files from iCloud Drive or any other storage provider
This is the best alternative to the built-in Mail app that I’ve seen on iOS, so of course it’s good to see get an early iOS 8 update.
Just in case you haven’t looked at CloudMagic before it supports Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, Office 365, Yahoo Mail, IMAP accounts, Hotmail and Outlook.com, and plenty more. It offers super fast search, unified Inbox, and a number of other slick features.
Here’s an App Store link for CloudMagic; it’s a free app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
Evernote has been a hugely useful app on iOS and just about any other platform for years now. With yesterday’s update for iOS 8, this excellent app just became a whole lot more useful.
The new app extensions feature in iOS 8 means that now you can pull content into Evernote from anywhere in iOS – from web clipping a page from Safari to sharing a photo or document from any app you like – and choosing which notebook to add the item to. Since Evernote excels at acting as a sort of second brain and storage vault for all sorts of information, this new capability is perfect for it.
Other cool new features in Evernote now include the option to add Evernote’s quick note bar to Notification Center and (for Evernote Premium users) the ability to use TouchID (on devices that support it) instead of a passcode.
The new sharing to Evernote throughout iOS 8 is the big killer feature here though. I know I’ll be making tons of use of that right away.
You can check out this Evernote blog post for more details on their iOS 8 update.