The Core Gaming Loop

The Core Gaming Loop in Mobile and Social Games

What is the Core Gaming Loop within a Mobile or a Social game?  The Core Gaming Loop is what models the full play session from the mechanics point of view.  Meaning, the Core Gaming Loop comprises the core mechanics of the game that a player attempts to accomplish during their play session.  The method in […]

Crash Log

iOS App Crashes when Airplane Mode is Enabled

We have a scenario where an app works fine when launched, however when airplane mode is enabled, it crashes.  Here are the rough steps to that explain how this error occurs. Launch the application Minimize the application Turn airplane mode on Return to the app The app crashes If this is happening to your application […]

Build failed with Apple’s Reachability Framework

I just downloaded the Reachability example framework from Apple’s website…. and it failed.  I swear there is nothing more frustrating then downloading a sample from the “maker” and having it fail… Well – let’s dive in and see how to resolve this. The first error we got seemed to be some sort of linking problem. […]

iOS crash “failed to resume in time”

We received a crash report that shows the following error message for an iOS app. Application Specific Information: com.#####.##### failed to resume in time The key in the crash report is the “failed to resume in time” message that is being displayed.  This error basically states that some process is being performed that is taking […]

Undefined symbols for architecture i386

In this post I want to go over how to resolve problems with iOS build failures spitting out: “undefined symbols for architecture i386” Personally I like to teach how to fish, rather then give you a single fish… so let’s look at what this error is saying. “Undefined Symbols” generally means that items are not […]

How do you check a string for white spaces in iOS?

How do you check a string for white spaces in iOS.  This issue recently crossed my plate.  In some programming languages you can check for white spaces using some sort of trim or similar function.  What if however you want to check the internals of a string for whitespaces, such as to ensure that there […]