Posts tagged iPhone
I haven’t written any posts lately. This is because I dug into iPhone application development and this really consumed most of my spare time. As you may remember, I’ve already mentioned that I would like to start dealing with mobile platforms as a target for my OpenGL related experiments and projects. After Android, this time I got my hands on a Mac mini and took a look at the currently most popular mobile gaming platform. Actually, these initial experiments wouldn’t take that long time if I would have to deal with just a new API and not with a brand new world with its own benefits and drawbacks.
Many things have changed since the first time the public put their hands on the first mobile phone device as these days the end user rarely makes their choices when buying a mobile equipment based on their telephony capabilities. In fact, nowadays these devices are one of the most popular entertainment platforms out there. The main problem for application developers is that these platforms tended to be very heterogeneous from point of view of hardware architecture as well as that of API support. Meanwhile things have changed. While the underlying hardware still varies a lot from device to device the work of application developers has been eased by having cross platform mobile operating systems and open standards. In particular OpenGL ES that is an embedded version of the popular graphics API. In this article I would like to talk about some of the big players of the mobile OS industry and about using OpenGL ES for creating impressive mobile applications.