Archive for November, 2010

IOS file browser

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

After wondering why there wasn’t a file picker in IOS I decided to just make one that I could reuse in my projects. All it does is open a file dialog that puts you in the application’s documents directory and lets the user create folders and manage their own structure. Implementation is simple, the steps are:

1. Pass in either a file you want to save, or a list of extentions you want to load.
2. Present the file browser as a modal view controller.
3. Add delegate methods to handle the response of the file browser.

I tried to build it to be modified as easily as possible. All of the buttons are dealt with in a couple of .xib files so that anyone who would like to use it could easily skin it.

You can grab the source here.

Texture Atlas Creator

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Daniel over at Sparrow wrote up an article on how to use the flash based texture atlas creator I built. I figured I would at least put a public link in here so that folks can find it. Here’s the link