App icon: can you help me?

Hey guys,

I need your help. 2 days ago I decided to tweet an image about my next app: WakeUp Challenge. It is going to be an iPhone app and the image I tweeted was this one:

WUC_NewIcon_Coming-soon

However, I have another option for the icon, and I would really much appreciate if you could help me by letting me know which one you prefer.
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Pause and resume CABasicAnimations

When I started programming my app I decided not to use any third party game frameworks (like Cocos2D) but native cocoa tools. That means all the animations in my app are done rather using Core Animation or animating some UIView’s properties.

Everything was all right, the 4 mini-games inside the app started to look like proper games. So like every proper game, the user has to be able to pause it. And no, don’t look at the documentation, there is no [myLayer pauseAnimation] nor [myLayer resumeAnimation].

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Creating a custom button (with animated content!)

As I am getting closer to the releasing date of my first app (let’s create some hype :P), I want to start going through some difficulties I have found. One of them was how to create a button with animated content. I wanted to provide my app with some kind of funny/playful effect. For a better understanding I have created this gif straight from the screen. Keep reading if you want to know how I have achieved this result!

zzButton

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Using UIImageView for animate a sequence of images

As many of you may know, I am in the middle of program my own iOS app! I haven’t talked too much about it yet because I know I still have a long long way to go. Don’t worry, you will hear about it pretty soon (hopefully).

This weekend I have had an unusual request for myself. I wanted to make a cool, simple, minimal, good-looking animation for making disappear an object from the screen. After some frustrating minutes looking around Google Images, I suddenly had an inspiration:

Poof GIF

Do you recognize that? If not, try to drag out an app from the dock in your lovely mac and there you have it. Yes, I am going to use a similar animation in my app.

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Hello world!

Hey you!

First of all thanks for stopping here, I hope you find some interesting content around.

This is my first website and I am really excited about it. I am going to do my best for keeping it updated and for posting interesting stuff.

I will talk mostly about iOS programming, but I am sure I will find some spots to talk about other things I am also interested in like raspberry pi, photography, software (mac & iOS), etc.

Last thing, I am not an english speaker. Although, I want to take the opportunity to practice, so bear with me if I make any mistake, and please do not hesitate to correct me, that will help me for sure!

Let’s go for it!