We can make since a simple little and funny game, such as an Augmented Reality Game, till a complete management system to administrate whatever you want. We could add geo-localization to make your business more visible and get more sales. You should see the next examples.
By combining virtual elements with the real world we can offer a real distinctive approach.
Marker & Markerless AR
We can cleary diferenciate between the two more populars Augmented Reality types such as Marker based AR and Markerless AR
Marker based AR
This type of AR uses a camera and a visual marker baked into the content that a marketer wants to present. The viewer holds up the content to the camera to see the AR in action.
This type of AR uses a graphic instead of marker. The result? The augmented reality implementation and its use is easier. As example, sellers can use their existing graphics to present their AR ads, so consumers can view them obtaining a beauty and fresh experience.
SpriteKit & others can be used to give live to your ideas. You could have the next trending topic application in your mind.
Game frameworks & SDKs
There is at least 2 common ways to make a simple game. We specialy mention SpriteKit and Cocos2D (and also, of course, the Cocos3D)
SpriteKit is the official framework for making games on iOS and it is highly recomended by Apple. This framework allows access to many usefull functions and things, like physics, animations, lighting effects, collisions and much more. With SpriteKit it is possible to create, for example, a battery-efficient game (which is high-rated by iOS user). One simple and funny example is AB The Game.
Cocos2D is a powerfull framework wich has as their principal feature its portability. By using it, is possible to make effects such as waves, scene transitions, rotations, use of sprites to make a custom player animation, and more.
There is no secret that the future is coming with revolutionary things like automated house, cars which conduces itself and much more.
The future, the present, comes with revolutionary things like cars that conduces itself, smart houses and many curiously devices that supposes the life simpler.
IoT could be summarized as the internetworking of physical devices which have software, sensors and internet connectivity that enables these objects to give extra util information to make life easier.
Beacons are a clear example of innovations at the present. They consist in a low power device wich emite a broadcast signal. Their size are very small, so they could be placed in the wall, a desk or even behind a shoe. Yes, these devices have the same size of a coin.
Beacons utilize Bluettoth Low Energy to make everything easy.
The design is what makes visually your app beauty. We have dedicated specialists to make it possible and to take your idea to another level.
The design is the first impression, and as all first impressions, it can not be changed, so it should be as better as possible.
We are extremely involved in the design process, with our specialist to analyze all posibilities and selecting the best one. By this way, we ensure that the app will be so cute.
It is possible to see what are we talking about just watching a few game arts mentioned below in this page. As example we found in front of Catch the Gnat's Art. The gnats are carefully designed and optimized to obtain the better quality of images in a very low size file.
All applications must have images, and all applications should have nice graphics because beautiful graphics makes the app slinky and one app beautifull could be interpreted as more downloads, more people playing / using it.
At the beginning and during the development process we pay special attention to every detail in order to create not only an app, we want make all apps wonderful, cute and awesome.
The development process, like brushstrokes on a canvas is pure art, so We take this things seriously.
It is very important to mantain the iOS Application Development as clear as possible to obtain the highest quality of products you want.
Conversation meeting: We converse about your requirements or simple about your idea to put the focus on the special features you need or want. After we will present a purposal to you.
Analysis: The analysis is a very important task we make at the begining to be very clear in the development process.
Development process: We use SCRUM as work methodology because we think that is the appropiate.
Testing: We test intensively all application to ensure the high-quality you deserve.
Client Aceptance: In this process, you will check the work in a formal way and will see how beauty looks the app.
Thinking next: Once you have your application finished, and you are safisfied.. It's time to think in your next.
Clean Code - Unit Testing - CFI
Good practices as pillars
As every thing in programming, it is needed some pillar to give to our clients, and you to yours, some qualifiers you can see as a poof of high-quality. We are compromised with Clean Code, Unit Testing, Continuous Feedback Integration.
Clean Code is a practice which means to mantain all code so simple to read. Each method must make one and just one thing, because it is a better way to understand that simple functionality.
Unit Testing prevents unexpected errors when the code is changed by a new requirement or simply because a workflow has been not contemplated or even not analized when functional analisis has made.
Continuous Feedback Integration
We have other very distinctive qualifier that allows both, you an us, see the progress continuously. By doing this, we all can detect whatever as soon as possible.
Hours of Knowledge
We have developed a lot of applications which work with different technologies
This is a very simple, funny and addictive game made with Objective-C & SpriteKit
The game concept is focused on simplicity. You just need to think in one and only one desition: A or B. With the balls dropping down with specific gravity wich is incremented each time, this very simple application will convert into a reaction challenge itself.
It includes a basic physics mechanism applied to each ball. Also, all the entrie world in this game has a gravity force.
AB has an implementation of AdMob as monetization way.
Off course, it includes GameCenter. By this way, AB The Game is more social by enabling pair competition and high-scores research. If you play, you want to win. And if other people, even some friend, obtains a score better than yours, you must to compete and win again.
This is an Augmented Reality Game that uses a particular augmented reality mode wich is the markerless POIs AR.
The game concept is to kill all the mosquitoes placed around you, so be careful.
At the architectural low level, it includes a free library to overplace the real world, which is represented with each frame obtained from the camera device, with virtual mosquitoes that are flapping so near you. To do this, each gnat is placed in a specific location runtime generated.
By using the gyroscope and acelerometer of the device, you can turn around and see that your room, your kitchen or wherever you are is plagued of this insects.
Actually the game is in the 1.4 version, but the 2.0 release, which will include a few super interesting new features such as GameCenter, is coming on December 2016. You can obtain more info about this here iOS Augmented Reality Game.
This app is an extremely interesting game wich uses Core Animation, Bluetooth data transfer technology, custom UI-experimentations and it was developed in Objective-C & Swift by using a bridge between two languages.
This game provides three game modes: Single Player: - Local-Two Players: - Bluetooth Multi-Player:
Also, it has a very wonderful shop where you can buy customized items to make this game so much better an beauty.
Currently it is in the final testing phase. Version 1.0 is expeted to be released in October 26.
This Facial Gesture Recognition app is a battery-efficient application wich makes use of Core Animation, Facial gesture recognition and optimization. Compatible with iPhone & iPad.
The game concept is so easy to understand. You need to choose what eye you wanna play with, You will be playing in front of device's frontal camera, winking your selected eye later. If you make a lot of eye winks, you will obtain a good score.
It implements a sophisticated algorithm that processes each frame from the frontal camera. Each frame is analyzed to determinate if a wink-gesture has been made, and if is true, the wink counter is incremented.
Actually, it is on version 1.4. A new release is expected on Febuary 2017. It will includes exclusive new features such as Game Center, pair competitions and more.
Smile U is a simple, funny and interesting app which makes use of Core Animation and implements a particular facial gesture recognition.
The game concept is to smile in front of the frontal camera for at least the needed time to fullfill the rounded progress bar placed at left-down of the screen.
Technically, it implement a very useful algorithm that process each frame once you are placed in front of the device's camera. After, analyze if a smile is founded, which supposes you are smiling, and if is true, the progress bar starts to fullfill until be completed or empty if you stop smiling.
Other important feature about this app is that is battery-efficient otherwise the process can drain the battery in just a moment. All recognition process is optimized to obtain the best relationship between quality, optimization and of course low size.
2048 Ice is a little low-size and interesting game for iPhone made with Swift and SpriteKit.
The game concept is the same to the known classic 2048 game, join the numbers that have the equal number to make a newone with both combined.
But here you will be able to freeze some rows and with this little advantage, you could reach the valued 2048 score.
Also it has a non-invasive implementation of the known ads framework AdMob, which is showed with a very non annoying time.
Currently is in version 1.0. It is expected a 2.0 version for April 2017 with a lot of amused new features such as bigger grid to make this game more interesting, Game Center to allow you to compete with your friends around the world and more.
This is a very funny, addictive and frenetic game made with Objective-C & SpriteKit
The game concept is focused on visual acuity and ability. You need to touch the basket color which is the same to the donut that is dropping down in the right column. With the donuts raining with specific gravity wich is incremented after a specific time, Donuts Rain will convert into a reaction challenge itself.
It includes a basic physics mechanism applied to each donut, like AB The Game.
Donuts Rain has an implementation of AdMob as monetization way.
As expected, it includes GameCenter with a lot of archievements you will want to have. By this way, AB The Game is more social by enabling pair competition and high-scores reaches. If you play, you want to win. And if other people, even some friend, obtains a score better than yours, you must to compete and win again.
We have dedicated specialists anxious to listen what you have in mind, so what are you waiting for?.
Many times, people has great ideas, very usefull and funny apps resides inside of their minds, but without technical knowledge some times it is so difficult to make it real.
Affortunately, we are Aktubar. We gladly will help to you in order to make it possible.
Aktubar offers a complete end to end accompaniment since idea-app conversion until App Store upload process. Also we can include promotion assistance, flyers design, fanpages and more.
It doesn't matter if your app is very small or if it envolves a very complex system integration.
Contact us. We could start to work together.
We work constantly over the new technologies to have the capability of innovate. We have the vision, we have the ideas, we have the knowledge and we love we DO.
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