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iOS 7 Game Development by Dmitry Volevodz

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Chapter 1. Updates on iOS 7

In this chapter, we will find out what's new in iOS 7, starting from new designs, which new APIs and SDKs were presented by Apple with iOS 7, and why you should pick Sprite Kit for game development.

Redesigning the iOS

The new operating system from Apple features overhauled design in almost every element. All buttons, pickers, labels, navigation bars—everything looks and feels different. The concepts that Apple has chosen are simplicity and minimalism. Apple designers have chosen to get rid of the rich textures and gradients that we grew to love for six versions of their mobile operating system.

The new interface is unobtrusive; everything seems to be in its place. Everything that used to draw your attention is now gone, ...

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