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iOS 7 Game Development by Dmitry Volevodz

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Game controller support

One of the most interesting features of iOS 7 is the native controller support. Some companies such as iCade and others tried working on their own controllers, but this effort has not seen much success. Surely, some games supported it, but the majority of games were left unsupported.

Developers did not feel the need to support such devices, as their install base is small, and return on investment was just not available. But everything changed when Apple decided to roll out support for such controllers. Now we have a native API to work with controllers and all future controllers by different vendors that will work with this API. In the following diagram, you can see an Apple-proposed design for one of the game controllers. ...

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