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LiveCode Mobile Development Beginner's Guide by Colin Holgate

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Summary

The trick with easy to use tools, such as LiveCode, is to create mobile apps that users will think were created with the harder to use native tools, such as Xcode. You can achieve that because of LiveCode's ability to call upon native features, and because you can make interfaces that look correct.

In this chapter we covered several ways to achieve that goal:

  • Calling native OS features, using simple LiveCode commands
  • Preparing images to be used for button states
  • Making OS-specific looking buttons by adding those images
  • Creating iOS native looking controls with MobGUI
  • Laying out the interface with code, the Geometry Manager, and MobGUI

So far these have all been small test stacks, to get us warmed up! Next up we're going to look at general application ...

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