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June 16, 2010

iPhone Application Development

Filed under: K-fx² News, Software Development, Uncategorized — Travis Boudreaux @ 7:11 am

At K-fx2, we’re committed to growing with technology to meet our clients needs. We’ve stayed on the edge of emerging technologies, and we strongly believe in the groundswell that is building around mobile platforms.

So a few weeks ago I embarked on a trip to Houston to learn from an expert in the iPhone developer community.  I had the opportunity to be trained for a weekend by Nathan Eror, of Free Time Studios. The opportunity, was worth it’s weight in proverbial gold.

Having tried to learn Objective-C on my own in the past, I found it frustrating, and not worth the energy.  It was disappointing, because I’ve had 5 years of C++ in a Unix environment in college, but found the differences in syntax with Objective-C to be too frustrating.

After the Friday session with Nathan though, which he devoted entirely to language review and XCode power tips, I felt like a renewed man.  It’s amazing what kind of progress someone can make, when they have a knowledgeable teacher, great presentations, and large chunks of time to focus on learning.

Nathan’s explanations on memory management, and the differences between bracket notation and dot notation in Objective-C clicked immediately, where reading documentation behind the late night glow of my Macbook Pro made little progress.

Over the next two days we pushed out 10 exercise apps, and learned the basic concepts that go into developing useable applications. The final exercise app was a culmination of all of our learning, and resulted in an app that communicated with a remote API and displayed that data graphically on a Map using Map Kit.

I personally learned alot that weekend, and I’m excited about the future possibilites of developing iPhone apps.  I’ve grown to appreciate compiled languages again, and enjoy working on such a revolutionary platform.

So what are you waiting for?  Get in touch with us and let’s build the next great app!

November 11, 2009

Smile Stars Pediatric Dentistry Web Site Enhanced by K-fx², Inc.

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenn @ 12:51 pm

Smile Stars Pediatric Dentistry and K-fx², Inc., a local web design firm, launched an enhanced
version of www.smilestars.com, a dedicated group of individuals who trust in the benefits of teamwork
and are proud to consider themselves a “Patient - Centered Practice”. The newly redesigned site
provides great information about the dentistry office, information and pictures of the team and the
doctors that will be caring for your child. There is also a photo gallery of their community involvement.
One of the ways Smile Stars makes things easier for you on your first visit with your child is that you
have the ability to print out your forms and fill them out prior to your visit. Also, you can meet
Jeremiah the frog, by going to the No Cavity Club section on the site; this is a great section for kids.
They can read about Jeremiah, play games and do activities, and most importantly read letters from
the Tooth Fairy. Your child will be asking you to go to the dentist.