August 2008

Molecules icon

This might be jumping the gun a bit, but I wanted to let you know that a new version of Molecules, 1.1, has been submitted for review for the iTunes App Store. Even though it will take a bit of time to be approved, I thought you might be interested in a preview of some of the new features in this version.

This version adds two new visualization modes, as well as integrated keyword searching of the Protein Data Bank.

Read on for more details.

OpenGL teapot sample

I had a great time at the satellite iPhoneDevCamp in Chicago, where I was surprised with the number of well-known (to me, at least) developers who are located in the area. Although the San Francisco outpost may have had more attendees, I'd argue that we had as good a technical and business discussion going. We certainly had better shirts (courtesy of Stand Alone).

Anyway, I was allowed to give a talk on some of the lessons that I'd learned in implementing the 3-D graphics in Molecules using OpenGL ES. It was well-received, so I figured that I should create a written guide based on my talk.

Read on for my lengthy writeup about OpenGL-based 3-D graphics on the iPhone.