Episode 24: Where’s the Boom?


Build: iOS 10 SDK Development, Chapter 11

Our podcast app works, but how do we keep it working? What happens when we screw something up? In this episode, we look at Xcode’s debugging tools, which let us investigate problems while the app is running, either in the simulator or on the device. We can investigate the values of variables, issue commands, preview images, and step through the code one line at a time to figure out what’s going on.


Play: Madden NFL

For decades, the “Madden” franchise has been the dominant name in videogame football, even more so after obtaining a long-term exclusive license with the NFL. On consoles, the game is a deep simulation of real football that lets you play games for fun or run an entire season. On mobile, however, it’s a different story. Here, the game is loaded up with user-engagement gimmicks: daily tasks, multiple currency systems, stamina that runs out and makes you pay to play more… the usual abuses of in-app purchase games. Also, it sometimes lets you play a little football.

Read: Muv-Luv Alternative, Episode 5, Part 1

Takeru wakes on Yuuko’s sofa to find out why he’s there: she can now confirm that in his dreams, his consciousness has been returning to his original world, the timeline of Muv-Luv Extra. With this development, she’s now ready to take the next step: sending Takeru back to his world mentally and physically, albeit temporarily, so he can get the equations from that world’s Yuuko that this one needs in order to complete the 00 Unit and save Alternative IV.


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