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iOS 4 in Action: Developing iPhone and iPad Apps by Shannon Appelcline, Christopher Allen, Brandon Trebitowski, Jocelyn Harrington

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Chapter 15. Peer-to-peer connections using Game Kit

 

This chapter covers
  • Overview of Game Kit
  • Creating peer-to-peer applications using the peer picker
  • Building a multiplayer game

 

Networking has always been a complicated task in any programming language. It normally requires intimate knowledge of sockets, as well as a solid understanding of various network protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP. Apple has simplified this process with the release of the Game Kit framework.

In this chapter, we’ll take a tour of the Game Kit framework. Then, we’ll examine how to create peer-to-peer applications and a simple multiplayer game.

15.1. Overview of Game Kit

Game Kit is a framework that provides some simple yet powerful classes for accomplishing various ...

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