I just had my first game Poke Attack! accepted into the App Store It’s a turn based game (new to iOS 5.0) which relies completely on Apple’s Game Center & GameKit framework. I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out and it’s been a real learning experience. I’m kinda picky about small details and one of the things I would have liked to have changed about the game was the default game center notification sound.
For those of you that aren’t familiar, the default sound (low-res sample) is something like a trumpet from the Kentucky Derby. It’s odd, a bit annoying and almost every other game center game uses it.
Apparently up until iOS 5.0 you had no choice but to live with it. Thank You Apple for now allowing us to change the default sound! Not so much thanks for burying the instructions deep, deep in the documentation. I’m yet to actually find it in the docs and Google search returns nil.
I must give credit where credit is due – Jason Lust pointed this out over in the developer forums: Add a sound to the resources of your app bundle with the file name “GKInvite” of format “caf”, “aif”, or “wav”.
Yeah, that’s it. Add GKInvite.caf to your project. No code changes. It just works.
Date Submitted: 04 February 2009
Gat = (noun) Short for Gatling Gun. Now a days gat is a slang term for any gun.
Tell people to say hello to your little friend and blast em with iGat.
** Features **
– Realistic Appearance
– Animated Firing Action
– Realistic cocking sound
** Now with 45 Realistic Gun Sounds **
* 44 Magnum
* 357 Magnum
* Desert Eagle
* 57 Magnum
* GS3G Sniper Rifle
* Galil Assault Rifle
* M3 Sub-Machine Gun
* Mac 10
* And More.
iGat is NOT a “copy cat” app. It was submitted to Apple on February 4th and held in limbo for 6 weeks.
(Some reviewers think I took these sounds from the game Counter Strike. I did NOT steal any sounds from any game. If you think otherwise please contact me through my support email and I will personally show you where I BOUGHT these Original sounds.)
iGat is for entertainment purposes only! Please use iGat responsibly.