iOS 8 Feast Giveaway Winners!

Check out the lucky winners of the iOS 8 Feast giveaway – over 100 winners, and over $12,000 in value of prizes! By Ray Wenderlich.

Save for later


This past month has been absolutely crazy.

Every Monday-Friday, we released at least one new tutorial, and every Wednesday we released a new Swift book.

In total, we had over 40 posts and 5 books released in just 1 month! This is our biggest month ever on the site, and I’m really proud of the entire team for putting this together.

But all good things must come to an end. And in the case of the iOS 8 Feast, we like to end things with a bang.

So today, we are pleased to announce the winners of our iOS 8 Feast giveaway! We have over $12,000 in value of prizes to give away – one grand prize winner, and 100 second prize winners.

Keep reading to find out who the lucky winners are, how to claim your prize if you are a lucky winner, and how to get a second chance in case you aren’t! :]

Full Prize List

Here’s the full list of prizes. The grand prize winner gets them all (is your mouth watering yet?):


Coding Tools

  1. AppCode 3 Personal License ($99 value): An intelligent IDE that helps iOS/OSX developers create outstanding apps with ease and pleasure. Now with basic Swift support!
  2. Tower Git ($60 value): The most powerful Git client for your Mac.
  3. Spark Inspector ($50 value): Monitor, understand, and experiment with your app structure at a glance with Spark Inspector. You have to see it to believe it!
  4. Base 2 ($30 value): A Mac OS X application for creating, designing, editing, and browsing SQLite 3 database files.
  5. Paw 2 ($20 value): A handy app to test HTTP calls and RESTful APIs. It lets you send HTTP requests (like cURL), and generates NSURLConnection or AFNetworking code.
  6. Dash ($20 value): Instant offline access to documentation sets, and extremely handy snippet manager.
  7. Charles ($50 value): A HTTP proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP traffic between their machine and the internet.

Mockup Tools

  1. Briefs ($199 value): The essential app design and mockup tool for a professional design workflow, for Mac OS X.
  2. AppCooker ($20 value): Design apps like a chef – right on your iPad!

Design Tools

  1. Paint Code 2 ($100 value): PaintCode is a vector drawing app that generates code in real time. Now fully up-to-date with Swift!
  2. IconBeast ($75 value): A set of elegant 3,000 iOS tab bar and toolbar icons for iPhone and iPad!
  3. xScope 4 ($50 value): Ten tools in one that will help any designer or developer do their job faster and produce more accurate results. Ideal for measuring, aligning, and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts.
  4. Pixelmator ($30 value): An inspiring, easy-to-use, beautifully designed image editor built to help you create stunning new images and edit your existing photos.
  5. iOS Hat ($20 value): Turn Photoshop layers into Objective-C or Swift!
  6. CrazyTalk Animator 2 Pipeline ($300 value): CrazyTalk Animator is built from the ground up as a revolutionary 2D animation software to generate character animations for your games or apps.

Game Tools

  1. Spine Essential ($75 value): Spine is dedicated to 2D animation, providing an efficient workflow both for creating amazing animation and for integrating it into your games.
  2. Particle Designer 2.0 Indie License ($75 value): Create amazing particle systems for your games with a visual editor. Now 100% redesigned!
  3. Glyph Designer ($40 value): Design beautiful fonts for your iOS games.
  4. Texture Packer ($39 value): The sprite sheet creator that turns chaos into order!
  5. PhysicsEditor ($19 value): Edit your physics shapes with ease!

Productivity Tools

  1. 1Password for Mac ($50 value): The most popular password manager for the Mac!
  2. Reflector ($13 value): An AirPlay receiver that allows you to wirelessly display your iPad or iPhone on your Mac. Great for making app videos!
  3. Soulver ($12 value): A handy app to help you play around with numbers, more conveniently than a traditional calculator.

iOS Controls

  1. ShinobiCharts Standard ($395 value): Bring your app’s data to life with these professional chart components.
  2. ShinobiGrids Standard ($395 value): Powerful data grids you can add into your iOS apps.
  3. ShinobiEssentials ($195 value): A kit of popular UI controls you can add to your apps like carousels, overlay panels, progress indicators, and more.

Conference Tickets

  1. RWDevCon ($599 value): A free ticket to our official conference: RWDevCon! Meet up with the team, learn, and be inspired!
  2. 360iDev ($800 value): A free ticket to 360iDev in 2014 – also includes the pre-conference workshop!
  3. CocoaConf ($800 value): A free ticket to any CocoaConf event in 2013 or 2014 – plus the pre-conference workshop!

PDF Books and Starter Kits

  1. Swift by Tutorials ($54 value): Learn Apple’s brand new programming language, Swift, the quick and easy way: via hands-on tutorials!
  2. iOS 8 by Tutorials ($54 value): Learn about the new APIs in iOS 8 such as Adaptive UI, App Extensions, and Cloud Kit!
  3. Core Data by Tutorials ($54 value): Take control of your data in iOS apps using Core Data, Apple’s powerful object graph and persistence framework.
  4. The iOS Apprentice, 3rd Edition ($54 value): Learn how to make iPhone and iPad apps from the ground up, with a series of epic-length tutorials for beginners!
  5. iOS Games by Tutorials, 2nd Edition ($54 value): Learn how to make 2D games for the iPhone and iPad using Apple’s brand new game framework, Sprite Kit.
  6. iOS 7 by Tutorials ($44 value): Learn about the new APIs that were introduced in iOS 7 like Text Kit, UIKit Dynamics, and NSURLSession. Still relevant in iOS 8
  7. iOS 6 by Tutorials ($24 value): Learn about the new APIs that were introduced in iOS 6 like Auto Layout, Collection Views, and Passbook. Still relevant in iOS 8!
  8. Space Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a full side-scrolling space game with Sprite Kit!
  9. Platformer Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a Mario-like platformer game with Sprite Kit!
  10. Beat ‘Em Up Game Starter Kit ($129 value): Learn how to make a pixel art beat ’em up game with Sprite Kit!

Video Tutorials

  1. 1-year Subscription (Beta) ($180 value): Get full access to our complete catalog of video tutorials – plus get access to a new video tutorial each week!

Print Books

  1. Advance Print Copy of Swift by Tutorials ($54 value): Right now we only sell the PDF version of Swift by Tutorials, but later this year we’ll be making a print version. We’ll send the grand prize winner the first copy of the book printed!
  2. Advance Print Copy of iOS 8 by Tutorials ($54 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of iOS 8 by Tutorials when it’s ready!
  3. Advance Print Copy of Core Data by Tutorials ($54 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of Core Data by Tutorials when it’s ready!
  4. Advance Print Copy of The iOS Apprentice, 3rd Edition ($54 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of the iOS Apprentice, 3rd Edition when it’s ready!
  5. Advance Print Copy of iOS Games by Tutorials, Second Edition ($54 value): Similarly, be the first to get the print version of iOS Games by Tutorials, 2nd Edition when it’s ready!

Bonus Loot

  1. T-shirt ($25 value): Sport a stylish black t-shirt with a colorful mosaic iPhone design!
  2. Plus… cold hard cash for a new iPhone 6! ($199 value)

Once again, a huge thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the iOS 8 Feast! These are all amazing resources for developers that we hand-picked and highly recommend.

And the 1 grand prize winner who will get this huge prize pack of over $6,000 in value is… wait for it…

Epic Grin