Jon Manning

Expert Overview

Secret Lab.

Jon Manning is a co-founder of Secret Lab, where he makes games and does research. He has an actual PhD about jerks on the internet, has written about a dozen technical books for O’Reilly Media, and wrote two games for ABC’s Play School and one for Qantas. He’s currently working on Button Squid, a top-down puzzler for iOS, and is fond of making cool tools for rad devs.

You can find her at home in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.


 The Kerbal Player’s Guide: The Easiest Way to Launch a Space Program

 Mobile Game Development with Unity: Build Once, Deploy Anywhere

 Learning Swift: Building Apps for OS X and iOS

 Swift Development for the Apple Watch: An Intro to the WatchKit Framework, Glances, and Notifications

 iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook: Simple Solutions for Game Development Problems

 Swift Development with Cocoa: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores

 iOS Game Development Cookbook

 iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies

 Learning Cocoa with Objective-C: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores

 What’s New in Swift 3

 Ultimate Swift Programming

Recent Articles

 Blog — Secret Lab

 NBN helps Secret Lab’s apps see the light of day


 Paris Buttfield-Addison & Jon Manning win Tasmanian Pearcey Award

 9 41 9 42: The secret of Apple’s recurring numbers


 YOW! Connected 2015 Patrick Buttfield-Addison & Jon Manning – Watch This Face

 YOW! Connected 2015 – Jon Manning & Paris Buttfield-Addison – How Do I Game Design?

 Build a Game in Less Than an Hour with Unity

 Five Swift Essentials

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