Twitter employees, naturally, use Twitter differently than the rest of us. But in what ways? Specifically, which apps do they use to tweet?
[credit provider=”iTunes screenshot”] For years, you’ve been able to get some of ESPN’s live programming on your phone, via a watered-down “ESPN Mobile TV” channel on MobiTV.But via ESPN’s new WatchESPN iPhone app, you can now stream full ESPN, live, to your iPhone and iPod touch. And ESPN2, ESPN3, and […]
Apple’s new “iAd Gallery” iPhone app, which shows off the iAds that its advertisers have purchased, is theoretically in violation of Apple’s own App Store guidelines, which the company published last year.
The idea: Taxes are the worst. They’re time consuming and annoying. But Intuit has simplified the process with SnapTax.
[credit provider=”MLB Advanced Media”] It’s Major League Baseball’s opening day, and the league is launching a bunch of cool updates to its excellent mobile apps.The most exciting is a free month of live, out-of-market streaming game telecasts on the iPad and iPhone, sponsored by Volvo. This is basically a free […]
Update: Twitter’s Ryan Sarver tells us this is fixed in the latest version of the Twitter app.
Apple’s iPad 2 isn’t its only product in short supply this month: The company’s Worldwide Developers Conference sold out in record time this year, just hours after tickets went on sale yesterday.
It’s happened to the best of us—a drunk dial or text; a humiliating Tweet or incriminating photo uploaded to Facebook. Spirits are high, gestures are fearless… If only we could take it all back once the cold, sober morning light creeps through the blinds.
Students over in Germany created a life-size version of Fruit Ninja – one of the most popular paid apps for smartphones like the Windows Phone 7 and iPhone.
The comedy geniuses at Rooster Teeth have put together this trailer for a fake “Angry Birds: The Movie.” It’s kinda funny!
It’s amazing how the years seem to slip by. One day you’re a dreamy, starry-eyed college student. Hopeful intern the next. Before you know it, you’re just a hard working stiff like the rest of them.
[credit provider=”colour”] colour founder Bill Nguyen feels misunderstood, but he admits it’s partly his own fault.The launch of his stealth startup yesterday was overshadowed by news of the surprisingly huge $41 million investment it received.
We’ve long expressed our dismay at hotel iPhone apps since they never seem to do much aside from letting you a book a room on your phone, as opposed to your computer or calling the hotel in person.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Klareralt” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/klareralt/10628518/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Mobile photo sharing app colour just announced it raised $41 million in funding from marquee investors, Sequoia and Bain.That’s a lot of money for a pre-launch startup.
Tiger Woods’ new app that helps improve your golf swing debuted on the iOS app store yesterday and it has already climbed to #55 on the bestsellers list.
[credit provider=”giarose” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/giarose/2867395511/”] An iPhone photo app called colour announced last night that it raised $41 million from Sequoia Capital and Bain Capital pre-launch.To use a favourite expression of Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowly, that’s banana town.
[credit provider=”colour.com”] Last night news broke that legendary VC firms Sequoia and Bain Capital were investing $41 million in photo sharing app colour.And that was before it had launched.
[credit provider=”colour.com”] I read with interest about colour, a new social photo app that was much in the news today. The main angle of coverage was the size of the pre-revenue company’s funding – $41 million from Sequoia and Bain. Hell, the company isn’t just pre-revenue, it’s pre-product….at least for […]
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Groupon is launching a new mobile deals service next month called “Groupon Now.” The idea is for users to be able to click two buttons — “I’m Hungry” or “I’m Bored” — and get a deal for a restaurant or service nearby that is valid […]
[credit provider=”Appular”] It’s the two year anniversary of Doodle Jump hitting the iOS App Store, so we hopped on the phone with one half of the team behind the app, Igor Pusenjak.The $0.99 game has been downloaded 10 million times in 2 years on iPhone and Android, which means it’s […]
Google has acquired Green Parrot Pictures, an Irish company that makes tools to manipulate digital video and images.
[credit provider=” Niklas Barsk via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/barsk/2443775140/”] With apps like Word Lens being released that translate languages on signs right before your eyes, the notion of learning new languages and visiting foreign countries is changing.But until the point where we can all use universal translators (a la Star Trek), translator […]
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer” url=”http://www.fromedome.com/”] An apparent feature in Apple’s new iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads seems to be slowing down web apps. Specifically, if they are launched from a bookmark on the device’s home screen — like an app — as opposed to opening them directly from the […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] When it comes to saving money, a lot of schemes are more trouble than they’re worth.Mint, however, is a low-hassle way to keep an eye on your bank accounts and budgets, with no fees or real ads of any kind.
My 25-year-old sister lives in Tokyo and was in a train on the way to the airport when the huge earthquake hit.Trying to get in touch after the quake, the biggest problem was that the mobile phone network wasn’t working — not for voice calls, at least. (Not a surprise, […]
For sys admins who want to have a life, here’s your life saver. Rackspace, today, released a new version of its Rackspace Cloud iPhone and iPad app, which lets you run your web empire on the Rackspace Cloud. Here I interview the developer who built it, Mike Mayo.
[credit provider=” clared23 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarice77/2551201595//”] There are plenty of apps for group sharing at a distance, but what about sharing with others when you’re right next to them?Bump Technologies LLC has been trying for a few years to make their flagship app, Bump, the equivalent of a digital high-five.
One of the things I loaded on my iPhone this week in preparation for SXSW is Bizzy, which is a new location-based app that will help you find businesses near you. Sort of like a cross between Foursquare and Yelp. But they have an interesting idea, called “check out” where […]
Major League Baseball, like most big app publishers, has started making mobile apps for Google Android over the last couple of years, as Android-based smartphones have become very popular.But the app selling experience — especially for MLB and other premium publishers — is still much better at Apple’s iOS App […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] OK, how many apps do we need to communicate our location with services and each other? Let’s see, these are the apps I’m currently using. You can see links to my accounts most of these things on the recently revamped Google Profiles.1. Long in advance. Plancast, Lanyrd, […]
We thought for sure Android’s Market for apps would have blown past, or at least caught up to Apple’s iPhone App Store by now, but a look at the most recent numbers show it still has some work to do.
A nice milestone for Shopkick, the sort-of “Foursquare for shopping” app: It has passed the 1 million users mark, Shopkick cofounder and CEO Cyriac Roeding tells us.
The hot startup of the minute in San Francisco is Yobongo, an iPhone chat app that launched today after several months of beta testing.
Apple’s 30% tax on subscriptions purchased through iPhone and iPad apps has made a lot of people angry, either because they think it’s unfair, or it’s exorbitantly high, or they can’t afford it, or whatever.
Twitter has updated its iPhone app with a bunch of new features. One of them, the “trend bar” at the top, lets you flip between trending topics on Twitter, in case the normal tweets in your feed are too boring.
[credit provider=”C2 Technologies via TPM”] The United States Army is now using smartphones to train missile crews. New Patriot Missile crew members, as part of their training, will hone their skills in a specialised iPhone application suite when not engaging in standard in-classroom and in-field operations.Virginia’s C2 Technologies has been […]
Turner Sports, CBS, and the NCAA announced today that March Madness On Demand will be free this year for iPhone and iPad users. (It cost $10 last year to watch live video.)
NYC startup GameChanger Media, which helps baseball and softball teams keep score of games and keep track of stats, just scored a big partnership with CBS Interactive’s MaxPreps.com.
[credit provider=”Mogwee”] Ning, the “build your own social network” platform co-founded by Marc Andreessen, is launching an entirely new business tonight, an attempt to capture part of the fast-growing mobile chat and social networking industry.The new product, “Mogwee,” is basically a fun, real-time, mobile chat service, for both 1-on-1 and […]
Major League Baseball’s excellent “At Bat” app for iOS launched today, and it’s quickly been shooting up the App Store sales charts.
Google has suddenly pulled the popular Visual VoiceMail app from the Android Marketplace, seemingly because of a dispute over in-app payments, according to GigaOm.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Instagram, the hot iPhone photo sharing service, is launching its real-time API today so developers can start harvesting your Instagram photos into their apps.This way, apps like Foodspotting and sites like TheFancy.com will be able to pull in your Instagram activity in real-time, so you don’t have to […]
[credit provider=”Benjamin Boccas” url=”http://ouriel.typepad.com/myblog/bio.html”] AppsFire is an app that helps you discover other apps on iPhone, Android and other platforms.We caught up with Co-Founder Ouriel Ohayon to talk about the emerging app economy, which is already a billion dollar market. For mobile app developers, getting discovered is a huge deal, […]
[credit provider=”Hipmunk”] Online flight booking service Hipmunk released its iPhone app yesterday, and today the company took the stage at Launch to explain its pitch.
Zepp just finished demonstrating a cool mobile app for golfers at the Launch conference in San Francisco: GolfSense will use a wireless sensor to analyse your golf swing and then send the results to your mobile phone.
Echoecho is a location-based service that answers the simple question: where are my friends right now?
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is taking a close look at Apple’s policies for in-app purchases after a series of reports showing that kids ran up huge tabs without realising what they were doing.The Washington Post reports that the FTC sent a letter to Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts saying […]
The idea: Instead of spending hours putting together a bibliography, simply scan the barcode of the books with this app and voila — you have an instant list.
If you completely forgot about Valentine’s Day and are still scrambling to find a gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend, look to your iPhone for some inspiration.
[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/nba-jam-by-ea-sports/id402370879?mt=8″] Get ready for some mid-90s nostalgia.EA Games has brought an updated version of NBA Jam to the iPhone and it’s awesome.
The idea: CapturenGo is a brilliant tool that lets you store pics of receipts, taken with your smartphone, in an online account. You can then use that data to create an Excel spreadsheet of your expenses. And the digital receipts are IRS-approved. Perfect for tax prep!
The idea: Can’t remember if you committed a sin today? Confession: A Roman Catholic App will not only identify your wrongdoings, it will also keep track of your sinning ways.
[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/confession-a-roman-catholic/id416019676?mt=8″] An iPhone confessional has been officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church, according to ABC News.A $1.99 app, Confession is meant to “invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology.”
[credit provider=”koka_sexton/Flickr Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikoka/”] In addition to making phone calls and playing your media, your mobile device can be an awesome productivity manager.Getting focused and buckling down can be hard, but when everything’s written down in front of you, it gets easier.
Last week Apple announced 10 billion apps downloaded in addition to 10 billion songs downloaded so far which are almost mind-boggling numbers, and gives you a good sense of the magnitude of the app economy in the new mobile world order.
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] New to Groupon? Don’t worry, we got you covered.Groupon already has plenty of exposure, but expect to see more people signing up after yesterday’s controversial Super Bowl commercial.
[credit provider=”Orcik Dot Net” url=”http://orcik.net/”] National Public Radio fans, hold your branded tote bags closely – you have unlimited access to over 500 NPR stations around the country and on-demand access to more than 1,000 archived programs with your iPhone.Using the Public Radio Player app means being able to listen […]
The idea: If you’re a nerd who spends more time buying IPhone apps than buying girls drinks, you might find yourself wondering, “Where the ladies at?” Enter this app. Wheretheladies.at uses data from Foursquare to literally point you in the direction of the nearest female. Whose idea: Jeff Hodsdon and […]
Path, the mobile photo-sharing startup led by former Facebook exec Dave Morin, just raised $8+ million in new financing from Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures.
Instagram, the red-hot iPhone photo startup, just made a couple big announcements:
Shopkick, a mobile startup that is sort-of “Foursquare for shopping,” is finally starting to share some of its growth statistics. And they’re impressive!
[preserve] [/preserve] Google Android has passed Apple’s iPhone in market share, but Apple’s iOS is still a much better apps platform. Rana Sobhany just wrote a book about creating, marketing, and selling apps, called Mobilize, and she explains why Apple is destroying Google’s Android in the app space.
The idea: This app connects 911 dispatchers with citizens, so if someone is having a cardiac emergency, people in the vicinity will be notified. It even provides the victim’s address and the location of the nearest defibrillator. So far it’s only available in the San Ramon, California area, but the […]
[preserve] [/preserve] Rana Sobhany, world-famous iPad DJ and former mobile ad startup exec, just wrote a book called Mobilize, where she covers the best ways to market and sell iPhone and iPad apps.
CNN Money recently released a list of the best jobs in America in terms of growth and pay.
Disney just hired away a key exec from gaming giant Electronic Arts.
Google knows it has a problem with Android users not purchasing enough apps through the Android Market.
[credit provider=”IDC” url=”http://www.appcelerator.com/company/survey-results/mobile-developer-report-january-2011/”] Apple just reached its 10 billionth app download over the weekend, and yet, the app world is still in its nascent stages.Developers are just starting to move past the “exploration” phase of mobile apps, and are now moving into the “acceleration” phase, according to data from IDC.
[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/i-am-t-pain/id314652382?mt=8″] Smule, the company that makes super-popular music apps/games for the iPhone and iPad, says it plans to double its staff size in 2011.It currently has 23 employees, so doubling would take it to almost 50.
[credit provider=”Cult of Mac”] Gail Davis hates telemarketers. Hates ’em. Hangs up on their ilk as soon as she hears a wisp of their tortured, desperate breath over the telephone. Sadly, this same hatred nearly cost her family a cool $10,000 gift card.You see, as Apple is wont to do […]
Apple announced yesterday that more than 10 billion iPhone and iPad apps have now been downloaded from the App Store.
[credit provider=”Data from DistinctDev, table by Business Insider”] Here’s another data point to drive home the fact that Apple had a massive Christmas.Downloads of popular app The Moron Test soared in the Christmas week compared to a non-holiday week, outpacing growth in Android easily.
[credit provider=”iPhone screenshot”] Picplz, the mobile photo sharing startup, just announced that it’s starting to take applications to beta test its forthcoming API.Picplz CEO Dalton Caldwell tells us that the plan is to eventually have both “read” and “read/write” APIs, so other apps and services can both see photos that […]
Apple released a list of the all time most popular free iPhone apps.
Ever wanted to know what the most popular iPhone apps of all time are?
[credit provider=”Starbucks.com” url=”http://assets.starbucks.com/assets/960b83c436e34f5ea4a1e5c7e6d5191e.jpg”] Starbucks is rolling out its mobile payment nationwide. You can now use an iPhone app to pay for your morning frappalatta.We think it could be a very big deal for mobile payments.
Google released its second location app this week, and there’s already a lot of buzz building in the App Store.
[credit provider=”iPhone screenshot”] Picplz, the well-funded mobile photo sharing service, just pushed out an update to its iPhone app. It should be available now in Apple’s App Store.Like Instagram, Picplz lets you take photos, add cool-looking filters to them, and upload them to multiple places, such as Twitter and Facebook.
Apple iPhone developers seem super excited about the Verizon iPhone, which Verizon and Apple announced yesterday, and which will go on sale in early February.
Here’s a great app for anyone travelling abroad.SpeechTrans for iPhone can instantly translate voice recordings or text. You can also type a word or phrase for an instant text translation.
[credit provider=”Bizness Apps”] Bizness Apps, the startup that lets you create your own iPhone App online, released an update to its service today with a guarantee to finish your app for you if you run into trouble.It’s a good choice for novices with small businesses who don’t have the cash […]
Here are some hot trends: mobile, particularly the intersection of mobile and shopping, and health food. Now comes Fooducate, a new startup (and free iPhone app) that wants to help you make more healthy choices when you’re shopping. The company raised money from hyperactive superangel fund Kima Ventures.
Reports flooded Twitter and message boards this weekend that the iPhone’s alarm clock stopped working after Jan. 1.
With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it’s easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit. To combat this, app developers have taken advantage of mobile broadband access to bring free texting to your smartphone. And they’re not-surprisingly […]
[credit provider=”iTunes screenshot”] Disney’s Tapulous studio, the makers of the “Tap Tap Revenge 4” game for the iPhone and iPod touch, is having another huge Christmas. And it looks like it’s a big Christmas for the iPhone app economy in general.TTR4 has been the #1 free app for several days, […]
Facebook’s iPhone app, one of the most-downloaded of all time, and one of the first that many people download, is an interesting proxy for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch sales. And as expected, there was a big Christmas bump again this year.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Astroot” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/astroot/5248632873/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] As people unwrap their brand new iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads this Christmas break, they’re quickly heading to the App Store. (Don’t miss our lists of the 25 iPhone apps you need to install, and the 15 iPad apps you need to install.)That means the apps you’re […]
So you got a new iPhone or iPad touch for Christmas.
[credit provider=”Moron Test”] Are we about to see a breakout in toys based on iPhone apps?Angry Birds is already selling plush toys and it’s soon going to have some company from another best selling app.
[credit provider=”Flipboard” url=”http://www.flipboard.com/”] As Apple’s iPhone continued its popularity this year, and the iPad launched in April, many iOS app developers had an amazing year.These include some great games, some neat social tools, some big money-makers, some cool hardware add-ons, and some who pushed the limits on what Apple’s portable […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Jobs_WWDC07.jpg”] Yesterday, an app featuring WikiLeaks material was mysteriously pulled from Apple’s App Store.We reached out to Apple for comment on why it pulled the app and here’s what a representative told us:
Alright, admit it: you’re obsessed with the new Word Lens iPhone app too. If not, you’re about to be.
Apple has yanked a Wikileaks iPhone and iPad app from its App Store for no apparent reason, TechCrunch reports.
[credit provider=”Instagram for iPhone”] The hot, slightly hipsterish photo-sharing app Instagram has just hit 1 million users, the company’s founder tells NYT Bits Blog.The app stands out with the quirky, vintage-style filters users can add to their photos, as well as the overall slickness and ease of use of the […]
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Foursquare updated its iPhone app this morning to allow people to upload photos and comment on each other’s checkins.How’s it going? Pretty well so far: Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley tells us that Foursquare is already getting close to one photo upload per second.
Apple just made a big step in its iAd mobile advertising rollout: It just released a Mac app called “iAd Producer,” which lets anyone make iAds for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
[credit provider=”Word Lens for iPhone”] The Word Lens app hit the Apple App Store last week to a lot of hype.There’s a justification for the hype: Word Lens uses character recognition to instantly translate text it sees.
According to four job postings uncovered by Apple Insider, the company is looking for engineers with “experience developing navigation software.” This could mean that Apple is building turn-by-turn voice navigation into a future version of iOS, rather than relying on Google to provide it.
Remember that story where Steve Jobs supposedly got busted at a Japanese airport with ninja throwing stars? Apple PR called the story “pure fiction,” but the tale is now immortalised — for now, at least — in an iPhone game called “Ninja Steve.”
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