How did Smule’s Magic Piano application make it to number 3 on the paid iPad app charts?
In the two weeks since the iPad was released, The Wall Street Journal got more than 3,200 new subscribers to pay up for their iPad only-subscription, according to a memo sent to us by WSJ managing editor Robert Thomson.The Wall Street Journal iPad edition costs $17.29 a month, or a […]
It’s slow, sites don’t look like they’re supposed to in it, and all the clunky design flourishes only serve to make the actual browser window too small.
[credit provider=”Apple”] Weather HD, a $0.99 weather application for the iPad, is currently the number three most popular application in the App Store.It reached those heights even though there are a bunch of great free weather apps available for the iPad.
There’s a new king of Apple’s App Store. Doodle Jump is now the most downloaded paid app of all time, according to its one of its creators, Igor Pusenjak.
[Editor’s note: Andrew Weissman is founder and COO of Betaworks, a Bit.ly and TweetDeck investor. This post was originally published on his personal blog.]
Three and half minutes into this interview with star FOX Business reporter Shibani Joshi, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen begins talking about Apple’s decision to ban Adobe’s Flash from its iPhone, iPad, and iPods. He says “flash is synonymous with the Internet” and that Apple “hurts customers.” Watch:
If you’ve ever wished you could watch live cable news on your iPhone, today is your lucky day.
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[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Though iPhone OS 4’s real potency will come when developers seize the new tools and build multitasking apps that do crazy, crazy things, many of the OS’s inherent secrets are coming to light.You might have spotted some of these screens in our thorough hands-on videos, but most […]
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Apple continues to penetrate the enterprise mobile market. According to ChangeWave Research estimates (via FT), the iPhone‘s share of the corporate smartphone market rose to 27% in February, up from 22% in November. Google’s Android, meanwhile, doubled to 7%. Research in Motion (Blackberry) was still dominant but flat […]
Apple pissed off quite a few developers this week when it changed language in the software development kit for the next version of the iPhone operating system.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Steve Jobs has responded to a couple more emails — this time questions about the new iPhone developer rules, which prevent anyone from using Adobe’s Flash on the iPhone (and have infuriated many developers and Adobe employees.)(This habit of Steve’s of responding to emails is remarkably winning, […]
In this week’s sadly-still-monotasking app roundup:
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Adobe just ratched up the rhetoric in its battle with Apple.Platform evangelist Lee Brimelow just wrote on The Flash Blog, “Go screw yourself Apple.”
With Apple’s latest iteration of the iPhone software, it added language that effectively bars developers from building applications using anything but Apple’s pre-approved set of tools.
One of the seven major new features Apple announced in its iPhone OS 4.0 presentation yesterday was Game centre, a social gaming platform for Apple gadgets.
Apple’s mobile gaming platform is huge compared to its rivals. During its iPhone OS 4 presentation Scott Forstall, SVP iPhone software, flashed this slide.
Section 3.3.1. of Apple’s new iPhone developer licence might be illegal as an “insane” restraint of trade, writes Hank Williams.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] After Apple announced its new mobile ad format we reached out to a source who works on ad products for Google to get a take.Our source admits a bias, but adds, “I am representing the views of my customers.”
[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/”] Apple unveiled its iAd mobile advertising product today. The big idea is to help developers make more money off their apps — particularly free apps — through ads that look better than the iPhone ads offered so far. Apple will offer developers 60% of ad revenue, and […]
Joe Hewitt, the guy who made Facebook‘s very popular iPhone app, is “angry” about changes Apple made today to it’s iPhone software developers kit (SDK).
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Steve Jobs gave a big presentation on what’s coming in the next version of the iPhone operating system.He said there will be 1,500 new APIs for developers. Of that, he highlighted 7 big new features.
[credit provider=”Nick Ogawa” url=”http://nickogawa.com/”] After presenting all the updates to the new iPhone, gdgt reports Steve Jobs was asked, whether Apple would allow “unsigned applications like Android and Palm OS.”Steve Jobs response to that, per gdgt, “There’s a porn store for Android… you can download it, your kids can download […]
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Apple just unveiled the next version of its iPhone operating system, iPhone OS 4. It’ll be available this summer, and we expect Apple to unveil new iPhones at its WWDC conference in a few months.The new software answers many developers’ and consumers’ requests, especially with features like […]
[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://live.gizmodo.com/”] Apple is now taking the wraps off its mobile advertising platform, the iAd.Steve Jobs says most mobile advertising sucks, so Apple will try to produce a better product.
Apple just announced that it would make iBooks available for the iPhone.
[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://live.gizmodo.com/”] Apple just announced that it will be adding multitasking and background support to the iPhone this summer.One of the multitasking services is a VoIP API.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Steve Jobs just confirmed that the next major iPhone software update will include multitasking.
[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5509821/apple-next-generation-iphone-os-event-april-8″] Apple will be unveiling the latest updates to its iPhone operating system today in San Francisco at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern.We’ll provide coverage of the event as it goes along, but if you can’t wait until then we’ve assembled all this things that we think will […]
It’s a busy week for mobile advertising:
Around Christmas, iPhone app developers LOVE to brag about how many apps they sold. The numbers are often huge.
Apple’s new iPad could have a beneficial effect on Apple’s mobile war with Google: It could delay or diminish some iPhone developers’ interest in making apps for Google’s Android platform.
[credit provider=”community.bikehugger.com” url=”http://community.bikehugger.com/entry/6a00d834533a7a69e20128777f674a970c”] From Entrepreneur:
Apple will share a preview of its forthcoming iPhone OS 4 this Thursday at a company event.
[preserve] [/preserve] It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball! This year, we’ll get the new experience of watching games on an iPad. We spoke to MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman about his new iPad app and his big new deal with ESPN.
[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5509821/apple-next-generation-iphone-os-event-april-8″] Apple is holding an event this Thursday, April 8, to unveil the next generation of its iPhone OS.It just sent out invitations for “for a sneak peek of the next generation of iPhone OS software.”
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] If you’re buying an iPad this weekend, and you want to play some of the best games, get ready to open your wallet wider than you might expect.Compared to its iPhone offerings, Electronic Arts is charging a significant premium for its iPad applications.
[credit provider=”FAIL blog”] Privacy issues aside, helping people protect their children from sex offenders is an admirable goal.But the name needs some work.
Top Apple analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray is the latest to build on the notion that Apple will build its own search engine in a note on Apple’s battle with Google.
Maybe it’s just good editing in the trailer, but this forthcoming iPhone/iPad game from Linkin Park — yes, the band from a decade ago — looks like it might be all right. “Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion” is a throwback to 8-bit Nintendo games — which Nintendo refuses to make for […]
The first applications for Apple’s iPad will cost roughly double their iPhone equivalent, according to a brief analysis we performed on leaked screenshots of the iPad App Store.
Four developers who were recently fired by Electronic Arts have decided to make iPhone games, and their first game is mostly about mocking their former employer, Pocket Gamer writes. They were among the 1,500 employees who were laid off after EA acquired storied house Pandemic Studios.
[credit provider=”Gizmodo”] In this week’s app roundup:Kingdoms, commanded!
Thought Apple’s war with Google was bad now? Wait until the mobile advertising fight really starts.
An early list of apps that Apple has approved to launch with the iPad has leaked, thanks to some digging through the iTunes database by PadGadget.
It’s time for the two most insular tech companies in the world to come together at last! That is, it’s time for Nintendo to make a game for Apple’s iPhone.
iPhone apps that route calls over the Internet — and don’t eat up your monthly calling allotment — are certainly not good news for wireless carriers. But they are not going to “blow up” the mobile industry, either.
Since Apple’s iPad will be released in the US before other countries, and Apple won’t send iPads to its main application developers, this puts non-US application developers at a disadvantage, writes TheNextWeb Australia.
The NYT’s David Pogue extolls the virtues and implications of an iPhone cell-phone app called Line2 that lets you bypass your cell carrier entirely.
Popular iPhone app Instapaper is going to be available on the iPad, “possibly even on day one,” says developer Marco Arment.
A new survey from comScore shows that prospective iPad users aren’t particularly excited about downloading applications.
[credit provider=”Nick Ogawa” url=”http://nickogawa.com/”] Foursquare has landed a deal with MTV and VH1 to let users of the location-based social network follow their favourite celebrities.The startup is adding a new ‘Celebrity Mode’ to its app which lets users ‘follow’ celebrities. The celebrities will then be able to decide whether their […]
has released a new iPhone app that lets users search for restaurants by “sketching” out an area on a map.
Apple continues to make smart changes to the iPhone App Store.
In this week’s reminiscent app roundup:
Apple’s iPhone App Store is still crushing its peers, especially in the number of applications available to consumers.
Ever wish you had a stylist? Well, there’s an app for that.
Following March Madness as closely as you should isn’t always easy.
Retro gaming fans are going to LOVE this one. SkiFree is now available as a free download for Apple’s iPhone!
New data from mobile application tracker Flurry reveals that 20% of the companies building iPhone applications started business specifically for the iPhone platform.
[credit provider=”Gizmodo”] In this week’s bipolar app roundup:Foursquare, squared!
Hearst’s LMK division is pumping out dozens of cheap iPhone apps to bring in a new revenue stream, the Wall Street Journal reports.Lead by executive vice president of Hearst Entertainment George Kliavkoff, LMK’s five-person team uses a simple template and creates a kind of “aggregator app,” gathering links to news […]
Apple is working on a solution to one of the iPhone’s biggest failings — lack of multi-tasking support for third party applications — AppleInsider reports.
The source code for reMail, the email app for the iPhone recently acquired by Google, is now open source and available on Google Code.
Tiger Woods lost a lot after his transgressions surfaced — millions of dollars in sponsorship deals and favourable public opinion.
The Washington Post, which has stated it doesn’t plan to build a New York Times-like paywall, is opening up another source of revenue: A paid iPhone app.
The first Google Buzz client is now in the app store, The Next Web’s Tim Difford reports.
In this week’s conservative, undersexed app roundup: Guitarists, assisted! Camera and video apps, replaced! Final Fantasy yearning, sated! Science, wielded like a sword! Birds, projectilized! Beautiful puzzles, conquered! And more…
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Apple has finally addressed the fact that its porn police are ridding the iPhone App Store of all apps involving boobs, sex, skin, bikinis, and sexual innuendo…except for apps with boobs, sex, skin, bikinis, and sexual innuendo produced by its friends in Big Media.
Apple marketing boss Phill Schiller talked to the New York Times yesterday, in an effort to explain why apps full of mostly naked women — like Playboy and the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition — continue to be available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, while similar apps from smaller developers are […]
If there’s anything that Apple has been consistent about since launching the iPhone App Store in 2008, it’s that it’s been wildly inconsistent.
Hot on the heels of our exposé about all the porn and sex apps in the App Store, (See: 15 Outrageous Sex Apps That Made It Into The iPhone App Store), Apple is apparently cleaning up shop.
Square is a new startup that will let you accept credit card payments on your iPhone, founded by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey. (One of several new ways to accept credit cards on an iPhone.)
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In this week’s world dominating iPhone app roundup: Your every whim, robotically indulged! Radio champagne, poured generously! Football stuff, assimilated! Your computers, turned into wirelessly controlled zombies! Death foods, avoided! And more..
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