Applications

  • AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

    AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

    Warsaw-based, three-person startup AppCod.es just released new tools that will appeal to mobile app developers, both of which are intent on helping developers achieve better ASO, or App Store Optimization. ASO is basically a new form of SEO, but instead of boosting search engine rankings, it’s about boosting the ranking of your mobile app in iTunes, the Android Market (I mean Google… Read More

  • Incentivized Installs Not All Bad, Says New Study…But Consider The Source

    Incentivized Installs Not All Bad, Says New Study…But Consider The Source

    Mobile users acquired through “incentivized” installs can be valuable, according to a new study, if managed properly. The term refers to users who download a mobile application in exchange for something else – usually in-game virtual currency or goods. Traditionally, these sorts of users are thought of as somewhat disposable, simply serving as a way to boost an… Read More

  • Mobile App Users Are Both Fickle And Loyal: Study

    Mobile App Users Are Both Fickle And Loyal: Study

    A study released by Massachusetts-based application analytics firm Localytics today confirms my suspicion that we both love — and are quickly bored by — our mobile applications. And, perhaps, that studies will confirm just about anything. In part 1 of its study, Localytics analyzed thousands of Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 apps. Using its realtime app… Read More

  • Palm pays developers to create applications

    Palm pays developers to create applications

    Palm certainly has been working on getting their app store populated. They kicked off a promotion back in February, which is ending soon, and has resulted in over 400 developers splitting up their share of a million dollars. Palm is also trying to increase interest in their applications by offering a 50% discount on the majority of their catalog, starting immediately. The good news for… Read More

  • DIY: Control your Hexapod robot with your iPhone

    Check out this custom made iPhone app that robotics student Robert Stephenson created. Robert wrote this app to control his Hexapod robot using the the user inputs on the iPhone. Read More

  • Allmyapps updates its iTunes-for-apps, we have beta invites

    Allmyapps updates its iTunes-for-apps, we have beta invites

    [France] I first learned of Allmyapps at Le Web ’09 when the company’s CEO Thibauld Favre, and co-Founder Aranud Coulondre, grabbed my attention and enticed me into a demo. I nearly missed my flight. Allmyapps, a small but ambitious startup based in France, aims to become the “iTunes for software applications” as Thibauld puts it, bringing simple 1 click… Read More

  • Phoenix Freeze logs you off when you walk away from your PC

    Phoenix Freeze logs you off when you walk away from your PC

    If you’ve never worked in an office where an unsuspecting co-worker gets an e-mail sent out on his or her behalf announcing that happy hour drinks are on the house, you haven’t LIVED! It’s the perfect way to teach someone that they should always, always, lock their computer whenever they head over to the break room to find that someone drank all the coffee and didn’t… Read More

  • Myspace for BlackBerry gets updated to v1.5

    Myspace for BlackBerry gets updated to v1.5

    Not looking the soon-to-be-released Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 get all the glory, Myspace has gone and loosed v1.5 of their own application. Our BlackBerry handset is giving us all sorts of trouble right now, so we’re not having any luck testing it out for ourselves – so let us know in the comments how it is. Read More

  • MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT professor Hal Abelson started today’s final presentation for the school’s “Building Mobile Applications” class by saying, “A course like this couldn’t have existed ten years ago‚Ķ maybe not even a year ago. Courses like this right now are unique, but in two years they’ll be completely ordinary.” What’s extraordinary is that on top of… Read More

  • RIM makes the BlackBerry Application Center official

    RIM makes the BlackBerry Application Center official

    A few weeks back, a sneak peek of a still-in-the-works BlackBerry App Center made its way out. Now RIM’s gone and given it the official treatment by way of press release. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of bad news right off the bat: While the BlackBerry Storm is expected to launch in November, the BlackBerry App Center won’t debut until March of 2009 – nearly five full… Read More

  • Right before launch, Google strips down the App Market for a bit of polish

    Right before launch, Google strips down the App Market for a bit of polish

    Yesterday morning, a sizable chunk of the T-Mobile G1 pre-orders showed up prior to their expected arrival date of October 22nd. Filled with new-toy glee, the new Android users tore their boxes open, poked and prodded at the screen.. but something was wrong. Reviews said something about there being 50+ applications already available in the Android App Market. Even immediately after the device… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Application Center is RIM's answer to the iPhone App Store

    The BlackBerry Application Center is RIM's answer to the iPhone App Store

    You’re looking at the BlackBerry Application Center, RIM’s answer to Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market. Same basic concept as the other two—you browse and buy applications that enhance your BlackBerry experience. The Application Center—we’re running out of variants of the term “application store!”—is set to debut with… Read More

  • PhoneSaber returns to the App Store as Lightsaber Unleashed

    PhoneSaber returns to the App Store as Lightsaber Unleashed

    After disappearing off the app store for just over a month following an amicable take down request by THQ Wireless/LucasArts, the iPhone lightsaber simulator PhoneSaber has returned. Its got a new name and a new look, but all of the accelerometer based lightsaber swinging good times remain. Rather than being lame and just yanking the idea for themselves, THQ Wireless brought the original… Read More

  • NetNewsWire iPhone app usage stats released

    NetNewsWire iPhone app usage stats released

    This morning, NewsGator released a small batch of usage statistics for the free iPhone RSS aggregator NetNewsWire, a port of the OS X application of the same name. According to the blog post by Josh Larson, NewsGator’s Community Manager, NetNewsWire has already seen over 200,000 downloads, 115,000 of which have signed up over the last 30 days. On average, NetNewsWire for iPhone… Read More

  • Video released demonstrating Google-powered Android apps

    Just in time to ride the tide of excitement from today’s G1 announcement, Google has released a video detailing all of the “google goodies that come preloaded” on the handset: Search, Maps, Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, and IM (Google Talk), with a strong emphasis on the over-the-air sync functionality. I can’t imagine what the “erick.the.cyclist@gmail.com”… Read More

  • XBMC rolls into Beta for OS X, Windows, and Linux

    XBMC rolls into Beta for OS X, Windows, and Linux

    We’ve touched on it before, but to recap: Back in the day when modding your Xbox was a criterion of geekdom, Xbox Media Center was king. Pictures, videos, file streaming, skinning, application launching, script support – you name it, and Xbox Media Center could probably get it done. With its awesome codec support and surprisingly vast functionality, it quickly built up a… Read More

  • Bakelite rotary style iPhone dial, the epitome of functionality

    Bakelite rotary style iPhone dial, the epitome of functionality

    So, you’ve got a snazzy new iPhone. You like it alright, but wouldn’t it be better if Apple had just made dialing a number on the touchscreen really, really difficult? Don’t worry – MildMannered Industries understands. That’s why they’ve created Bakelite, a rotary phone style dialer for the iPhone. Why spend 4 seconds dialing a number when you can spend… Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone

    OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone


    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone

    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • App Store apps cannot tell you "WHA HAPPEN!?"

    App Store apps cannot tell you "WHA HAPPEN!?"

    Listen, App Store lovers, when your apps fail, don’t blame the developers. They’re suffering too. See, the iPhone SDK has a few issues, especially in error collection. While developers can see quite a bit of debug information in XCode, once an application crashes, the report is written to the iPhone and is completely inaccessible. Another problem? The crash report offers no context… Read More