Dev

  • iPhone Devs: Lite/Free mobile apps really pay off


    The creator of iCombat wrote an analysis of his experience making and giving away a free “lite” version of his app alongside his paid, full version. The result? It makes economic sense to create a lite version early on and update it often to goose the users into downloading – and paying attention to – your app. His global conversion rate was 9% which meant that a… Read More

  • To charge or run ads? An iPhone dev's dilemma

    This is a guest post written by Bo Wang from iPhone app developer house Team iBokan, part of Bokan Technologies, about the lessons learned while conducting a pricing experiment on brick game Galaxy Impact, the company’s first iPhone application. For a different take on paid versus ad-supported iPhone apps, read our previous post. Galaxy Impact, a classic brick-break game and the… Read More

  • Trolltech Linux Phone For Application Developers

    Cell phone application developers have a new tool for developing future products. Trolltech has launched their Qtopia Greenphone, an open Linux mobile device that allows you to write and install your own apps, or tweak the ones that Trolltech has already installed. They say this allows developers to be able “to utilize communication functions and features found in today’s… Read More

  • Firefox 2 Available for Developers (And You)

    Desktoplinux.com went ahead and downloaded Mozilla’s Firefox 2 Beta 2 edition and were kind enough to do a rundown of the new features. Right now, it’s only available from Mozilla’s FTP site, here. It’s only supposed to be used by developers, but if you really just NEEEEED it now, here’s a rundown of the new features, as listed by the Firefox team: Read More

  • PS3 Development Kit and Screens

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    Don’t worry – that’s not what the final product will look like. That’s the PS3 dev kit in all her mad-eyed glory. There are even some… Read More