iOS apps

  • Ink’s New Mobile Framework Lets iOS Apps Talk To Each Other, Share Data (You Know, Like On Android)

    Ink’s New Mobile Framework Lets iOS Apps Talk To Each Other, Share Data (You Know, Like On Android)

    Ink, home to the Ink File Picker (formerly known as Filepicker.io), which lets developers integrate access to cloud services within their applications, is today launching its second product, Ink Mobile. This new iOS framework is designed to help mobile applications talk to each, too, rather than just with cloud services. And more importantly, it lets them share data. Read More

  • Crosswa.lk Debuts First Public-Facing Tool To Send iOS Apps From Web To Mobile, No Need To Launch iTunes

    Crosswa.lk Debuts First Public-Facing Tool To Send iOS Apps From Web To Mobile, No Need To Launch iTunes

    Crosswa.lk, a mobile application discovery which just over a year ago arrived on the iPhone as an improved version of Apple’s “Genius,” has been quietly building a new product over the past several months, as tides have turned against apps which serve to recommend or promote other apps. The new Crosswa.lk, instead of being a consumer-facing service, now offers tools to push… Read More

  • Apple App Store: 40B Downloads And Counting; 2B+ In December, ~20B In 2012

    Apple App Store: 40B Downloads And Counting; 2B+ In December, ~20B In 2012

    In a piece of classic Apple timing, Cupertino has just issued a press release to draw some eyeballs away from CES. Apple has announced that more than 40 billion apps have now been downloaded from its iOS App Store — with almost half of those downloads taking place last year, underlining the momentum powering its mobile ecosystem. The 40 billion figure excludes re-downloads and app updates. Read More

  • Chomp-Inspired iOS 6 App Store Redesign Could Impact Long Tail Of App Developers

    Chomp-Inspired iOS 6 App Store Redesign Could Impact Long Tail Of App Developers

    It appears that at least some of the innovations found in early 2012 Apple acquisition Chomp, a mobile app search and discovery platform, have made their way into the new iOS 6 App Store application. Screenshots from the beta version of Apple’s mobile operating system were posted by 9to5Mac.com and are now making their way around the web. The most notable Chomp-inspired characteristic in… Read More

  • Six Really Useful Apps For NYC

    Six Really Useful Apps For NYC

    Like everyone else in New York, I tend to have strong opinions on what places my friends (and foes) should or should not frequent while in NYC. While I don’t claim to know everything about this city and what treasures, I’ve learned a thing or two about differentiating the good from the awesome and bad over the last 6+ years. A recent influx of friendly faces from San Francisco… Read More

  • FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes

    FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes

    Developers are frustrated over what appears to be an issue with corrupt app store binaries being served by Apple, which is leading otherwise functional iOS and Mac applications to immediately crash upon launch. The issue was tipped to us by app developers and has also been making the rounds thanks to details shared by high-profile app developer Marco Arment of Instapaper. Read More

  • Music Streaming App Songza Surpasses 1 Million iOS Downloads In 10 Days

    Music Streaming App Songza Surpasses 1 Million iOS Downloads In 10 Days

    Last week, music curation and streaming service Songza launched an iPad app to join their already-available iPhone, Android, and web apps. And over the course of the last ten days, the company’s iOS apps have been downloaded more than 1.15 million times. This is a testament to how startups can disrupt crowded spaces as long as the core idea is solving the problem differently. Songza… Read More

  • 23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families

    23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families

    Another entry in the mobile-first, private social networking for families space (yes, apparently this is a thing now): 23snaps, a new iOS application that works like a mini-Facebook for posting status updates, photos and videos of your kids. The app isn’t anywhere near as dazzling as current private social network darling Path, but it’s a functional and easy-to-use alternative to… Read More

  • iPhone App Downloads Dropped Again In April, As Apple’s Bot Crackdown Continues

    iPhone App Downloads Dropped Again In April, As Apple’s Bot Crackdown Continues

    Mobile app downloads continued to decline in April and the cost to acquire loyal users picked up, reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu in its latest report out today. This downward trend was expected, as no major events sparked app discovery during the month, explains Fiksu CEO Micah Adler. However, mobile app marketers were particularly aggressive in the social networking and games… Read More

  • The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV

    The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV

    Developers don’t have to wait for a fully baked version of Apple TV to come out to get a feel for how their apps will play on the big screen. Although an eco-system for Apple TV apps does not yet exist, there are dozens of quality iOS applications that are best consumed on an HDTV via AirPlay Mirroring. Creating apps specific to the leaned-back setting of the living room requires more… Read More