iOS

  • Storehouse Now Lets You Tag Friends In Stories

    Storehouse Now Lets You Tag Friends In Stories

    Storehouse, the iOS-centric app for sharing stories from your photos and videos, now lets you tag friends in stories using the familiar ‘@-mention.’ In a world (read this in the trailer guy’s voice) where daily average users has become a better indicator of traction for social apps than everybody’s favorite metric, monthly actives, Storehouse’s focus on taking time… Read More

  • Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

    Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

    The impending sale of Nokia’s Here mapping division has put a sharp focus on the role that location and maps in particular are playing in the mobile world. And while we are seeing a number of big names emerge as potential Here suitors — they include the likes of Baidu, Uber, Facebook and more — an upstart in San Francisco is hoping to provide its own viable — and… Read More

  • Apple’s Home App For HomeKit Said To Include Virtual Rooms, Apple TV Hub

    Apple’s Home App For HomeKit Said To Include Virtual Rooms, Apple TV Hub

    Apple is thought to be gearing up to launch HomeKit soon, likely in time for WWDC next month. The software feature for iOS devices would allow control of connected home accessories that fit Apple’s posted requirements and use its developer tools through a central app potentially called “Home,” according to a new report from 9to5Mac. This is the first we’ve heard any kind… Read More

  • Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

    Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

    Today as expected, Microsoft announced that developers will be able to more easily bring their Android applications to Windows devices. The company said developers will be able to “reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code from an Android phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.” Developers will also be able to recycle their Objective-C apps for iOS using new tools… Read More

  • Next Version Of iOS Will Let You Download Free Apps And Other Content Without A Password

    Next Version Of iOS Will Let You Download Free Apps And Other Content Without A Password

    A forthcoming feature arriving in the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 8.3, could make it easier for developers of free applications to acquire new users. Thanks to a new option found under the “iTunes & App Store” section with the iOS Settings application, iOS device owners will be able to disable the password requirement for free apps and other downloads. Read More

  • Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

    Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

    For nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Chris Galzerano has been working on Playr, an app that lets anyone make their own games. Unlike engines and kits like Unity or GameSalad, Playr doesn’t require a powerful PC or professional-tier tools to get started — all development takes place in the phone. Read More

  • Launcher, The Banned iOS Widget That Let You Launch Other Apps, Is Back

    Launcher, The Banned iOS Widget That Let You Launch Other Apps, Is Back

    With iOS 8, Apple introduced a way for mobile applications to add widgets to its Notification Center that offered snapshots of information, like today’s weather, stock quotes, headlines, and more. But one clever app called Launcher took advantage of the new functionality to turn its widget into a tool that allowed you to tap to launch other apps installed on your phone. Last fall… Read More

  • Apple Launches An Invite-Only Beta Program For iOS

    Apple Launches An Invite-Only Beta Program For iOS

    Apple has launched a new beta program for iOS (via 9to5Mac), with the latest build of iOS 8.3 (which includes advanced Message filtration features) acting as the first seed. The expanded program allows non-developers to opt-in to receiving pre-release software builds on their device, and in exchange, Apple expects both patience with bugs and feedback regarding what needs fixing. The public… Read More

  • iOS Apps Can Now Be Twice As Big

    iOS Apps Can Now Be Twice As Big

    For the first time since the launch of the App Store, Apple has increased the maximum size allowed for apps and games distributed through its App Store. Read More