• StackMob Is 'Heroku For Mobile'. And Proud Of It. And Potentially Just As Huge.

    It was almost exactly two years ago that we first wrote about a company called Heroku. At the time, the Y Combinator startup was little more than a good idea: ease the development and deployment process a lot of other startups face by putting it in the cloud. Last month, Salesforce bought them for $212 million in cash. It’s no wonder that a new startup, StackMob, doesn’t mind… Read More

  • On iOS Devices, Native Apps Trump Web Apps (Infographic)

    Appsfire, one of the leading mobile app discovery platforms, has analyzed 1,000 devices from its users to gain some insight with regards to the native app vs. Web app debate. It’s 2011, so the research was of course comes accompanied by an infographic. The infographic, which you can find below, is pretty self-explanatory. While Web apps accessed through mobile phones become more… Read More

  • XBMC Now Works On Jailbroken iPhone, iPad

    You can now install XBMC on your jailbroken iPhone and iPad. It’s available on Cydia, which is the secret hideout for Apps that haven’t been authorized by Apple for sale on its App Store. It’s the full version of XBMC, too, not a “mobile” or “lite” version or anything like that. The handy embedded video shows the App running on an iPad. Read More

  • TestFlight: Super Simple, Over-The-Air App Beta Testing Comes To The iPhone

    If you’ve ever had to test an unreleased iPhone application or wanted to test yours with real world users, you’ll know what a pain it is. The UDID thing is bad enough, but the process of having to drag and drop .ipa and provisioning files to the copy of iTunes on the computer you sync with is ridiculous. Why on Earth can’t you do this over the air? That’s exactly… Read More

  • New Photo Apps Surface In iOS 4.3

    With the release of the latest developer’s iOS 4.3 Beta 2, we get more insight as to the features included with the iPad 2. It’s pretty much a joke at this point how easily all these features get spilled, because all of the developers have signed NDAs and are required not release this. It just spoils all the fun, right? Read More

  • New Multi-touch Gestures Will Not Be Available On iOS 4.3

    Last week, we showed you the new multi-touch gestures that Apple plans to add to the iPad with iOS 4.3. We thought they looked pretty cool and useful. Well it turns out the gestures were merely a test and we shouldn’t expect them in iPad’s next update. On the developer’s site: This feature will not be enabled in iOS 4.3 for customers, but [Apple is] providing this preview… Read More

  • Want To Top Apple's All-Time Top Paid Apps List? Sell A Ton Of Apps — Or Do This

    Last night, we pointed out that as a part of their countdown to 10 billion app downloads, Apple actually revealed the top all-time app downloads for paid iPhone apps, free iPhone apps, paid iPad apps, and free iPad apps. The top results seemed pretty straightforward, with a few oddities here or there. And there may be a good reason for such oddities. The system appears pretty easy to… Read More

  • In The Race To 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Uncovers The Top All-Time Apps

    In The Race To 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Uncovers The Top All-Time Apps

    If you had to guess what the top downloaded iOS app of all time was, what would you say? You’ll probably get it. It’s an obvious one. It’s Facebook. Number two is fairly easy too: Pandora. But did you know that number three is the Google Mobile App? I wonder what Apple thinks of that? As they countdown to 10 billion total app downloads, Apple has unveiled a page within the… Read More

  • iPhone User? 90% Chance You're On The Latest OS. Android User? 0.4% Chance

    iPhone User? 90% Chance You're On The Latest OS. Android User? 0.4% Chance

    As a member of the media, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nexus S running Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” a few weeks ago. It’s great, easily the best version of Android yet. I hope one day soon you all get to try it out. But the likelihood of that is pathetically small. In fact, don’t be surprised if Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” is out before most of you… Read More

  • The iOS App Store Is Just About To Pass 10 Billion Downloads

    Holy crap; remember when the App Store surpassing 1 billion downloads was a nearly mind-blowing feat? Less than 2 years later, Apple is just a few million copies of Angry Birds away from cracking past 10 billion. As with the 1 billion download landmark, Apple’s going to give away a $10,000 giftcard to whoever nabs that 10 billionth download. Sadly, you won’t be getting the iPod… Read More

  • Video Of Four- And Five-Finger Gestures On iOS 4.3

    It’s a good thing they implemented these, or they might have been left behind by the multi-screen desktops of both Android 3.0 and the Playbook. There isn’t much to say about the video (via MacRumors), but it’s nice to see it in motion. I suppose the apps must be left-to-right in order of being opened. Read More

  • What's New In iOS 4.3?

    It’s that time again, folks: Apple has just dropped a new build of iOS into the Developer Center, and people are already hard at work tearing it apart in search for all the little hidden gems within. You know what makes hard work easier? Team work! We’ll keep a running list of everything we’ve spotted that has made its way into iOS 4.3 — drop a comment and let us know… Read More

  • What iOS 4.3, And Specifically The New Multi-Touch Gestures, May Say About iPad 2

    What iOS 4.3, And Specifically The New Multi-Touch Gestures, May Say About iPad 2

    If there’s one thing that came out of CES this year, it’s that everyone, and I do mean everyone, wants a piece of the action that Apple absolutely dominates with the iPad right now. Tablets, tablets, tablet, tablets. We’ll see dozens upon dozens of them released this year. So how will Apple meet the onslaught? With the iOS 4.3 beta that just got pushed to developers today… Read More

  • Personal Hot Spot Coming To All iPhones In iOS 4.3?

    Are you bummed that the Verizon iPhone 4 will rock that super cool, MiFi-esque “Personal Hot Spot” feature, while your still-rather-shiny AT&T iPhone won’t? Don’t be too sad; it looks like that may be a temporary advantage. Read More

  • Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones In March

    BGR just confirmed that all iPhones great and small will soon be getting the Personal Hotspot feature, although the actual implementation will be carrier specific. Considering Verizon’s move to offer the service, however, I suspect AT&T will follow suit almost immediately. Read More

  • One More Thing: The Verizon iPhone Runs iOS 4.2.5

    In the demo area which Verizon and Apple opened up after their Verizon iPhone 4 unveiling today, we got some hands-on time with the actual device. As we were told during the event, the device is largely the same as the iPhone 4 on AT&T’s network, with some slight changes to the antenna on the side. And there’s one more thing: the Verizon iPhone is running an unreleased version… Read More

  • App-y Holidays: iOS Gorged, Android Stuffed, RIM Got Leftovers, Windows Phone Went Hungry

    There has already been plenty of data out there suggesting that Apple had a monster holiday season. We’ll know for sure in a few weeks when they announced their earnings. For now though, we have to go by what third-party developers are seeing when it comes to app download numbers. And one company, Flixster, has given us some key details of how their mobile installs broke down from… Read More

  • iPod Nano Kind Of Hacked

    It’s not much of a hack – JWhelton simply removed an app and looked at the underlying OS – but this is proof of concept stuff that shows that the iPod Nano is essentially a stripped-down iOS device with severe limitations. Read More

  • Many iPhone App Downloads Jumped 2-3X On Christmas

    It’s beginning to look like Apple may have had a very, very merry Christmas. Not that it should surprise anyone given how many of their products were on year-end “best-of” lists. But some data that has started to come in over the past few days points to Apple’s Christmas surge once again being led by the mainstays: the iPhone and iPod touch (and probably the iPad as… Read More

  • Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Lead The Way In Interactive iPhone Check-In Social Rewards

    Although I would rather die in a pit, bitten by rats and my flesh taken by necrosis than eat at Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr, you have to admit that they do have a compelling social media marketing plan. CKE Restaurants, owners of Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s and famous for making food that is less popular than McDonalds, have created a location-based “coupon game”… Read More