iOS

  • Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Cloud Engines, Inc., makers of the Pogoplug line of devices and accompanying software, are launching a new hardware product today called Pogoplug Mobile. The device works like the company’s current Pogoplug product – you attach your hard drive or drives, plug it into your router and instantly have your own personal cloud. In short, it’s like a NAS (network-attached storage)… Read More

  • PlayHaven’s New Platform Lets iOS Developers Tweak Their Apps On The Fly

    PlayHaven’s New Platform Lets iOS Developers Tweak Their Apps On The Fly

    The iOS App Store is quite the volatile place. Even if you manage to fight your app up to the top of the charts, keeping it up there is an entirely new challenge. You’ve got to know exactly what’s working with your users — and more importantly, you’ve got to be able to mix things up quickly when you find things that aren’t. Alas, mixing things up quickly on the… Read More

  • Appsfire Announces Open Source UDID Replacement For iOS: OpenUDID

    Appsfire Announces Open Source UDID Replacement For iOS: OpenUDID

    Appsfire, a mobile application marketing platform, is introducing its own solution for the issue created by Apple’s decision to phase out developer access to the UDID (unique device identifier) on iOS devices. It’s called OpenUDID. As you may have guessed by the name, this is an open source UDID initiative. In other words, it’s an attempt at creating a non-proprietary… Read More

  • Strobe Launches Game-Changing HTML5 App Platform

    Strobe Launches Game-Changing HTML5 App Platform

    Today, Strobe Inc. is launching a new platform that helps developers build HTML5-based Web applications for desktops, smartphones and tablets, and centrally manage them from a single interface. The launch is a major leap forward in HTML5 app development. From one interface, teams can manage code (both test code and production code), configure the app’s deployment across platforms… Read More

  • Why Kik Loves Windows Phone 7 (Spoiler: It Boosts Android And iOS User Growth)

    Why Kik Loves Windows Phone 7 (Spoiler: It Boosts Android And iOS User Growth)

    Exclusive – Talk about a halo effect. Kik, a developer of cross-platform mobile communication apps, says something really strange happened when they launched their Windows Phone 7 application last June: user growth across the iOS and Android platform both accelerated significantly. Turns out every registered user of the Windows Phone 7 Kik Messenger app is ‘worth’ 2.53 users… Read More

  • Nextpeer Lets Mobile Developers Turn Single-Player Games Into Multi-Player Games

    Nextpeer Lets Mobile Developers Turn Single-Player Games Into Multi-Player Games

    Nextpeer is a newly launched mobile developer toolkit that lets game developers quickly and easily add multi-player gaming to their single-player games. With Nextpeer’s tournament and social SDK (software development kit), developers can add customizable features that enable their game’s users join real-time, social tournaments where they compete against other users for top scores… Read More

  • Apple Adds Earthquake Warning To Japanese iOS

    Apple Adds Earthquake Warning To Japanese iOS

    The Japanese version of iOS 5 will have a special notifications widget: a setting to turn on instant messages from Japan’s earthquake early warning system. The system is so sensitive that it could reduce your battery life as it polls the warning servers constantly. Read More

  • HP To Apple: You Win.

    HP To Apple: You Win.

    As I write this, I’m sitting in a cafe. Around me, there are five people on laptops — four of them are MacBooks. Four other people are using tablets — all four are iPads. Welcome to the Post-PC world. That phrase was one of the first things that jumped to my mind today when I heard the news that HP was not only killing off their TouchPad and Pre webOS-based products, but… Read More

  • Apple, It’s Time To Block iOS 5 Beta Users From Reviewing Apps

    Apple, It’s Time To Block iOS 5 Beta Users From Reviewing Apps

    “Yeah, each new iOS announcement is very… bittersweet. We love it because it means new APIs for us to build on, bug fixes for things we’ve had to work around, and, ideally, more people buying the platform we build for. But then we spend months getting slammed by bad reviews, all written by people who just don’t understand: until the release goes gold, beta-specific bugs are… Read More

  • Sincerely Launching An iOS Photo App Monetization Platform: Picture Printing For All

    Sincerely Launching An iOS Photo App Monetization Platform: Picture Printing For All

    You may recall that back in April, Postagram launched as a way to transform your Instagrams into physical picture postcards and deliver them for $0.99. A few month later, PopBooth launched as a way to use your iPhone/iPad as a photo booth complete with the picture print outs. These apps, while great themselves, were tests for Sincerely’s platform. A platform which today they’re… Read More

  • Skype Launches New Wi-Fi Finder for iOS

    Skype Launches New Wi-Fi Finder for iOS

    Skype just launched a new iOS application that lets users locate Wi-Fi hotspots where they can pay for access using Skype Credit. It currently supports over 1 million hotspots worldwide, including those found in hotels, airports, train stations, convention centers, bars and restaurants.  The advantage of using this app over buying a voucher directly with the hotspot service provider is that… Read More

  • W3i Launches New Service For iOS Game Developers

    W3i Launches New Service For iOS Game Developers

    Monetization and distribution network for app developers, W3i, is today announcing a program specifically for iOS Game Developers. The new service, now in beta, is simply being called “Games Platform,” the company says. And its goal will be to solve the challenges facing game developers such as server set-up, maintenance, security, storefronts and analytics. Read More

  • Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    At this point, it’s already clear that the iPhone has become the camera many people use on a daily basis. The iPhone 4 is now by far the most popular camera on Flickr (and that’s true even though it’s being undercounted — likely drastically). And apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic, and Camera+ are exploding in usage, despite being iPhone-only. But some upcoming changes… Read More

  • iOS App Scans Printed Music Notes, Plays Them In Real-Time (Video)

    iOS App Scans Printed Music Notes, Plays Them In Real-Time (Video)

    I am extremely unmusical (on the verge of being tone-deaf) so I can’t decide whether this new iPhone app is good or bad: Japan-based musical instrument maker Kawai has developed a camera app that scans music notes printed on paper and plays them back in real-time. Dubbed Gakufu Camera [JP], the app is said to be the first of its kind. Read More

  • The Smartphone Salad Days Are Over

    The Smartphone Salad Days Are Over

    Horace Dediu notes that Nokia and RIM are on a precipitous decline and that it is now, in short, a two horse race: Apple v. Android. The age of the smartphone – an era where anyone with a keyboard and some apps could make it in the world marketplace – is over. I’d call this, now, the Age of Fragmentation – new devices are overlapping each other from both sides of the… Read More

  • Skyfire’s VideoQ Lets You Save Flash Videos To Watch On Your iPhone Later

    Skyfire’s VideoQ Lets You Save Flash Videos To Watch On Your iPhone Later

    Until Adobe and Apple work out their differences (Yeah, right) or the entire Internet miraculously switches to using HTML5 for all video content, the Skyfire browser will always have one steadfast selling point: through some on-the-fly conversion magic, it can play back Flash video content on iOS devices. The problem: outside of its Flash shortcomings, Safari is great. Most people probably… Read More

  • Qualcomm’s Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS

    Qualcomm’s Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS

    Back around July of last year, Qualcomm launched a software development kit for building Augmented Reality apps on Android. The idea was to allow Android developers to build all sorts of crazy AR stuff without having to reinvent the wheel by coding up their own visual-recognition system. It is, for lack of a better word, awesome. And now it’s available for iOS. Read More

  • Facebook Will Bring Credits To Mobile Browsers

    Facebook Will Bring Credits To Mobile Browsers

    Over a month ago, we first reported on Project Spartan, Facebook’s secret plan to bring applications to the mobile web via HTML5. Facebook is working with teams of third-party developers that they call their “Spartans” and hope to unveil the project later this summer. As we noted, the key to all of this is really Credits. Right now, Facebook has no way to make money on any of… Read More

  • Apple Releases Another Security Update With iOS 4.3.5

    Apple Releases Another Security Update With iOS 4.3.5

    Apple’s none too fond of nasty security flaws lurking about in iOS, and they’re not above cracking out rapid-fire updates to prove it. Just 10 days after the release of iOS 4.3.4 (which existed almost solely to kill off a potentially nasty PDF exploit), they’re back with another one: iOS 4.3.5. Read More

  • Android vs. iOS: The Heated Battle Over Mobile Advertising [Infographic]

    Android vs. iOS: The Heated Battle Over Mobile Advertising [Infographic]

    With U.S. mobile ad revenues expected to hit $2.8 billion by 2015, according to BIA/Kelsey, it’s becoming pretty clear that mobile advertising is growing like gangbusters. This is largely thanks to the rising ubiquity of smartphones, as comScore showed in its May report, which included the eye-grabbing fact that 76.8 million Americans now own a smartphone. Of course, the big players… Read More