iOS

  • Facebook Launches New iOS Dev Center

    Facebook Launches New iOS Dev Center

    Facebook today announced a brand-new version of its Facebook SDK for iOS, offering a ton of new features and perhaps most notably, support for iOS 6. (More on all this in a bit). But the company is also introducing another major resource for its developer community: the launch of a new┬áiOS Dev Center, where it’s centralizing access to developer tools and resources. Read More

  • Fotopedia Partners With Expedia, Introduces In-App Hotel Reservations

    Fotopedia Partners With Expedia, Introduces In-App Hotel Reservations

    Fotopedia‘s travel apps have been downloaded over 12 million times since the company’s launch in 2011. Since then, the team has experimented with a number of monetization strategies, including paid apps, sponsorships and – most recently – its own ad platform. Today, the company is launching a partnership with Expedia that will make it easy for Fotopedia users to make… Read More

  • Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz

    Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz

    Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market analysis division of WPP, has today published its latest figures on mobile device sales across a number of key markets, and it looks like something of a milestone for Android: this is the first time in ComTech’s recording of sales that Android has accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales in the U.S., the biggest markets in Europe, and… Read More

  • Apple Responds To And Fixes App Crashing Issues, DRM Software To Blame

    Apple Responds To And Fixes App Crashing Issues, DRM Software To Blame

    Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it’s aware of the problem and is working on a resolution. For background, a serious problem has been discovered in the iOS and Mac App Stores which has been causing apps to immediately crash after users update to the most recent version. This is now day three of the… Read More

  • Hands On With Google Drive On iOS

    Hands On With Google Drive On iOS

    As promised at this morning’s Google I/O conference, Google has launched a version of its Google Drive application on iOS today, which offers native support for the service formerly known as Google Docs on both iPhone and iPad. The app is live now in iTunes, and looks to give competitor Dropbox a run for its money. Although Google Drive has offered a mobile web version of its service… Read More

  • Google Bows To Apple: Chrome On iOS Will Use Apple’s Slow UIWebView To Render Web Pages

    Google Bows To Apple: Chrome On iOS Will Use Apple’s Slow UIWebView To Render Web Pages

    Google is launching Chrome for iOS today. Many pundits assumed that Google was holding back Chrome from iOS because it couldn’t use its own rendering engine, however, Google just told us that Chrome will actually use the same rendering engine that Apple makes available to every other third-party developer on iOS. Read More

  • Gmail’s iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support, Stops Automatically Logging You Out

    Gmail’s iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support, Stops Automatically Logging You Out

    Google’s Gmail for iOS app had a bit of a rough start when it first went live last year (and by ‘rough start’ I mean it was pretty bad), and the search giant has been pushing out update after update since then to make the experience more worth using. Whether or not they’re making any progress on that front is up to you, but a new update for the app has just gone live… Read More

  • Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile

    Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile

    TuneIn, the popular guide to online radio stations, today announced that it has seen a 267% increase in the number of its mobile listeners over the last year. The company also announced that its listeners now use the service for significantly longer. Total listening hours on mobile, the company said, increased 348% over the last 12 months. The service, which is available on over 150… Read More

  • Better, Stronger, Faster: Tumblr 3.0 For iPhone Has Arrived

    Better, Stronger, Faster: Tumblr 3.0 For iPhone Has Arrived

    Ah, there’s nothing like the sweet smell of highly-anticipated app updates in the morning. As CEO David Karp promised at last week’s F.ounders conference, the new version of Tumblr’s iOS app has now arrived. And it’s a doozy. (I mean that in a very good way). The app is completely redesigned, a lot faster, and offers a ton of new features ranging from Spotify support… Read More

  • WNYC’s Radiolab Makes Mobile Debut With New iOS And Android Apps

    WNYC’s Radiolab Makes Mobile Debut With New iOS And Android Apps

    WNYC’s Radiolab has garnered plenty of acclaim since its first shows went on the air back in 2002, and now thousands of fans (including myself) tend to champ at the bit in anticipation of hearing Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich geek out on some new topic. Radiolab co-host Abumrad told me recently that a majority of Radiolab listeners get their fix from podcasts, and in an effort to put… Read More

  • Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

    Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

    For all its (largely software-based) shortcomings, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook really isn’t that bad a tablet, even if RIM ended up losing a fair bit of money on some of them. This past weekend, a user named BusinessCat2000 posted a video (see above) of his PlayBook running a slew of iOS apps on the CrackBerry forums. Jaws dropped, legality was questioned, advice was thrown around… Read More