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Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

Palm Pre Overhyped, and Why Roger McNamee Shouldn’t Speak In Public

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Currently burning through huge cash infusions from Venture Capital firm Elevation Partners, Palm has moved all their chips, their rolex and mortgage to the center of the table with the Pre.
In a matter of days Palm will be releasing the most overhyped device since the original iPhone. They’re calling it the Pre, which takes its [...]

The Palm Pre: Hope or Hype?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Let’s cut around the hype and get to the point. I’m hounding the release of the Palm Pre the same way I hounded the iPhone from January 2007 until that historic day in June. Maybe not with the same passion and intensity, but I’m definitely checking in on a daily basis to see what’s going [...]

Amazon Releases Kindle For iPhone Application

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Following on the heels of the Kindle 2’s recent debut, Amazon has released a free Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch that will give users access to their vast e-book library.

Dubbed “Kindle For iPhone,” the application will allow consumers to purchase and read Kindle books through an interface that the company describes as [...]

Apple Sr. Product Manager Talks About iPhone Gaming and App Store

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 has posted an interesting interview with Eric Jue, Apple’s senior product manager for iPhone worldwide product marketing. The interview touches upon Apple’s intentions with gaming and the possibility of an Xbox-live style games community.
The interview takes place in London, and among some of the most interesting responses given by Jue are in direct comparison [...]

Turn-by-Turn iPhone GPS Gets Demoed (w/Screenshots)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Turn-by-turn GPS functionality has been an exceedingly sought after feature since the launch of the iPhone 3G itself. It now appears that the Slovakian company, Sygic has developed a native iPhone application that does just that.

Images courtesy of The iPhone Blog
Making its debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress, this turn-by-turn GPS application comes [...]

Apple Says ‘Over 15,000′ Apps in the App Store

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Exactly one week ago, stories broke that Apple’s App Store had passed the 20,000 application mark. Yet Apple has just sent out an email claiming “over 15,000″ apps, not 20,000.

Recent reports claimed there were over 20,000+ apps, but Apple highlights 15,000
When word first broke about the app count, it was based on’s app tracker. [...]

App Store Wars: Taking the Fun Out of Flatulence [U]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

After we ran a story about two competing applications, NJection Mobile and Trapster, another iPhone developer has stepped up to expose what he sees as unethical and immoral tactics being used by his competition.
Air-o-matic makes Pull My Finger (iTunes link), which sells for $0.99. Competing developers InfoMedia Inc, make iFart Mobile (iTunes link), which also [...]

iPhone Developer Makes $600,000 From Clever Artillery iPhone Game

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple’s App Store can indeed be a strange place to do business. Even though the store has become a behemoth with over 20,000 apps available and 500 million apps downloaded, the success stories are few and far between when compared to how many developers are grinding away.
The latest comes from an iPhone developer named Ethan [...]

App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has recently passed the 20,000 application mark. While Apple recently showcased that half a billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store’s launch, the ratio compared to how many applications are actually available is quite interesting.
The application count tracker at (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When [...]

Japanese iPhone Application Turns the Device into a Full-Blown Web Server

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new iPhone application called, “ServersMan@iPhone,” which recently launched in Japan’s App Store, turns the device into a comprehensive web server.
Developed by Tokyo-based venture company, FreeBit, distinguished for delivering their network platform to numerous VNO/ISPs, the new application allows your iPhone to act and appear as any common web server would. Once [...]

App Store Improvements: Is Apple Listening?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since the App Store first launched, it has been met with heated backlash by many, joyous praise by others, and the inability to be matched by any of Apple’s competitors. Even though the App Store, and the business model surrounding it are great, the development community continues to brainstorm ways to make it better.
The [...]

Simulated Flash for iPhone Used In Online Ad Campaign

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not content with waiting for Apple and Adobe to align expectations with porting Flash over to the iPhone, a company called GreyStripe has developed a simulated Flash experience currently being used in advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilver’s Axe Brand bodyspray.
The simulated flash experience, which Greystripe is dubbing Rich Media Flash Ads for the [...]

Apple Launching a $19.99 Premium Game Section in App Store?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

It’s being rumored that Apple will be unveiling a new “premium games section” in the App Store sometime soon. No official date has been announced, but WWDC is being mentioned as a possibility for such an announcement. claims to have sources that have told them about the upcoming “premium” section.
Apple is planning to introduce a [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Check” (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple is pushing the iPhone’s potential as a software platform, and has released yet another new commercial titled “Check” showcasing how easy it is to “find an app for everything.”
Following two previous commercials (fix and read) nearly identical in composition to this one (only showcasing different apps), Apple continues to highlight the success of the [...]

Apple’s App Store Hits Half a Billion Downloaded Apps

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Apple today has changed the homepage of their website ( to reveal that users have downloaded nearly half a billion apps. This shows a semi-strong acceleration in the app store’s download rate since previous numbers were reported.

Back in December, Apple reported that they had passed the 10,000 application mark, and 300 million downloads. As you [...]

Apple Loosens Up 3rd Party Web Browser Restrictions in App Store [U]

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

MacRumors has noticed that over the past 24 hours Apple has allegedly begun loosening up its restrictions that prevent third party web browsers from residing in the App Store.
Apple has already made it publicly known that applications duplicating original iPhone functionality will most likely not make it through the iPhone App Store approval process. Third [...]

App Store Wars: Developers, Spamming, Lying and Bogus Reviews

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has become quite a source for commotion since being unveiled. The latest dilemma comes not from a situation between developers and Apple, but from two competing developers whose applications serve the same purpose.
NJection Mobile (iTunes link) is a speedtrap locating application selling for $0.99, just like Trapster (iTunes link) which is [...]

Holiday Frames, An iPhone App Comes Just In Time For the Holidays

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

iPhone developers Big Canvas have officially released “Holiday Frames,” an iPhone application that allows users to place festive holiday style frames around their photos before sharing them with their friends and family.
Holiday Frames (iTunes link) allows users to import photos directly into the application, and then style them with fun, holiday themed frames. Once you’ve [...]

iPhone Dev Spends $500k on Development, Still Not Approved by Apple

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Apple’s App Store is an interesting, exciting and frightening place all at the same time. iPhone application developer Chris Nikkel knows this first hand. His application “Newber” has spent nearly 75 days waiting for approval from Apple, and he has yet to hear a word.
Chris Nikkel and FreedomVoice Systems have spent nearly half a million [...]