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Microsoft Enters the App Store With Seadragon Mobile (VIDEO)

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Microsoft has officially entered Apple’s App Store with Seadragon mobile. With intuitive scrolling, pinching, loading and data presenting techniques, the application is aimed at allowing users to browse massive amounts of data like never before.
Seadragon mobile (iTunes link) lends itself well to the cloud computing movement that has revolutionized data storage over the last [...]

Wired Unveils New iPhone Application, Reviews Go Mobile

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Wired has unveiled a new iPhone application aimed at allowing users to read Wired reviews while on the go. The new application (iTunes link) is available now in Apple’s App Store.
Wired is an integral brand of media giant Condé Nast Publications, which owns other premium content publications such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and [...]

CrunchBase Should Rollout An iPhone App Section (

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

In response to the ongoing, back-and-forth dilemmas between iPhone App developers and Apple, is perfectly setup to rollout a bridge that could play an integral role in in the current App Store/iPhone App setup.

As the website itself states, “CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.” The [...]

App Store Issues Get Heated, Apple Remains Silent

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A slew of opinions have hit the web over the past few days directly surrounding the methods behind Apple’s App Store. Primarily focused around pricing, distribution and marketing, the debates have grown heated, and Apple has remained silent.
After established iPhone developer Craig Hockenberry wrote a personal letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a discussion thread [...]

Established iPhone Developer Writes Personal Letter to Steve Jobs

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Craig Hockenberry is an extremely talented Phone developer currently working at the Iconfactory. He’s been in Apple’s app store since it first launched, and is voicing a few of his thoughts regarding the app store in a heartfelt letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Below is the first section of Hockenberry’s letter to Apple. The [...]

Amazon Unleashes Snazzy New iPhone App

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Amazon has recently developed a free application to allow iPhone users the ease of shopping directly from their mobile device. Not only can users browse inventory and make purchase directly from the app, but can also use a photo snapped from the handset’s camera to make visual searches.

Launched earlier this week, the [...]

300 Million Apps Downloaded, 6.4 Billion To Go

Friday, December 5th, 2008

CNBC’s Jim Goldman points out some incredible information regarding the success of Apple’s App Store. Of note, users have downloaded over 100 million apps in the past 6 weeks.
In the fine print of Apple’s advertisement in the New York Times this morning, Apple quietly mentions that users have “downloaded over 300 million” applications from the [...]

Livestation to Bring Live TV to the iPhone/iPod touch

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

On Thursday, Livestation, a service that offers peer-to-peer streaming from major broadcasters will announce a development application for the iPhone/iPod touch that aims to bring live TV to these devices.

TechCrunch UK reports that the heavily funded operation has recently announced plans to offer an iPhone/iPod touch application that promises to deliver streaming Television to your [...]

iFund’s $100M Database Leaks Onto The Web

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Hosting company Meteora Technologies Group has accidentally leaked Kleiner Perkins’s $100 million iFund Database information onto the internet. With a text editor, the file can be easily read.

The information was quickly indexed by Google, and found in a search by Fruxx.
The iFund is a $100 million fund used to invest in digital startups that have [...]

iPhone Developers Now Allowed to Issue Promo Copies of Apps

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

At long last Apple is officially allowing developers the right to issue “promotional” copies of applications free of charge to beneficiaries.

Developers had previously found it difficult to apportion promotional copies of applications, having to opt for Ad-hoc distribution or gift certificate issuance. Macrumors reports that upon App Store approval, developers will [...]

No App Store Submissions on Christmas, Headphones Finally Shipping

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Apple’s App Store will not be accepting new submissions between December 24th through the 27th. Additionally, Apple’s in-ear premium headphones have finally begun shipping after some lengthy delays.
MacMegasite posts an excerpt from an email sent by Apple to iPhone developers:
Dear iPhone Developer,
iTunes Connect, the tool you use to manage your applications and access your reports, [...]

Google Admits to Knowingly Breaking App Store Rules

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Google has admitted that their Mobile Search App for iPhone is breaking some of the App Store rules. However, according to a spokesperson, the notion that Google was utilizing private API’s is simply false.
As MacBlogz previously reported, Google’s Mobile App for the iPhone appeared to be breaking some iPhone SDK rules. Research done by John [...]

Apple Surprisingly Approves Landscape Email App BdEmailer [U]

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Apple has approved an application called BdEmailer, which exactly replicates the functionality of the iPhone’s built-in Mail application. This comes as a surprise to most since Apple has been harshly rejecting most applications that duplicate functionality built into the iPhone.
BdEmailer (iTunes link) is a simple email client that provides users a way to write emails [...]

Google’s iPhone App Is Cheating, Breaks App Store Rules

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google’s Mobile App for the iPhone is breaking some App Store rules. By tapping into private API’s the application is utilizing technology that should be off limits to developers using the iPhone SDK.
According to research done by John Gruber (Daring Fireball) and Erica Sadun (Ars Technica), the Google Mobile App that has recently been embraced [...]

‘iPhone Your Life’ – Apple Helps Organize the App Store

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Apple has unveiled a new section of their website called “iPhone Your life.” With the new page, Apple is attempting to help organize the sea of applications that have flooded the App Store.
This is a welcome addition, especially since it’s directly from Apple. Nobody has a better directory as to what applications are in the [...]

iPhone App Developers, Expect Delays Once Approved

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

If you’re developing an iPhone application, have gone through the process, or just barely getting your toes wet, knowing what you’re getting into is always a good idea. The folks at Ars Technica have put together some good information that may help ease the insanity of waiting for Apple to communicate.
Getting your application approved is [...]

All I Want For The Holidays Are App Store Development Guidelines

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Apple’s App Store has changed the way mobile developers can reach their audience. By setting up a fast, secure environment for developers and game publishers to distribute their games and applications, Apple is attempting to bridge a major gap between the industry. However, some setbacks remain and the environment still needs some attention.

One of Apple’s [...]

First Look: Google’s Voice Search App for iPhone, Impressive Results

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Google has an update to their native iPhone application that integrates voice recognition. With the new app, iPhone users can speak and ask questions directly into the device before Google returns back a set of search results.

The user interface is polished and very refined. iPhone owners will love the interaction while performing a search.
Our [...]

SGN Brings Wii-Like Gaming Controls To Your iPhone With iFun

Monday, November 17th, 2008

iFun, by Social Gaming Network is bringing Wii-like controls to users through their iPhones. With iFun the iPhone is simply transformed into the controller and the games are played on a desktop computer or notebook.
Social Gaming Network has had some great luck with their iPhone games (search “SGN games” in the iTunes Store). iBaseball, iGolf, [...]

Breaking: Apple Comes Through, CastCatcher 1.3 Approved

Monday, November 17th, 2008

It looks like Amro Mousa and the crew at Return7 have had some prayers answered. Apple has reversed their decision and approved CastCatcher 1.3! Maybe there’s some hope after all.
As MacBlogz previously explained, Amro Mousa and Return7 were subject to a harsh rejection by Apple from the App Store.

Amro Mousa explained to MacBlogz, “As [...]