How important are apps in this new economy? According to new research from TechNet apps have created 466,000 jobs since 2008. […]
App Cubby founder, David Barnard: When you steal an idea and have the time and good taste to make it your own, it grows into something different, hopefully something greater. But as you borrow more and more from other products, … Continued
BlackBerry App World: This web page uses ActiveX controls that work only in Microsoft Internet Explorer. To ensure that BlackBerry App World is correctly downloaded to your BlackBerry, this site is not designed to work with any other Internet browsers. … Continued
What a great looking app. This is what I would expect from Apple if they made iChat for the iPhone. Verbs is $0.99 on the App Store.
As a result, we’ve put a location switch on the compose screen for each message or comment, so the user will have full control in its use, message by message. And when you add your location, its not only private … Continued
Social networking is something most of us use to share ideas, media and to chat, but it’s not very private. Now you can setup and manage private groups with a new iOS app called Glassboard.
PCalc is ideal for scientists, engineers, students, programmers, or indeed anybody looking for a feature rich calculator. It includes an optional RPN mode and multi-line display, a choice of button layouts, an extensive set of unit conversions, a paper tape, … Continued
Microsoft on Tuesday updated its OneNote Mobile app for iPhone, adding new features and expanding the number of countries where the app is available.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup final takes place this weekend in Frankfurt, Germany with the United States taking on Japan. I decided to put together some apps to help you get the most from the experience.
PayPal on Monday released an update for its iPhone app, making it even easier for users to make transaction from phone.
Apple’s iOS App Store has been a huge success for the company and recent analysis suggest that trend will only grow in 2011.
The Sprinkler Times App makes saving money, water, and plants easy. Outdoor watering accounts for more than 60% of most homeowner’s water use, yet many people are unknowingly overwatering their lawns by more than 50%. Not knowing how to properly … Continued
Earlier today I published and blogged about Lodsys’s motion for an extension of time to answer Apple’s motion to intervene. Lodsys’s motion, as entered yesterday, requested time until including August 27, 2011 — two more months. But Lodsys has now … Continued
The week before last, Apple filed a motion to intervene in Lodsys’s lawsuit against seven app developers. I was hoping for Apple’s intervention to be allowed very soon, but we may all have to wait. Lodsys would have had to … Continued
Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein has written Apple CEO Steve Jobs and asked that an app be removed from the App Store.
There was a new app released yesterday by Selligy called Meeting Spot that is going to help out a lot of people at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference being held next week.
Meeting Spot lets you check out all of the cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and sandwich around Moscone to find the perfect place to have a meeting, lunch or both. I’ve been in this position many times, so the app definitely appeals to me.
Apple on Thursday released an app for developers of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Aptly named “WWDC,” the app lets you search the conference schedule, make a reservation at the User Interface, App Review, iTunes Connect, Program Support, or Developer Publications lab, view floor diagrams of Moscone West, and create a custom schedule of the sessions, labs, and events you plan on attending.
Justin Williams on Wednesday released a new version of Elements, his text editor for iOS, adding many new features and fixing some bugs.
Built for iPhone and iPad, Elements 1.6 adds support for rendering Markdown footnotes in the Markdown preview as well as dictionary lookups via the Terminology app for iOS from Agile Tortoise.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked both Apple and Google to require “clear and understandable privacy policies for all of their apps.”
The Senator made the statements in a letter sent to both companies.
“If the companies agree to this request, consumers who purchase apps from Apple or Google’s app stores would have a clearer understanding of what information is being collected about them and with whom it’s being shared,” wrote Franken.
A new game from the folks who brought Mac users the MacHeist software bundle has done the unthinkable — it toppled Angry Birds as the top selling app on the App Store.
The developers told The Loop on Wednesday that The Heist sold 25,233 copies in about half a day. That was enough to give them top spot on the App Store, at least for single day sales — they still have a ways to go to beat Angry Birds for cumulative sales, but they are well on their way.
I’ve been using the free iDygest app on my iPhone for some time, and have enjoyed the way it culls the news for me.
iDygest is not like a typical RSS reader. With an RSS reader, you enter in the sites you want to see stories from and it updates regularly. The problem is that many sites cover the same stories, which means you have duplicate content.
iDygest culls through hundreds of Web sites looking for the most popular stories and then brings them together in the app. You still have the option to read the story from your favorite site, but you don’t have to endlessly click through links of the same story.
It’s not very often that you hear good customer service stories, so a friend told me how good he was treated by PressPlane, I decided to give them a shout out. The company makes an app called Zapd that allows you to make Web sites or “Zaps” directly from your iPhone. It’s a free app and they say that you can create as many sites as you like.
Zapd has over a dozen “themes” to choose from that change the website’s colors, fonts, layout and overall look and feel. New themes are released all the time. The results are gorgeous and are optimized for use on a phone, tablet, and of course, a computer.
Music service Pandora disclosed that it has been served with a subpoena to produce documents for a federal grand jury looking into Apple and Android apps.
“In early 2011, we were served with a subpoena to produce documents in connection with a federal grand jury, which we believe was convened to investigate the information sharing processes of certain popular applications that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms,” said Pandora.
Several U.S. senators sent a letter to Apple, RIM and Google asking the companies to remove apps that allow drives to avoid police checkpoints.
The New York Times has been criticized since it announced pricing for its online and mobile editions, but the newspaper is making moves to draw users in.
More than 88,000 people have signed a petition asking Apple to remove the so-called “gay-cure” app from its App Store.
I love reading success stories. I had an opportunity to read one such story yesterday, but let’s be clear, one developer making money on Android doesn’t make it a better platform than Apple’s iOS, nor does it mean the end … Continued
You probably know Michael Tsai from his Mac application, SpamSieve, the best independent spam application for the Mac. However, today, Michael is writing about his experience with iPhone Text Editors. He looks at six different apps and many of the … Continued
After an extensive public beta test Apple has released its FaceTime application for Macs, available for 99 cents from the Mac App Store. The new app is also included on Apple’s newly shipping MacBook Pro models, also announced Thursday.
Here’s an interesting tidbit of news. Joshua Schnell noticed today that if you paste an App Store link into the Twitter Web site, it will populate your tweet with information from the app on iTunes. Kind of cool that they … Continued