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How Apple Decides Whether or Not to Put An App in the App Store
Funny cartoon from GeekCulture.com.
Meet developer Phil "The Complete Package" Hassey
Meet Phil "The Complete Package" Hassey -- the developer of one of the best (and soon to reviewed) games for the iPhone -- Galcon. Phil has "over 100 years of experience during his 28 year life-span. 18 years experience software development, 14 years experience classical viola, 6 years experience fiddle, 4 years experience story teller, 13 years experience game development, 10 years experience web development, 8 years experience being married, 5 years goat ownership, and over 28 years experience being alive."
Android "Dream" Phone Expected Tuesday: Expectations are Low
Lots of news on the Android Front. Apparently next Tuesday, September 23 will be the unveiling date for the first Android phone, the "Dream" from TMobile, manufactured by HTC. The phone will actually go on sale in early October.
iPhone Ad Networks - A First Look
The iPhone is only 70 days old, but with 12 million devices out there and 100 million apps downloaded, its clear that there is a real emerging market in ads specifically tailored for the iPhone.
10 Things Apple Needs To Do To Fix The iPhone
The iPhone 2.0 is only 70 days old, and over 12 million units have been sold. The AppStore is a huge success. iPhone firmware 2.1 fixes many of the bugs. But there a lot more things that need fixing.
In Review - The Week Ending Friday Sept 12
The last week was one of the busiest ever for the iPhone and iPhone Apps. Of course the centerpiece was the "Lets Rock" Apple Special Keynote on tuesday — and the release (finally) of iTunes 8 — with the new "genius mode" — and iPhone Firmware 2.1, which solves many of the bug and speed issues that have plagued the phone since its launch on July 7.
iPhone Firmware 2.1 first tests
We've successfully installed the new firmware for iPhone 2.1 and we can allready report that the problem of long backups appears to be completely fixed. With 60+ apps on a test phone, the entire backup process took just 20 seconds.
Sekai camera "Extended Reality" iphone app
One of the more interesting demos at the Techcrunch 50 event -- an iPhone app that allows you to see "annotations" such as nearby restaurants when looking through an iPhone camera. This is something directly out of a science fiction movie.
Apple Keynote Video now on the Web
Here is the link to the Apple Keynote Video
1 min - 3,000 total apps in the AppStore
3min - 65,000,000 accounts with credit cards on iTunes. Apple is the largest overall music distributor.
Dating on the iPhone -- Why Are There no Apps?
Dating is a huge category (and a profitable one) for websites. Companies like match.com (owned by IAC), eharmony and jdate are just a few examples of websites that focus specificaly on dating.
iPhone 2.1 Update Available this Friday, Sept 12
Steve Jobs officially announced the much awaited iPhone 2.1 software at the "Let's Rock" music event in San Francisco.
"This is a big update, and it fixes lots of bugs" said Jobs. Fewer dropped calls, fewer app crashes and better battery life were all mentioned.
O'Reilly to Launch iPhoneLive conference Nov 18
There is now an official conference for iPhone developers: iPhoneLive, from the O'Reilly group, is already offering early bird discounts for $625.
The conference will feature talks by some leading iPhone developers such as DemiForce, the makers of Trism.
iPhone Firmware 2.1 due tuesday?
According to inside sources at Ars Technica, the "Let's Rock" Apple private invite only event will include the much anticipated release of iPhone firmware 2.1.
Among the list of expected improvements:
- a solution to apps repeatedly crashing the iPhone (and sometimes resulting in the Apple Screen of Death)
- preliminary support for push technology allowing apps to get background info
- new GPS functionality -- possibly allowing background GPS notification, as intimated by loopt
One disturbing aspect:
"We were told that, aside from what we already know about iPhone 2.1 from leaked info on the web, there are other parts to 2.1 that were specifically removed from developer seeds in order to keep them secret from the world."
As usual, Apple is carefully managing the release of information...
Appcraver Update: New Editors' Picks Section
Lots of changes at Appcraver. We're proud to present our new updated Editors' Picks tab. In this area of the site, we'll showcase apps that we think are particularily worthy -- things that we think you should at least try out and probably will want to keep in your iPhone's permanent collection.
8 Million iPhones
According to the Mac Observer, a recent iPhone purchased in Sunnyvale, CA had the number "01 171400 6049xx x".
By tracking the sequence of IMEIs, they can now say, with a fair degree of certainty, that as of Aug.