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How Apple Decides Whether or Not to Put An App in the App Store
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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.
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. Already, a number of new ad networks are targeting the app developer community.
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. Here's the Appcraver list: 1. Support background GPS background broadcast on an app-by-app basis.
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.
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. Apple has published a list of the bug fixes and new features here.
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. Think "Terminator" -- but on your iPhone.
Apple Keynote Video now on the Web
Here is the link to the Apple Keynote Video More highlights: 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. Period. NBC now back on iTunes - also in HD at $2.99 a show. 5min - iTunes8 available today.
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. Newer examples are the web 2.0 speed dating sites woome and speeddate.com.
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.
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.