iOS News for iPhone and iPad Owners


AT&T Calls for Entries to the Second Annual BMOC Challenge

AT&T is accepting entries for its second annual Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, a mobile app development contest for higher-ed students and staff. Would-be BMOC Challenge contestants have until September 30 to submit their entries.

IAC Adds the App Store Developer Urbanspoon to Its Portfolio

Check off Urbanspoon, developer of the popular app with the same name, on the growing list of developers who have been acquired by larger companies looking to push into the App Store and related mobile businesses.

iPhone Developer Spotlight: David Echols and Poker Stacker

David Echols, the developer behind Poker Stacker, has been programming for a while but only recently for the iPhone. He shares his experience developing games for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Slingmedia iPhone Player is Due 'Any Day Now' but It's Been Months

Slingmedia’s Slingbox is one of my most favorite things in the whole wide world. Plug a Slingbox into your home’s cable or satellite dish box and you can sling TV and video to any PC, from anywhere in the world over the Internet.

Greystripe Reports App Store Customers Use Free Apps for Only 9.6 Minutes

Greystripe, a mobile apps ad network platform, has published a new consumer insight report that suggests App Store shoppers are easily bored, button pushers. What Greystripe’s new report indicates is that App Store shoppers use free apps for only 9.6 minutes at a time.

Amazon Acquires Lexcycle and its Popular Stanza eBook Reader

Earlier this week, Amazon bought Lexcycle, developer of the popular eBook Stanza. Although the acquisition caught most people off guard, in retrospect, it makes a lot of sense. Between Lexcycle’s Stanza and Amazon’s Kindle for iPhone, Amazon now has a lock on the eBook business in the App Store.

iPhone Continues to Head Top of Charts

iPhone Continues to Head Top of Charts

AdMob - iPhone mobile advertising traffic in the U.S. grew an average of 88 percent per month in the 5 months following the launch of Apple's App Store, according to the mobile ad marketplace’s latest AdMob Mobile Metrics Report for March.

App Store Tops One Billion Downloads in Just Nine Months

App Store Tops One Billion Downloads in Just Nine Months

The App Store hits a milestone and a lucky kid is the grand prize winner of Apple’s one billion app countdown contest. Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of, Weston, Conn. will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule storage unit and a MacBook Pro.

OpenFeint Promotes One-Touch App Shopping

OpenFeint Promotes One-Touch App Shopping

Aurora Feint is following up the March launch of its OpenFeint V1.0 development platform with OpenFeint V1.5, which will give game devs a new way to promote and sell their apps.
OpenFeint V1.5, released this week, is an open platform that other developers can use to add social networking and community features such as player profiles, buddy lists, walls, news feeds and chat rooms to their mobile game.

iPhone Developer Spotlight: Hunter and Johnson

Mark Johnson & Rob Hunter, the developer team behind Hunter and Johnson, are releasing their debut iPhone app Duck You Undo. They're no Johnny-Come-Latelys, though. This duo already has two apps each under their collective belts and more on the way.

iPhone Developer Spotlight: Janice Flint of Crystal Springs Software

Janice Flint is Programmer/Mom and the force behind Crystal Springs Software. She just released her first iPhone app iZilch.
When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Did you have previous experience as a developer?

Star Walk Contest: iPod touch Winners Announced

The Star Walk Easter Egg contest is officially closed.
Congratulations to the 3 winners of the Star Walk Easter Egg contest: Dmitriy, Bob and ApppCraver reader William. All three will receive an ipod Touch from Star Walk!

iPhone Developer Spotlight: Yohan Le Nerriec of Orb Networks

Yohan Le Nerriec, Chief Architect at Orb Networks, Inc., has been developing since the early days of the iPhone before the App Store and before the SDK. Here he answers AppCraver's questions about developing iPhone and iPod touch apps.

Act Fast to Register for Rhomobile's App Dev $10,000 Challenge

Act Fast to Register for Rhomobile's App Dev $10,000 Challenge

Could you use $10,000? Then you need to act fast and register for Rhomobile’s Mobile Application Development Challenge. The contest promotes the company's Rhodes framework, which enables devs to write apps once using HTML templates and run on the iPhone, BlackBerry  and other top smartphones.

App Store Celebrates 1 billion Downloads with $10,000 iTunes Gift Card and More Prizes

934,047,733 downloads as of April 11, 2009, 10:54 AM EST and counting. The App Store is rapidly closing in on its 1 billionth download and to celebrate, Apple is giving anyone who downloads an app the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a fully-loaded MacBook Pro.