iOS News for iPhone and iPad Owners
Tap Tap Revenge is Still Top Top with those Who Shop the App Store
Tapulous's Tap Tap Revenge has been on a winning streak from the day it was introduced, which seems like ages ago (it's been 10 months). According to a new report from comScore, a market research firm, Tapulous's immensely popular music game has the largest installed base among applications downloaded from the Apple App Store.
Rumors about Next-Gen iPhone Run Amok
If you own either an iPhone or iPod touch, then you've probably heard that Apple will release OS 3.0 sometime in June, along with new-generation hardware. Developers already have the beta OS 3.0 SDK in hand and are picking it apart to discover unannounced features.
Star Walks Easter Egg Hunt Continues for Free iPod touch
If you missed the announcement last week about Vito Technology's Egg Hunt Contest don't worry, it's not too late to play. All you need to participate is a copy of the Star Walk astronomy app.
Stanford on iTunes U Debuts Free Online Course on iPhone Programming
If you're interested in learning how to code for the iPhone and the iPod touch, here's your big chance — and it's free to boot. Stanford School of Engineering has just launched today a 10-week online course that's open to the public.
AdMob Launches a Mobile Ad Exchange Program
AdMob, a platform for mobile advertising is proposing that App Store developers collaborate, rather than compete, for the attention and wallets of app buyers.
The company has launched a new program called AdMob iPhone Download Exchange that gives developers opportunity to pool their ad inventory and help each other monetize their free, ad-supported apps.
Hunt for the iPhone App's Hidden Easter Eggs to Win an iPod touch
Whoever said that hunting Easter Eggs is just for kids hasn't heard of the Vito Technology's new contest. The iPhone app developers have hidden 9 virtual Easter Eggs in the sky of their app Star Walk.
Indie Game Dev Festival Taps Fieldrunners for Best Game
The iPhone and iPod touch swept the second annual Independent Games Festival Mobile at the Games Developer Conference, which is currently underway in San Francisco.
Subatomic Studios' tower defense title Fieldrunners nabbed the top award for best game overall.
Bailout America Offers Special Discount
Bailout America, the lemmings-style strategy game with a timely economy theme, is on sale this week for just $0.99. Doe Doe games which teamed with us as a special AppCraver sponsor wanted to offer a little something extra to AppCraver readers. So check out the video, then head on over to the App Store and pick up a copy of the Bailout America iPhone app. It's our patriotic duty to play.
Consumers: Apple's New 3.0 Update Brings the Heat this Summer
Apple will release the much-awaited OS 3.0 software for the iPhone and iPod touch this summer with some 100 new features including cut, copy and paste, MMS and search everywhere, the company said today at a press event.
Developers: Today is the Day for Apple's OS 3.0 SDK
Software developers asked, and Apple responded, the company said today at a special press event. Apple's new OS 3.0 software developer's kit will include 1,000 new enhancements that will enable developers to add push-notification, in-app purchasing, peer-to-peer connectivity and much more to their apps.
Facebook Connect for iPhone Makes Apps More Social
Facebook announced the release of Facebook Connect for iPhone on Saturday (March 14) in tandem with several developers of popular iPhone and iPod touch apps including SGN, Playfish, Tapulous and Zynga.
Dockers Busts a Move with Interactive Ads In Game and Lifestyle Apps
The Dockers ad, titled "Shakedown 2 Get Down," features Dufon, a.k.a. Orb/Orbit/Orbitron, a freestyle dancer from the Seattle group "Circle of Fire," dancing around the screen wearing Dockers Vintage Workwear Khakis. Between levels of gameplay, the app will prompt users to shake their handhelds to watch Dufon bust his dance moves. The ad will run for 4 weeks on the free, ad-supported sports and TV-guide apps.
Tiny Pictures Updates Radar App for Flickr Users
Tiny Pictures has just released an update of Radar|radar.net, an app that connects users to their Radar accounts so they can upload and share photos on any mobile phone or computer and through social nets such as Facebook and Twitter.
Mighty Winds Swirl Around Apple's Special March 17 Event
Apple sent out media invites earlier this week for a special event on March 17, which many Apple watchers believe will be to discuss a new iPhone SDK for the next-gen iPhone and the imminent release of iPhone OS 3.0 software.
Hey, Devs! mapNinja Introduces a Rapid SDK for Map Apps
mapNinja SDK - Useful Networks, a developer of location-based products and services for mobile and Web platforms, has just introduced mapNinja, a touch-enabled map viewer that App Store developers can use to create location-based apps for iPhone and iPod touch.