Archive for the ‘Application Development’ Category
  • Flash finally coming to the iPhone: Adobe announced Flash apps for iPhone/iPod Touch
    by Mike
    Posted October 5th, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    **Disclaimer: As to not confuse anyone, Flash web browser support (read: watching/listening/viewing flash based content via Mobile Safari) is still unsupported and not possible at this time. However, Flash inside of applications is an entirely different story. Flash, the often sought after white knight of the mobile web is coming to an iPhone/iPod Touch near you. In fact, it's already here. More about that in moment though**. While the story we discussed earlier pinned just about ever...
  • Android Developers get graced with Android 1.6
    by Mike
    Posted September 29th, 2009 at 7:33 am
    While I generally stay away from any type of hardware coding, there are many things it has going for it. For one, programmers in general rake in some dough. Second, they often get cool stuff to play with for testing/debugging purposes before the general public. Case in point: Android developers can now download Android 1.6. Sweet action for sure. Any developers care to give any info, images, inside goods. You'll remain anonymous of course. Developers: download Android 1.6 IntoMobile ...
  • Cyanogen here to stay albeit a tad more homely
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    While the last couple days have been full of Android home brew drama centering around Cyanogen and the smackdown Google's law department were set to hurl at him, it appears as if we can all breathe a sigh of relief. While the worst case scenario had Cyanogen completely shut down, we can all be thankful that he and Google came to a rather peaceful though ultimately ridiculous solution -- from here on out, Cyanogen mods will be bare bones. Users of said ROM's will be able to talk, text, etc. o...
  • Layer venturing into the third dimension come November
    by Mike
    Posted September 23rd, 2009 at 6:11 am
    One of the coolest Android apps available currently available hands down is that of Layar. This seemingly average socially "aware" augmented reality browser displays real time info about various places using your phone's camera, GPS, compass, etc. isn't sitting still in terms of development and advancement. Come November, this nifty little app will be making a mighty large move into the third dimension. As you can see from the photo above, the possibilities and doors that can be heard openi...
  • Wordmonger iPhone game ported to Zune HD in 12 hours
    by Mike
    Posted September 21st, 2009 at 7:39 am
    Well that was fast. If you recently picked up a Zune HD, you have a new game to look forward to. Wordmonger, a word puzzle game by Foundation 42 has successfully been ported to the Zune HD from it's iPhone counterpart. The nifty factoid: it was completed from start to finish in 12 hours! Talk about getting a leg up on the situation. Because Microsoft is currently keeping the Zune app market (or lack thereof) under tight control, interested hopefuls will have to download the developers kit i...
  • Palm Pre finally getting paid apps. Developers flock to the streets for small get together.
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Palm Pre developers and those sitting on the fence should all feel a bit wealthier come September 24th. That magical date is the grand opening if you will of paid apps. That's right, the App Catalog is finally entering digital puberty which will in turn *hopefully* begin to acquire a more robust app catalog. Getting paid for your work is always a good thing. Now that paid apps are coming, more developers should be interested no? With the same 70/30 revenue split as just about everyone else,...
  • Follow up gravy train: Microsoft clears up kill switch concerns…
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    How about another follow up? The post from yesterday regarding the Microsoft Marketplace kill switch and the ability to remotely uninstall apps led to a flurry of fears and concerns yesterday. I will admit outright I had some pretty big concerns as the ability to do such a thing comes with great responsibility that has the potential to be misused quite easily. Luckily Microsoft has taken the time to reach out and clarify a bit more as to the usage of "the switch". From the horses mouth: ...
  • Longer, bigger ads abound on newly released Zune apps
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Ads are a bittersweet tool. For most end users they're a pain, taking up valuable seconds and pixels in your life. For advertisers they are a bet that they can reach just one more person than they did yesterday. It's all about getting your name and product out there right? However, for some of the Zune free Zune games that were just released, the ads are full screen videos that can last as long as 30 seconds when launching certain games. Should we be surprised? No. In an age were ad rev...
  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile getting kill switch/remote kill
    by Mike
    Posted September 16th, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Now, I'll start by saying that Microsoft is not the first entity to employee a kill switch in their App Store. Their are also kill switches in Android and Apple's App Store. However Microsoft's approach or at least the way it's been presented leaves me a tad more worried than other stores do. Why so? Well, like the name implies, the Microsoft supported kill switch automatically remove any app blacklisted and/or removed from Windows Marketplace for Mobile after said app has already been app...
  • Android Market getting brighter facelift…emerging from the dark underground…
    by Mike
    Posted September 1st, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Personally, I really like Android's darker UI and color scheme throughout. For a tired iPhone owner, it is a welcome change to the grey/silver/blue hues found throughout the iPhone OS. If you happen to feel slightly different and instead prefer a tad bit more european complexion to the Android Market, leaked photos showing upcoming changes to the Market highlight a shift in UI coloring. Before, the background was black and darker greys with orange highlights. In these latest leaked images,...
  • Apple desperately needs to hire…More App Store employees needed
    by Mike
    Posted August 24th, 2009 at 7:02 am
    With all of the controversy and public fixation on the Apple App Store approval process (or lack thereof) and the seemingly increasingly ridiculous app rejections that are coming to light, many have called for an explanation. Being the tightly run and secretive company that Apple is, answers to such pleas have gone largely ignored until recently when the FCC jumped in on the bandwagon with the Google Voice rejection. However, the real sweet bit of information came when Apple revealed exactly...
  • It’s official…again…App Store app reviewers suck at their job [Epic Fail]
    by Mike
    Posted August 5th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    By now, daily stories of Apple's incompitent app store employees (specifcally the ones responsible for using 4th grade judgement to deem an app acceptable/unacceptable for mass public consumption) making completley incompetent decisions regarding apps are nothing. It seems they strive to entertain us and give us something to talk about. Apparently, these morons, fools, idiots, *insert insulting name here* are completely incapable of doing that very task. The latest blunder involves your typ...
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