Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Applications’
  • iChat mobile, the iSlate/iTablet/iPad, and domesticated unicorns getting closer to reality…
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Not a week goes by that I don't see some form of Mobile iChat/iTablet rumor. Such has been the case for well over a year now. Many hoped that the iPhone 3GS would pack some form of the heavily sought after application as well as a front facing video camera for video calls. Truth of the matter is, while video calls are more popular in other parts of the world, here in the states the feature has failed to gain any real traction or even following. Perhaps one potential iPhone 4.0/iTablet fe...
  • PastryKit to usher in more “app-like” web apps. Allow devs to bypass App Store restrictions all together?
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    The App Store is for mobile devices what iTunes was for mp3 players. Apple's 180 on native applications after first announcing web apps were the way to do back in 2007 was a shock to many and welcomed by most. Since the App Store's launch however, numerous complaints have been made and even websites created to highlight Apple's draconian and sometimes senseless decisions concerning the App Store and polices within. It is that negative image and bad press that has re-energized the view of many...
  • Android Market hits 20,000 apps!
    by Mike
    Posted December 15th, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Apple may have surpassed the 6 digit mark when raw available apps are concerned, but a myriad of other factors make the Android platform and Android Market equally tempting. With 2009 rounding out rather favorably and 2010 already shaping up to be the year of several eye raising Android devices, the platform as a whole will only grow. If app counts are anything to go by, Android is in deed on the way up as today the Android Market finally moved passed 20,000 available apps for download. S...
  • BlackBerry development just became a lot more interesting…
    by Mike
    Posted November 9th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    The BlackBerry Developer Conference kicked off today and RIM personnel didn't waste any time getting to the goods. For starters, OpenGL ES support is finally coming to the BlackBerry platform (OS 5.0+). If you didn't know, OpenGL is what gives modern smartphones such as the iPhone it's amazing graphics in such small packages. But what good is powerful hardware without software? Again RIM answers, though this answer is somewhat a surprise. Since the beginning of BlackBerry theme developm...
  • International calls just got cheaper thanks to “Nimbuzz Out”
    by Mike
    Posted November 9th, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    We'll start off by saying that if you make international phone calls often and merely use your phone providers international solutions, you're wasting money and missing out. With that said, I suppose you now might be asking what solution or answer I have. One affordable choice is Nimbuzz Out. Nimbuzz is no stranger to helping people communicate. Back in my BlackBerry days I used Nimbuzz's multi-IM app and came away rather impressed. It was a robust multi-chat app that at the time a couple y...
  • Shazam debuts Premium app, breaks old one.
    by Mike
    Posted November 9th, 2009 at 7:12 am
    Not being able to grab the name of a particular artist or song playing on the radio is frustrating to say the least. The frustration turns to sadness or anger when the song ends and blends into another as the DJ neglects to mention any info on the song you so desire. Sucks, I know. Then there was Shazam. An amazing iPhone app that looked nice, worked well, and was simple to use. Besides simple bug fixes and a small performance boost here and there, Shazam has remained rather unchanged. The...
  • David Guetta iPhone app [Review]
    by Mike
    Posted November 7th, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    We originally looked at David Guetta's iPhone app a couple weeks ago. Though at that time I didn't have a copy to officially review. That has obviously changed. After spending a good day playing with the app, I can honestly say that David Guetta has figured out how to make an iPhone app, engaging with his fans, and offering up a compelling product that could even lead to new fans. Creating a reason to spend money on music is something that many content owners somehow fail to grasp. They thi...
  • Opera already has working iPhone browser. Your turn Apple…
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Those enough who either don't want a higher end smartphone or simply can't afford one know that on your mid to lower-end devices web browsing is a chore. Pages render like crap, it takes forever to open a simple link, etc. Many phones as of late are capable of running some form or another of the Opera browser whether it be the free, almost universal Opera Mini to the more desktop-like Opera Mobile variant. Either way, Opera while not quite the reckoning force it would like to be in the deskto...
  • iblipped brings carrier coverage mapping to end users, for free
    by Mike
    Posted November 5th, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Do you really want to know how good/bad a particular carriers' coverage is in your neck of the woods? You could always rely on those overly general carrier maps or if you're really gullible, the individual carrier reps who over promise the networks they work for. Moving on, what if we end users could relay real coverage info back to some "mother ship" ala Google Maps with their real time traffic info? Well guess what? There is just an app for just that occasion. Dubbed "iBlipped", this ...
  • 300 apps and counting for Palm Pre App Catalog.
    by Mike
    Posted November 1st, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    Apple's App Store may be 100,000+ apps strong, but it isn't the only mobile app store in town. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Palm users have reason to celebrate as their app selection has official crossed the 300 app mark. At first celebrating such a puny number may seem ridiculous and laughable. Though remember, it isn't necessarily the quantity but the quality that matters. Of Apple's 100,000+ apps, I can guarantee that maybe 5% of those apps are actually worth trying once let al...
  • Spotify coming to UK BlackBerries in early 2010?
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Music streamers and UK dwellers rejoice. If you're a BlackBerry user who has been scowling in envy at your fellow iPhone toting friends with their fancy pants Spotify iPhone app, take comfort in knowing that your own version is coming soon. Very soon. Early 2010 to be exact if mocoNews is correct. While the Spotify app for iPhone is an awesome app, not everyone wants an iPhone. Let's also not forget that the BlackBerry version, as well as every other version of Spotify will stream in the ba...
  • In wake of Google Navigation announcement, Garmin stock price takes detour to hell…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    And so it begins...To all of those who thought that Google Navigation either wouldn't impact the mobile GPS market or would take some time to impact the market, I give you exhibit A above. Traditional GPS makers start to see the cold hard truth. So let's all ask Garmin: How does it feel to see a billion dollars worth of market cap evaporate since this mornings meeting? One thing to keep in mind, as @zpower points out, Garmin has several other very large, very profitable divisions. Strictly...
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