App stores are hugely popular among smartphone users. The iPhone crew have the App Store. BlackBerry users have their App World. Android owners turn to the Android Market. What about Nokia users? That’s what the Ovi Store is for, but what if you want to create an app of your own?
For the other app stores, you have to download the software development kit (SDK) and muddle your way through the app creation process. This can require some programming skills and expertise, but it seems that Ovi could be a lot easier.more →
A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements.
Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone’s operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.more →
Hadouken! Sonic Boom! I’ve been big into fighting games ever since I first played Street Fighter II in a smelly old arcade, so this news hits really close to home. If you’re ready to take Ken and Ryu with you on the road, you’ll be glad to hear that Street Fighter IV is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch via the App Store.
Not surprisingly, there are several things missing from the iPhone version of the game compared to its console counterpart. For starters, you don’t get all 19 characters. Instead, you are restricted to just eight world warriors: Ryu, Ken, Guile, Blanka, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, M. Bison, and Abel. I would have liked to see Akuma and Gouken in there, but no such luck.more →
While Apple has already laid the smack down on most iPhone apps that contain nudity or even the implication of nudity, such isn’t really the case when it comes to adultery. Sort of. One of the newest apps to gain approval in the App Store is called TigerText and it seems to be targeted at cheating spouses.
The TigerText iPhone app “allows users to set a time limit on how long a text that they send will hang around after it has been read.” In this way, you can delete and hide those incriminating text messages for good.more →
When most people think about downloading apps to smartphones, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the App Store for the iPhone. Well, there’s going to be another giant in the room after today’s announcement. PocketGear has officially acquired Handango, creating the world’s largest cross platform, open app store and content marketplace.
How big? Unlike the App Store, which only works on the Apple platform, this combined app store from PocketGear and Handango will have a catalog of more than 140,000 paid and free titles, available for download by more than 4 billion consumers worldwide.more →
Companies and individuals from the music industry can see the opportunities in building their own apps, although building an app isn’t necessarily an easy task. Some Web services provide templates to build your app. NonLinear allows users to fully customize their app. Using AppOmatermore →
Apple has released their new app that gives subscribers of their MobileMe online service the ability to view photo and movie galleries from either an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It is also allowing users to share links to their own galleries via email and to view the galleries of other MobileMe members. With the […]more →
We’ve all been there. You’re watching a movie in the theatre and things are going great. The film seems quite fascinating and you’re completely enthralled with every moment on that silver screen. Unfortunately, that jumbo-sized Mountain Dew is wreaking havoc on your bladder. What do you do? Many people already know about the RunPee website. […]more →
Didn’t think that Microsoft and Apple could play nicely in the same yard? Guess again. If you happen to be rocking an Apple iPhone, you can now latch into your Xbox Live account and communicate with your Xbox 360 buddies just like you would on the console itself. Well, this app has been avaialble in […]more →
Are you looking for some fresh entertainment on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch? The good people at Konami are offering a special deal this week wherein any of their games in the App Store are being marked down to the bargain basement price of just 99 cents. This includes every Konami title in that […]more →
There’s an app for that. And that. And that. If you’re rocking an iPod touch or an Apple iPhone, then you’ll know that the App Store is one crazy place to load up on fun, functional, and useless applications. Now the App Store has hit a major milestone, offering a library that now consists of […]more →
Yes, the iPhone has “phone” in its name, but many iPhone users would much rather use their treasured handset for the purposes of surfing the web and enjoying the array of games avaialble through the official App Store. So, what kind of games are topping the charts these days? Given its relative success on consoles, […]more →
You know how people say you can press a key fob through a cell phone call and it can unlock your car doors? You know how Mythbusters busted that myth? Well, it’s not completely untrue that you cannot use your cell phone to unlock and start your car, thanks to a new iPhone app from […]more →
Even though there is probably more focus on the games and the mobile web surfing experience on the iPhone, the camera on the back is actually pretty good too. There may not be a flash there, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could do a little bit of photo editing on the go? Yup, […]more →
I’m more inclined to watch hockey or football myself, but there are a lot of people who love nothing more than watching America’s favorite pastime. Baseball is huge, so Gameloft has come forward with a valuable license on the iPhone to offer Derek Jeter Real Baseball. The Apple iPhone has quickly become just as viable […]more →