iOS Apps Please the Eye, Android Apps… Not So Much

iOS And Android Apps

I must admit, when a friend and I decided to take up app coding as a hobby to see if we could make a game, I thought mobile app coding was the same across the board. Guess what? It is not the same. Surprise I know, don’t get me wrong I didn’t think it was identical but I did think … Read More

JJ McMahoniOS Apps Please the Eye, Android Apps… Not So Much

Ba Da Bump Review: A Fun Game To Keep You Entertained For A Good Time

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Rating: Ba Da Bump Review: At first glance it would be easy to assume that you were playing a spin off of Cut The Rope from Chillingo, from the Om Nom looking dragon who’s fire has been stolen to the back ground music that accompanies the game the similarities are certainly there. Perhaps the designers of Ba Da Bump {$0.99} were inspired … Read More

Craig WillisBa Da Bump Review: A Fun Game To Keep You Entertained For A Good Time

Evernote Trunk Conference and Developer Competition with $100,000 in Prizes

Evernote Trunk Conference

Evernote has announced that they are hosting two big events for its developer community later this year. Evernote is holding a competition with over $100,000 in prizes for all developers who build an app, service, or device that works with the Evernote system and submit it by July 15. Evernote will review the submissions over a week or two in … Read More

Kaled AliEvernote Trunk Conference and Developer Competition with $100,000 in Prizes

Unreal Development Kit Used in ‘Infinity Blade’ and ‘Epic Citadel’ Released for iOS Developers

Epic Games have followed through on their much anticipated promise to release an update to their Unreal Development Kit which supports developing apps for iOS. In case you didn’t know this is the engine behind Epic’s impressive “Epic Citadel” technology demo released in the App Store earlier this year, as well as the multi-million dollar grossing “Infinity Blade” iOS app released … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUnreal Development Kit Used in ‘Infinity Blade’ and ‘Epic Citadel’ Released for iOS Developers

First iAd placeholders spotted in iOS 4 Apps

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With iOS 4 going live today expect to see a lot of iAds in apps in the coming days on the iPhone and iPod Touch. At the moment iLounge are reporting that apps from Avantar, who produce OneTap Movies and Yellow Pages, have placeholders for iAds showing up in them already. The placeholders are easily recognisable as they look a … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFirst iAd placeholders spotted in iOS 4 Apps

Apple Changes iPhone Developer Agreement Again

The ever changing iPhone Developer Agreement has again been amended. Earlier this year, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) changed the agreement to exclude interpreted code. This was done to keep Adobe Flash-based applications out of the App Store. Adobe had created a compiler and released it as part of its CS4 suite of development tools that took programs developed in Flash and turned them … Read More

Erin PetersonApple Changes iPhone Developer Agreement Again

Distimo Report: iPad App Prices Slightly Higher

One of the common exasperated calls of the more experienced independent app developers for Apple’s iPhone or iPad is for everyone to please try and price apps at a more realistic level than 99 cents. Unfortunately in the last couple of years developers seem to have been in what has been called a “race to the bottom” in their app … Read More

Stephen NorthcottDistimo Report: iPad App Prices Slightly Higher

Apple releases iPhone OS 4 SDK BETA 3 for developers

9to5Mac are reporting that Apple has released the third iPhone OS 4 SDK BETA and is available to developers in the iPhone Developer Center. The previous Beta caused some problems for developers with camera functionality and file handling. Hopes are high that not only will those issues be fixed, but perhaps developers might get to peek at some new features … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple releases iPhone OS 4 SDK BETA 3 for developers

Apple iPad launch and app developers submission story

This post has been written by Jens Egeblad, our Guest Blogger who is the developer of the popular iPhone app for designing postcards called Lifecards. Learn more about their apps here. It is 1 a.m. Wednesday/Thursday night. The iPad will be released Saturday. I am about to go to sleep as I hear the notorious “Ding” from my inbox. It … Read More

Guest PostsApple iPad launch and app developers submission story

iPhone developer agreement Section 3.3.1 and Apple’s Intentions

Much has been made about Section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer’s agreement: Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, … Read More

Erin PetersoniPhone developer agreement Section 3.3.1 and Apple’s Intentions

Apple Now Accepting iPad Apps for ‘grand opening’

Apple is now notifying iPhone developers that they are accepting iPad apps! The notification email had the following details. iPad will begin shipping soon and your opportunity to be part of the grand opening of the iPad App Store starts today. Submit your iPad app now for an initial review by the App Review Team and receive feedback on its … Read More

RavinApple Now Accepting iPad Apps for ‘grand opening’

Apple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

Businessweek is reporting a rather bizarre rumour that “elite developers” have been given early access to iPad hardware for testing and development of Apps prior to the official debut of the device. Colour me officially jealous! The conditions for these loans is straight out of Mission Impossible: Would-be testers of the tablet-style computer, due to be released Apr. 3, must … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

Surviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West: Bogus Marketing Schemes

Surviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West. Marketing Part 01 : The bogus App Review site. In a short series of three articles I am attempting to expose some of the more seedier practices which are going on to promote apps in the sub-culture which surrounds the App Store marketplace today. Part 03 is probably the most explosive. Every app … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSurviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West: Bogus Marketing Schemes

52 Upcoming iPad Games To Watch Out For

The iPad is coming and so are the games! A list of games for the iPad. Since the details were disclosed regarding Apple’s newest device the iPad, there have been many questions asked about what applications are going to be available on it. There have been discussions about what will look good, what won’t and what apps the users hope … Read More

Jane Jones52 Upcoming iPad Games To Watch Out For

iPhone falls victim to gaming scams again

iPhone Game Scams Last year it was brought to our attention that more and more people were getting caught in scams via Facebook and Myspace. Social gaming companies were making their money through games like Mobsters and Farmville. The type of games where you pay actual money for in-game money to help you get higher and further along in the … Read More

Jane JonesiPhone falls victim to gaming scams again