Ngmoco Playing God with GodFinger for iPhone

Ngmoco never fail to produce outstanding games for the iPhone and iPod touch. Previously they have had Eliminate and Touch Pets Dogs and most recently Godfinger. Godfinger at the moment is only available in Canada, it’s a way of ‘beta testing’ the game before releasing it to the rest of the world. The game play is simple, you are the … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support?

Although this has been rumoured many times before and not been delivered, it’s something that does seem to be coming. iPhone OS already allows multitasking in a multitude of ways, but none of those are directly exposed to users. Developers can create multi-threaded apps either using POSIX threads or Apple’s own NSThread, which is built on-top of that system. But … Read More

Palm Announces 20 New Game Titles at GDC 2010

Although Palm were hopelessly slow at getting a decent high-performance 3D API into the hands of it’s developers, it seems to have stepped up it’s efforts in the last couple of months with the help of some “early-access” developers. Earlier this week we reported that Palm had announced a public beta version of the Palm® webOS™ Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) … Read More

Microsoft unveils first 3D games for Windows Phone 7 Series. Direct3D only!

Microsoft has today released some screenshots of a couple of 3D games that are currently in development for the Windows Phone 7 Series. Is it just me or is that an awfully big mouthful for such a small device? Anyway, the images look interesting, but this is not an impressive enough couple of titles to excite people into buying another … Read More

Ngmoco Gives Interesting Talk on How Eliminate Was Built | GDC 2010

In one of the first GDC (Game Developers Conference) panels this morning in San Francisco Ngmoco kicked things off with a presentation on how they put their flagship “freemium” FPS Eliminate together. Their aim from the outset was to produce the definitive iPhone FPS which boasts all the features gamers expect from a console or PC equivalent. With a small … Read More

Phone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

As I suggested last week, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC over phone patents did not come out of the blue, and is not the last of what may mushroom into a multi-company skirmish, perhaps even including Microsoft. Oppenheimer analyst Yai Reiner issued a report yesterday that illuminated the issues and industry discussions that have been going on behind closed doors prior … Read More

New 3D Games Potentially Coming To The Palm Pre and Pixi

The biggest barrier for good quality high-performance 3D games on Palm Smart-phones has finally been removed. Palm (PALM) have finally officially confirmed that they have added a component to their webOS Software Development Kit which will allow developers to target high-performance 3D graphics and native ARM code. This is in the form of a webOS plugin that Palm plans to … Read More

Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

It seems Apple may be starting another round of application removals from the App Store. On Thursday it started removing selected Wi-Fi finder apps, otherwise known as “stumblers”. These apps enable iPhone and iPod Touch users to locate Wi-Fi networks around them and then try to use those networks for internet access. One reason given by Apple to one app author was … Read More

Gameloft Sports Pack – iPhone Trailer

Unlike other markets for handheld games the App Store is still a new concept and still evolving. The advantage of a new market is that it gives developers the freedom to adopt new strategies and be innovative. After the ‘freemium’ model proving to be a great success, iPhone developers are now offering ‘Game Packs’ to promote their games. All-In-1 Gamebox … Read More

Control Your Dog With iRemoteDog For iPhone [Video Proof]

If you own a dog and wished that you could train it to perform a few tricks without spending money on specialized dog training then iRemoteDog might just solve your purpose in less than $2! iRemoteDog for iPhone is a simple app that claims to help you control your dog with 12 commonly used commands. The app is based on … Read More

iPhone 4G Coming Soon? New Evidence

As we predicted in an earlier post, with the iPad announcement out of the way, the hype and rumors are really starting to accumulate around the iPhone 4G. The still rumored device will probably be announced in June during the WWDC; as has been the tradition in the past. Until then, we have to subsist on the diet of rumors … Read More

iPhone/iPod touch Software Version 3.1.3 Now Available

iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPod touch software update details CoreAudio Impact: Playing a maliciously crafted mp4 audio file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A buffer overflow exists in the handling of mp4 audio files. Playing a maliciously crafted mp4 audio file may lead to an unexpected application termination or … Read More

iTunes 9.0.3 Update Now Available | Software Update

iTunes 9.0.3 update is now available for download so hit the update option and check out what’s new! Details: iTunes 9.0.3 provides a number of important bug fixes, including: • iTunes no longer ignores your “Remember password for purchases” setting. • Addresses problems with syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with iPod. • Resolves a problem recognizing when iPod is … Read More

Apple Numbers Back Up Perceived Dominance

Apple held its first quarter earnings call yesterday. Amidst the dry financials and reporters eager to sneak in a question or two about LaLa or the Tablet, some interesting numbers emerged that back up what many of us already perceive. Apple is, as the popular Internet meme says, “crushing it” in the mobile space. Apple sold 8.7 million new iPhone … Read More