Create apps for Android with Google’s ‘App Inventor’

Apple’s app store over the past two years has seen substantial growth in the number of developers developing for the iOS devices. In a recent report AppStore HQ revealed some interesting numbers which show that there are around 43,000 active developers for the iOS platform and just around 10,000 developers for the Android platform. The availability of quality apps for the iPhone, … Read More

Drift Mania Championship for iPhone Coming Soon to the App Store

Drift Mania Championship

Racing games for iPhone and iPod touch is a popular genre and there are many titles available in the App Store which make the best use of iPhones graphical abilities. The control mechanism in a racing game is always simple, a very easy implementation of accelerometer or touch based controls. However, drifting your car in a racing game on iPhone has always proved to … Read More

CF Defense HD for iPad. Ferocious FPS Let Down by only a Single Location

CF Defense HD iPad5

CF Defense HD Rating: First person shooters have had mixed reviews on iDevices with the use of virtual d-pads and the touch screen not always conducive to good control systems, CF Defense HD is the latest to attempt to succeed in the App Store. The first thing that you’ll notice when playing this game is that they have got rid of … Read More

Apple Briefly Advertises For iTunes Fraud Prevention Specialist

We covered the iTunes 4th of July “Hack” yesterday. Apple issued a statement claiming that only 400 accounts were compromised in this recent, and first “major” iTunes related fraud. To put that in perspective that is some 0.0003% of all iTunes accounts currently active. And when you consider all the facts Apple’s history to date is considerably better than most … Read More

R-Type for iPhone from EA Mobile: First Screens

R-Type iPhone

EA Mobile recently announced their upcoming game for iPhone/iPod touch called “R-Type” The game is a classic side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game in which you control a space fighter to defend humanity. R-Type for iPhone keeps 100% true to the original game allowing fans to get back to the ‘80s video-arcade experience in the palm of their hands. Some features … Read More

Apple Issues Statement on July 4th iTunes “Hack”

Over the July 4th weekend news of a “Massive” iTunes App Store hack was circulated around the web. We were advised to lock down our credit cards, change our passwords and to generally panic! What seemed to be happening was that some hacked individuals iTunes accounts, that have been readily available on the Chinese Black Market for some time, were … Read More

‘Heights’ for iPhone. New Doodle Jump Like Game with Laid Back Attitude

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Heights Rating: Doodle Jump has been one of the major hits of the App Store and there have been many similar games that have attempted to follow in it’s footsteps. Heights for iPhone is another such title although it seems to be more like Doodle Jump of Prozac with it’s laid back approach and storyline that follows a seed that was … Read More

New: Find My iPhone App From Apple

MobileMe, Apple’s paid online service for email, device synching, personal web pages and the like, has had a “Find My iPhone” service for a while now. If you misplaced your iPhone then you could potentially find it via this service, using cell tower and WiFi triangulation, as well as via your device’s in built GPS unit (if your model had … Read More

Apple’s Stunning App Store Hyperwall at WWDC 2010

In “Apple World” the equivalent of Christmas is WWDC. And in “Apple World” the equivalent of a Christmas Tree is an App Store Hyperwall! Currently on display at WWDC is a veritable Christmas Tree celebrating the eternal Christmas of Apple’s iTunes App Store. Apple’s Hyperwall, put simply, is 30 LED screens which together form a video wall showing the top … Read More

Google (GOOG) Mobile Search iPhone App Store Links Go Live

Google announced earlier this week that they would show iPhone App Store links at the top of their mobile search results. Clicking on one of those search results takes you directly to Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. Once there users can view the application’s listing, creators name and user reviews. At the moment this feature is only available for US users, … Read More

Skype 2.0 for iPhone to allow free calls on 3G until 2011

skype 3G voice calls

Skype 2.0 was a major update for the popular voip app for iPhone as it allowed users to make voice calls on 3G network however, skype-to-skype calls were supposed to be free only for a limited time (August 2010). Today TUAW reported that 3G skype-to-skype calls will now be free until 2011. There is still no clarity on what the … Read More

Apple’s iPad App Store Now Live Internationally

dutch ipad app store

The strong demand in US for Apple’s iPad might have delayed its launch internationally but that sure didn’t keep hardcore Apple fans from buying one of the hottest selling devices. A recent report published on MacRumors quoted results reported by Yahoo! which highlighted some interesting information about iPad users. During the measurement period, the iPad has only been available for purchase in the U.S. market; … Read More

Tunes Attack iPhone Game Review

Tunes Attack ! Rating: Great Idea Poorly Implemented. There are many rhythm games in the App Store already, however it’s always nice to see a new version of the genre that is looking the push the boundaries and offer the player something new. And that’s exactly what Nemoid Studio’s are doing with their new App Store title, Tunes Attack. Tunes … Read More

Apple hires App Store Game Editorial Chief

Apple has shown that it is taking games more and more seriously over the last few months. This is another move in that direction. Matt Casamassina, previously the ‘editor-at-large’ over at IGN has been hired by Apple as their App Store Game Editor in Chief. Matt explains what this means on his personal weblog : In a nutshell, I will be … Read More

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