Apple’s App Store about to hit 50 billion downloads

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Apple’s App Store is about to hit yet another milestone as the company has updated its website with a countdown to 50 billion downloads. Apple will also be giving away US$ 10,000 App Store Gift Card to the user who downloads the 50 billionth app. The next 50 users who download apps from the App Store could win $500 App … Read More

Apple Airs Two New iPad TV Ads, ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’

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Apple has launched new TV ad campaigns, focusing on the App Store and the range of apps offered for iOS devices. On Sunday, Apple aired two new TV ads for its iPad and iPad mini, called ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’, highlighting the over 300,000 apps available for the device. The ads, both of which had a similar theme, showed a number … Read More

Apple Fixes Corrupt App Store Downloads

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Late Wednesday, during the time when many were celebrating the 4th of July, the App Store began delivering corrupted apps through the App Store which caused many users to suffer app crashes and springboard resets. Many apps, such as Instapaper began to crash even after a clean install. Instapaper creator, Marco Arment posted on his site that his own app … Read More

Apple pulls Support for Android in Chomp App Discovery Service

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Apple purchased San-Francisco start-up, Chomp, in February in order to utilize its App Search service for their own App Store. However, Chomp retained its app search service for Android users, until late last week. Apple likely decided to pull support for Android in order to minimize the usage of the website and focus it on iOS applications. Chomp also has … Read More

iOS Developers Experience Boost in Sales During Christmas

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The holiday season sends iOS Developers scrambling each year in order to finish up their apps for submission before Apple stops accepting new submissions for the year. However, over the last three years, its become obvious that during this time, app developers experience much higher sales. This could be due to one of two things, either people are downloading more of … Read More

IMDB Latest App To Receive AirPlay Video Support

Support for AirPlay video streaming actually arrived in iOS 4.3, but apps that actually take advantage of the new technology have been in short supply. Now though, we can add the IMDB app to the (short) list.

Apple’s iOS Dominates Mobile Software Market Sales

With the mobile software market constantly growing, it’s becoming clear that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are becoming the dominant forces in the market, with Nokia’s Ovi Store and RIM’s BlackBerry App World coming up the rear.

Apple’s App Store About To Serve 10 Billion Downloads

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July 10th 2008 saw the launch of the iOS App Store and the sales numbers have been stellar ever since. The next milestone to arrive will be the 10 billionth download, and Apple will be celebrating by giving the lucky downloader a $10,000 App Store gift card. Let’s just think about that 10 billion number for a minute. It’s taken … Read More

Impact of Apps being featured by App Stores [Waze Case Study]

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The Holy Grail of App marketing is still getting featured on Apple’s own App Store. All new products get a few days in the marketing sunshine that is the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes. And once that period is over your app’s sales can sink like a rather heavy stone in a deep dark pool, no matter how good … Read More

Apple Publishes App Store Review Guidelines

App Store Review Guidelines

In another surprise move today Apple has published what it calls a “living document” which attempts to clarify the current App Store Approval guidelines. The document is available for all registered developers to read and is written in a chatty human friendly way. The majority of the guidelines are common sense, and most developers should really find that they probably knew … Read More

App Store Nears 250,000 Apps. Facebook Hits 100 Million

Facebook, which some would claim is probably the most used service on iPhone (via the Facebook app particularly), has passed 100 Million active users this weekend. Coincidentally that is close to the total number of iOS Devices that Apple has sold. Meanwhile Apple’s own iTunes App Store now boasts close to 250,000 Apps currently in its storefront, and has had … Read More

Apple’s New iPad Ad is ‘delicious’

Today Apple posted a new ad for the iPad which highlights a few apps from the App Store giving an overview of what the device is capable of. Check out the new ad:

Vonage Now Lets You Call Your Facebook Friends For Free

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Vonage, famous for providing easy to use voice-over-ip solutions, released a new iOS 4 app today that allows facebook users to call each other for free. The app, called Vonage Mobile for Facebook, connects with facebook using Facebook Connect and then displays a list of all of your friends. The friend list is grouped into two groups, those who have … Read More