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 … Read the Full Story →

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

iPad TV Ads

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, … Read the Full Story →

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, … Read the Full Story →

Apple Adds Free App of the Week and Editor’s Choice to Mac and iOS App Store

Free app of the week

Apple now has over 300,000 apps in the iOS App Store and over 100,000 in the Mac App Store. It’s almost impossible to fathom just how successful both App Stores have been and how much more potential it has, to become even a bigger part of our everyday lives. Late … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

‘Jawbone Icon’ Bluetooth Headset The Best Things do come in Small Packages [Review]

Jawbone ICON The Hero

Jawbone Icon (Hero) Rating: I used to laugh along with the comedians as they would make jokes at the men and women who would walk the streets, shops and even around their own homes with bluetooth headsets permanently poking out from their ear. I could never be like that, or so … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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, … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →