Developers See Android Stronger than Apple iOS in Future

Figures just in from a survey of developers by Appcelerator and IDC have found that around 60% of devs see Android as a better bet for the future, whilst 35% believe that iOS will remain dominant. This is a shift from a previous survey that found around 55% favouring Android … Read the Full Story →

“Muted” Response to Apple’s Relaxation of App Store Rules – Adobe

Apple relaxed a few of its App Store rules recently and one of those changes had the net effect of letting apps that have been made with Adobe’s Flash authoring tools to be sold through Apple’s App Store. Bearing in mind that the Apple / Adobe spat over Flash associated … Read the Full Story →

Apple Acknowledges App Store Name Squatting? Or Simply Spring Cleans

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have decided to clean house in the App Store and have started sending out notices to developers telling them that they will have their inactive app names deleted if they do not upload a binary within 90 days. The “problem” of App Store name squatting has been discussed … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

Apple set to release an iPhone Retail Store app

AppleInsider are reporting that Apple is set to launch an iPhone App Store app tomorrow (Tuesday) that will allow iPhone users to make Genius bar appointments, as well as pre-order the new iPhone 4. It will also offer location awareness features so that you can find your closest Apple Retailer, … Read the Full Story →

Rumor: Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry

The New York Post has kicked off a rumor that Apple (AAPL) is days away from facing an antitrust investigation into its decision to place restrictions on the way that iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad developers can work. Apple has effectively said that any apps published in the iTunes App … Read the Full Story →

70% of Apple iPhone App developers heading to Android: AdMob

Admob have carried out a survey of their developers. Not sure when this actually was, because I didn’t get asked, but anyway. What we need to remember with this survey is that Google are in the process of buying AdMob. And that Google are the developers of the Android mobile … Read the Full Story →

Apple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

We reported last week about Apple removing the vast majority of apps from iTunes that they considered contained too much “adult orientated” material. Over the weekend we also took a look at how Apple were removing some WiFi Signal Finder apps from iTunes (otherwise known as “Stumblers”). This second case … Read the Full Story →