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Developers

New goodies found in iOS 4.3; multitouch gestures for iPad, more

January 12th, 2011

Following news that iOS 4.3 beta 1 has been seeded to developers, Apple’s servers are no doubt being hammered by anxious developers looking to explore all the new features. We pinged a few of our dev friends for feedback on new additions they’ve found and here’s what we have so far: Personal hotspot capabilities for …

iOS 4.3 intros AirPlay support for third-party apps, Web apps

January 12th, 2011

Apple on Wednesday released a new build of iOS — version 4.3 beta 1 — that significantly expands AirPlay functionality for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In current public builds of iOS, only native Apple applications can make use of AirPlay, which allows multimedia content to be streamed wirelessly from iOS devices and Mac …

Mac App Store cracked? Tutorial surfaces

January 6th, 2011

There’s a tutorial on how to download and install cracked apps from the newly-launched Mac App Store floating around, and while we’re not encouraging pirating applications and cracked apps, we’re sure Apple will patch this pretty soon and it’s worth reporting on. If you download a free app from the Mac App Store, like the …

Mac App Store hands-on!

January 6th, 2011

Earlier this morning, Apple unleashed Mac OS X 10.6.6 which brought along with it the Mac App Store. Now that we’re rockin’ away on the latest OS version and have played with the App Store for Macs, we have some feedback. Join us for the ride, alright?

Apple unsurprisingly only allowing full apps in Mac App Store

December 3rd, 2010

Any developers out there that thought they’d be able to submit trial or demo versions of their applications for inclusion in Apple’s Mac App Store are going to unfortunately out of luck. Not unexpected, Apple has chosen to only offer full apps in the upcoming computer-focused application portal. Apple’s suggestion for those of you that …

WP7 developers complain of missing payments, broken reporting tools

November 29th, 2010

Microsoft is making good progress in its efforts to woo developers to the new Windows Phone 7 platform, but we hope the company is equally devoted to keeping devs on board once they arrive. As the Redmond giant struggles to become a leader once again in the mobile space, developers and the apps they build …

Windows Phone 7 team boasts of 3,000 apps, 15,000 developers

November 25th, 2010

When Windows Phone 7 launched in the U.S. earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it already had 2,000 apps and 13,000 developers registered to build software for the platform. Two short weeks later, the proud Redmond giant is boasting of 3,000 apps and 15,000 registered developers. That’s some solid growth for a new, unproven platform. …

Nokia’s Ovi Store now serves 3 million downloads each day

November 18th, 2010

Nokia is certainly not the first cell phone company that comes to mind when the topic of App Stores is raised. Here in the U.S., it’s probably not even the second, third or fourth company that comes to mind. But as the market for mobile apps continues to explode globally, Nokia is quietly proving it …

T-Mobile’s G2 gets the root treatment courtesy of XDA

November 9th, 2010

Dear hardware OEMs: Resistance. Is. Futile. It seems as though the gang over in the IRC channel #G2Root xda-developers have found a permanent rooting solution for T-Mobile’s HTC G2 handset. As you may recall, the rooting community ran into a little hiccup with the Android 2.2 device due to an auto-restore feature aimed at helping …

Apple’s Mac App Store: Will developers pay?

October 20th, 2010

Today, at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” media event, company CEO Steve Jobs announced that within the next 90 days Apple would be opening a desktop application store; modeled after the very successful mobile store currently utilized by iOS devices. The desktop application store will provide an app catalog, automatic updates, and will allow users to install …