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Nokia and AT&T offering $10 million in application development contest

September 23rd, 2010

Today, AT&T and Nokia announced the “Calling All Innovators” contest for developers. The contests goal is to get more North American-centric applications into the Nokia ecosystem. Oh, and if your application happens to be picked by AT&T and Nokia as a winner… there is a cool $10 million in cash and prizes waiting to be …

webOS 2.0 SDK getting limited release starting today

August 31st, 2010

Finally! Palm has announced that they will begin to roll out the webOS 2.0 SDK — in a limited capacity — to developers starting today. The company isn’t talking about what webOS 2.0 will bring to consumers, but they are touting some of the major overhauls and additions that developers can look forward to. Some …

XDA finds SIM-unlock method for all Galaxy S phones

August 23rd, 2010

If you recently purchased — or have plans to purchase — a phone in the Samsung Galaxy S line, the folks over a xda-developers have a pretty interesting tutorial up on their forums. The instructions detail how to carrier-unlock your Galaxy S phone (e.g. Captivate, Vibrant, etc.) without the need to pay for a SIM unlocking service. The process …

Carrier billing coming soon to the Android market

July 24th, 2010

Google updated its Android Developers blog with some legal changes to the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA) that suggest carrier billing is on the horizon. According to the posting, Google is introducing new payment options for the Android Market and has added “authorized carriers” as an indemnified party. Developers have been alerted of these …

RIM updates Locate Service, GPS-free location queries now possible

July 19th, 2010

Today, RIM announced an update to its BlackBerry Locate Service that will allow developers to use GPS-free cellular triangulation to acquire location information in their apps. As RIM states: Users can be indoors with no GPS coverage, but your app will still be able to guide them to restaurants or points of interest (POI) around …

Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta 1 to developers

July 14th, 2010

Hey, what do we have here? Apple has just released iOS 4.1 beta 1 to developers. We’re in the process of downloading the new bits now and will report back with any new goodies (or fixes) we find. If you are already an Apple developer hit up developer.apple.com to get the latest firmware. Let us …

Palm webOS half-off sale extended to July 23rd

July 11th, 2010

Good news for webOS owners as Palm has extended its half-off application sale until July 23rd. Slated to end on July 9th, this sale slashed the price of almost all apps in the app catalog by 50%. Lest you start worrying about the financial implications of such a sale on the struggling webOS developers, this developer-friendly …

Do Android developers outnumber iPhone developers?

July 6th, 2010

Do Android developers outnumber iPhone developers? If you believe this survey of 401 mobile developers than yes, yes they do. Vision Mobile, a “market analysis and strategy firm delivering market know-how to the mobile industry,” have a poll that indicates that more mobile application developers have experience with Google’s Android platform than with any other mobile …

SkypeKit to allow integration of Skype into all web-based devices

June 22nd, 2010

Skype’s new collection of software and APIs, named SkypeKit, is designed to take Skype out of the box. Literally. The new kit will allow developers to integrate Skype video and audio chat into virtually any web-connected device or product with their own custom interface. Skype describes its new tool set as follows: SkypeKit is designed …