Today I’ve been working on submitting an update to our popular Catholic Prayers database app: it’ll be our first Universal application to hit the App Store. Ever since we upgraded to the latest SDK we can only build for iOS 4, but we’ve set the iPhone OS Deployment Target to be 3.1.3. That way, our… →
iPhone iOS 4: watch out designers! Apps icons display changes: no more transparency.
I was so busy checking out the new iOS 4 features like folders and wallpapers, it took me a while to realize that the icons that used to be transparent now draw a black rounded-corners square behind the icon. This is most certainly because the new wallpapers implementation draws shadows and glows around the icons… →
iPhone “4G”: new features, new colors, new OS
The new iPhone is expected to be announced in a few days at Apple’s WWDC. This time there’s a lot known and just a little unknowns, since a prototype iPhone was “found in a bar” and sold to Gizmodo earlier this year. The next generation iPhone is expected to feature: front-facing video chat camera, improved… →
Apple’s iPhone OS 4 new terms and conditions to kill Flash CS 5, Rhodes and Appcellerator Titanium?
Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement was updated in the iPhone 4.0 SDK to specifically prohibit the development of apps using “an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool,” which would include Adobe’s Flash, Sun’s Java, Microsoft’s Silverlight/Mono, Unity 3D games engine, and most Cross-platform development frameworks such as Rhomobile Rhodes and Appcelerator Titanium. An… →
Apple’s iAd vs. Google’s AdMob: will iAd kill AdMob?
Apple’s tent poles for iPhone OS 4 looked somewhat aimed at getting back markets in which 3rd parties have been filling the role so far: one of these is iAds. The dominating platform for mobile ads is currently AdMob, which provides a complete platform for advertising on mobile devices through web sites and mobile apps… →
Apple’s iPhone “4G” launch on June 7 with iPhone OS 4
Apple announced on Friday that WWDC 2010 will kick off on June 7, running through June 11 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. A date for the keynote was not announced, though it is expected to be June 7. One new rumor suggests the fourth-generation iPhone could go on sale immediately after it is announced. A… →
Apple’s Game Center to kill Open Feint and Plus+ social gaming networks?
With over 50,000 gaming titles on the App Store, Apple said it will be forming a social gaming network with features to invite friends, set up matchmaking for multiplayer games, support for leaderboards, and for tracking in game achievements. The feature set is now pretty much standard in the existing social gaming networks such as… →
iPhone OS 4: Making life easier to the enterprise
More then a single major feature, Apple introduced a bundle of features aimed to the enterprise, which are…
Apple to provide iBookstore to iPhone and iPod Touch with OS 4
Steve Jobs announced iPad’s iBooks will be available on all iPhone OS devices. The iBooks application will work on both iPhone and iPod touch, and all books and page placements will be synced wirelessly across a user’s devices. As with the iPad, Apple will be bundling in a free “Winnie the Pooh” book.
iPhone OS 4: New Mail app
The new Mail app features a Unified Inbox that lets users view all of their mail accounts in one inbox just like Mail.app in Mac OS X, it also offers fast inbox switching, an option to organize messages by thread, and the ability to open attachments with an 3rd party app. iPad debuted this ability,… →
iPhone OS 4: how to group apps into folders
Folders in Apple’s iPhone OS 4 will allow to group apps in the Home Screen pages. Creating a folder is as simple as dragging apps on top of each other to group them.
iPhone OS 4, multitasking experience without drawbacks
Apple’s Senior Vice President of iPhone software Scott Forstall explained how the company was able to add multitasking while preserving battery life and avoiding major slow downs: iPhone 4 will add seven different multitasking services APIs for developers, each tuned to solve different multitasking scenarios.
Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to gain multitasking and over 100 new user features this summer
Steve made it again. As Microsoft is going to “copy” Apple’s iPhone banning multitasking for 3rd parties apps, the “most advanced mobile OS in the world” makes another leap forward adding a multitasking implementation that provides a “multitasking experience” to users while preserving battery life. The new release adds 7 services for developers that allow… →