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BlackBerry World: Kevin Whinnery of Appcelerator announces support for BlackBerry 10

This is Momchil with a video of Kevin Whinnery of Appcelerator. Kevin Whinnery, Director of Developer Relations for Appcelerator, announces support for BlackBerry 10, which should be arriving “this fall”. Appcelerator is a mobile development platform with an SDK and a suite of tools for developers allowing to develop native applications for iOS, Android and […]

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Need to test on the iPad but don’t have one? Talk to DeviceAnywhere!

I had a note in from the DeviceAnywhere team today to let me know that they’ve now added the iPad into their handset line-up so you can now remotely use and control an iPad with their service. So if you’d like to see if your app *actually* works on a real live iPad (as apposed […]

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QuickOffice on 100m+ phones: “That’s what you call reach, Mr iPhone Developer”

There’s quite a lot of discussion going on at the newsletter post I published today. It always gets exciting when The Blandford gets involved (that is, Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian). Responding to a query about successful Symbian downloads, Rafe pointed out that Quickoffice is on over 100 million Symbian phones. Including the 3 […]

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SonicMule and every other developer should watch Nokia carefully

A tweet from Lee Williams, top man at the Symbian Foundation, pointed me to this blog post at the Wall Street Journal Online. Ty McMahan of the WSJ quotes Jeff Smith, CEO of SonicMule (the people who make the phenomenal music app, Smule) thus: “Nokia isn’t on the shortlist of anything we do at Smule […]

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Video: James Lamberti of mobile advertising giant, InMobi

If you haven’t heard of InMobi yet, don’t worry. You will. They’re coming. Having already locked up the Far Eastern markets (8 billion mobile impressions a month, 150+ million user reach), InMobi is the biggest mobile marketing giant that you’ve never heard of. If you’re into mobile applications (or websites) in any way, you should […]

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Video: Parts 2-4 of Ben from Chomp (including demo)

Part 1 of Ben Keighran’s interview went down very well indeed. (Ben is the Co-Founder of app discovery behemoth, Chomp). I’ve had some super feedback from his first interview so I’m delighted to bring you the second, third and fourth versions — a chomptastic video extravaganza! In the second part of our interview with Ben […]

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Apple continues to dick about with App Store policies: Explicit apps might be ok now [Scratch that]

On Monday, if you were a developer of adult themed mobile apps for the iPhone platform, you were screwed. You were in the middle of packing up your bags and heading out to another segment of the industry. You’d already phoned your investors, suppliers and colleagues to tell them it was ‘game over’ and you […]

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In the light of the 5,000 app purge, developers should take a look at RIM & Nokia

All of the developers I’ve spoken to this evening about Apple’s ‘5,000 app purge’ have spoken on condition of anonymity. Nobody wants to criticise Apple, it seems. (Here’s the post I wrote earlier) I can well understand this — especially if you’ve got a good revenue stream coming from the App Store. But it does […]

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Apple’s dumping of 5,000 applications is really annoying developers

I’ve been taking the temperature of the mobile developers around the world on the news that Apple has — as TechCrunch reports — decided to remove any application that includes ‘overtly sexual content’. Leaving aside the hypocrisy (again, TechCrunch is on the money), this is a serious, serious problem for mobile developers. It’s all very […]

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Ideaworks: 1-click porting to iPhone, Android, Symbian, WinMo, Brew & Maemo

Have you come across Ideaworks? No? Definitely take a look. Last October they launched a PC version of their cross-platform mobile application software development kit. Essentially this enabled developers to use the Ideaworks SDK to build an application that, with just a single click, will work on: – iPhone – Android – Symbian – Windows […]

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Parrot AR.Drone: Crying out for your mobile development attention!

Whenever I’m briefing device manufacturers — you know, standing in front of 30 product managers and jumping up in down in front of a PowerPoint — I always make the point that they need to make their devices cool. If you’re Apple, this happens automatically — but if you’re anyone else, you have to work […]

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Help: Mobile app developers needed for project

I got this marketplace enquiry in today from a regular reader who’s hunting for assistance in the mobile applications space. Can you help? If so drop me an email and I’ll introduce you: Ewan, I have a client looking to build out mobile applications that would work on iPhone, Blackberry, Android, WinMo, and poss Symbian […]