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Applications Opinion

Apps that changed the world…

In the first of several posts, we take a look at mobile apps that changed the world in one way or another, for better or worse. There are dozens of apps that could lay claim to having changed the world or had a far-reaching impact – some of these are simply mobile versions of websites, perhaps Facebook or Twitter for […]

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Operator app stores hit the rocks: 3 close this month

Operator app stores had been trumpeted – by the operators at least – as a way for them to maintain a stake in the valuable business of selling users ‘value add’ services. Petrified (or indignant, occasionally) at the predictions they were to become just ‘dumb pipes’ additional revenue streams were urgently sought. In 2012 several operators realised […]

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Looks like Apple might be getting serious on iPad catalogues

Eagle-eyed top man Aaron Watkins at PR firm Appency was checking out his client’s app in the iTunes App Store last night when he noticed the app now had a new top level category assigned to it. Previously it was lumped into the rather generic “Lifestyle” category. Now it’s in the “Catalogs” category. Aaron’s client, […]

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The patent panic hitting the App Store developers

This is one of those frustrating news items that has the propensity to wind-up everybody and generate a heck of a lot of bad publicity for the key protagonist waving his patents. Charles Arthur over at The Guardian reports that some enterprising software patent owners have decided to have-a-go at mobile application developers that they […]

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The FT’s HTML5 app heralds the death of the App Store

I’m delighted to bring you an opinion piece regarding the future of the app store concept. It’s written by Tod Peddler, CEO at MobileNationHQ. Over to you Tod: – – – – – The Death of the App Store As has been well reported, the FT recently created its own HTML5 app to circumnavigate the […]

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MWC: An emerging theme?

It really is all about the app stores this year.  Android, Windows, Nokia, Blackberry, Orange – the handset manufacturers and the operators are slowly focusing their attention in this direction, with various flavours of developer support to match. It will, they are confidently asserting, help developers and consumers – with just one place to publish […]

Zit Picker – Possibly the Most Disgusting App for the iPhone

If you thought that the countless fart apps available in the App Store were disgusting, I’d advice you to stay away from Zit Picker. This app not only plays with with the audio, but the app’s visuals will make you cringe in your seats. This one’s so crazy, my 6-year-old niece ran off the moment […]

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Vatican embraces iPhone app

iBreviary is am iPhone app developed by Rev. Paolo Padrini and an Italian web designer. It contains a Breviary prayer book in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Latin and, in the near future, Portuguese and German. It also contains 2 other sections, the prayers of the daily Mass, and various other prayers. It’s available for […]

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iTunes App Store promo codes arrive. Genius!

Jason at TechCrunch picked this one up via MacRumours: Apple’s App Store has finally given developers the ability to release up to 50 promotional codes for their applications, allowing them distribute their apps to press and friends free of charge directly through the App Store. This is going to be really, REALLY useful for developers. […]

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100m applications downloaded from iTunes App Store

Got this in from Apple: Apple(R) today announced that iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from its groundbreaking new App Store since its launch on July 11, 2008. More than 3,000 applications are currently available on the App Store, with over 90 percent priced at less than $10 and […]

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T-Mo planning iPhone app store equivalent?

T-Mobile USA has announced it’s planning on taking a leaf out of Apple’s book by opening up its development platform. The end result? A T-Mobile-a-like of the iPhone App Store, according to a report on Moconews, which will let developers submit their apps designed for T-Mobile phones in return for a share of the revenue […]

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Apple App Store: impressive first week

How many downloads from the new Apple App Store might have happened since it launched late last week? 10,000? 100,000? 1,000,000 Actually, it’s none of the above. We got news this morning that iPhone and iPod Touch users have already downloaded over 10 million apps. Whilst Apple hasn’t stated just what proportion of this 10m […]