We have had a few months to get to grips with iOS4's release on iPhone. I am
sure you are like me and could not live now without this release, with its UI
features of folders and task switching as well as Apple's implementation of
Multi-tasking. What I am also sure about is that, if you are and iPad user,
also like me, you will believe the iOS4 release for the iPad is long overdue.
Switching between devices, iOS4.1 on the iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 on the iPad, is
like changing between two pairs of glasses with different prescriptions and
views! After a While it can make your world spin!
Hooray... we do not have to wait long, with the promised date of November for
iOS 4.2 and the betas already being exposed to registered iOS developers.
What I am seeing in my GEO is the steady adoption of the iPad by the
corporate users, but with iOS4.2 in place I expect to see this Enterpr... (more)
Princeton Jct, NJ, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In a rapidly changing
security environment with all kinds of natural and manmade threats around us,
the well being of family members is a major concern for all of us. To address
this growing need of family safety, Rapidsoft Systems announces the launch of
RapidProtect - a comprehensive mobile application suite geared to address the
safety and security needs of the families around the world. The application
is currently available on iPhone with Android, Blackberry, Brew and J2ME
applications to be released shortly.
Many families rely on the Rapid Protect application to help them stay
connected to their children or elderly family members wherever they go.
Moreover, there are many features available in this application which helps
parents to get a better sense of their children's whereabouts when they're
away. The applic... (more)
Here is the complete article in case you haven't yet seen it.
There are a couple of interesting things going on here that I want to
discuss. First is the issue of NDA breaking. I've been asked about this a
LOT, especially with regard to iPhone development. It seems that though
pretty much everyone on the planet thinks the iPhone SDK NDA is unreasonable
and that Apple should lift it and blah blah. Here's my thoughts on NDAs in
An NDA is something that you volunteer for, it is willful act, you must
choose to agree to the terms of the NDA. No one is forcing you to do it,
there are no guns pointed at your head. If you do not like or agree with the
terms of the NDA, then do not sign it. However, if you do choose to sign it,
then, in my opinion, you lose the right to bitch and moan about the fact that
you cannot divulge privileged information. We all knew what we... (more)
Remy Porter's Blog
I love Open Source. It's a great way to develop software. But it has its
weaknesses. One of the main weaknesses is consistency. Take a look at these
Android apps. When you look at these applications for the Google backed
smartphone OS, what you'll see is a complete lack of consistency in the look
and feel of applications.
I've done a little work with iPhone app development. I'm an avid user of a
wide array of other iPhone apps. Apple provides a pretty standard set of UI
widgets. There's some variation; the slider control looks different depending
on where it's used, for example. Those variations are largely cosmetic.
If you want to have tabs in your application, there's a built-in tab control.
It rests at the bottom of the screen as a set of buttons. Every app that
wants to have tabbed screens will use the same widget and the same family of
GrindHouse Mobile Inc., the premier technical provider for adult mobile
application development, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian OS,
Palm, Windows Mobile and others, has just launched "Version 1.0" of the first
and only official pornstar iPhone® application for Sunny Leone and the
official application for adult nude super star Aria Giovanni. Both of these
brand new sexy apps are available now in the Apple iTunes® store.
Adult super star Sunny Leone's first app, the free "lite version" that offers
exclusive pictures, a blog and video clips, is now available. Version 2.0, a
premium version with more features, photo sets and videos is currently
awaiting approval. Version 2.0 is packed with all new interactive features,
games, blogs and ways to contact Sunny right from your phone, plus tons of
additional high quality exclusive content. When asked about her... (more)
In my last article, which set and solved the problems for an On-the-Road
Information Worker (Insurance Assessor). I told what Enterprise Mobility
could achieve with cool software and hardware. Now taking the story one step
along would rock.... leaving a printed document!
Even now, a few years after I saw and bought the Brother MW-140BT it still
looks a cool. With the Bluetooth Mobile Printer (MW-140BT) alongside the
Apple iPhone, they look like a partnership made in heaven... but that is
where the vision currently stops.
As far as I know the iPhone Bluetooth stack is not as fully featured as it
could be. On switching on my iPhone's Bluetooth in the office, I was able to
see a few Macbook's & PC's but that was it... bummer :-(
A cry for help...
I have got the Ultimate Mobile Device... I can build cutting-edge Mobile
Applications... Now just for one small step furthe... (more)
PBDJ Blog on Ulitzer
Many years ago I was one of the first developers in EMEA to get to grips with
a new RAD Client/Server tool called PowerBuilder, just after V1.0. By the way
PowerBuilder is now on V11.5 and still going strong.
PowerBuilder itself, as well as the client/server windows development
paradigm, was a revelation as well as a big learning curve. What made it more
manageable, along with a great education program, was that around the globe
like minded PowerBuilder newbies were forming user groups, through the help
of PowerSoft. I was lucky enough to be one of the early members of the PBUG
(PowerBuilder User Group) in the UK and it made a lasting impression on me.
An impression that had collaboration as its cornerstone and one that would
surface again this year...
Collaboration - Getting knowledge through shared experiences & learning key
niche areas throu... (more)
I have been totally excited since the booking of the Moscone West by Apple
for January 27 and believe, like most of the industry followers, that Apple
will be announcing their tablet/slate device.
Whilst digging around I came across this great video that shows how fantastic
such a device could be used in the areas of education and show some
innovations that such a device could bring to students in the new decade.
Could we now be on the edge of a totally e-classroom, that not only allows
the student to carry e-books etc (such as in the video) but allows electronic
submission of work and central management of timetables & attendance etc?
If I believe what my iPhone 'Spidy' Sense is telling me, I think January 27
will bring added support for the new device, to the iPhone/Cocoa SDK and with
so many apps already out there on the Apple App Store, the new device will
iPad on Ulitzer
A few days ago I was watching the TV News in the evening and as usual lately,
there was coverage of a company acquisition, nothing new there... But then
following that story was an iPhone related story about great new apps...
again nothing new (I'm always expecting those stories).
The close proximity of the stories got the 'old grey matter' thinking...
How many different takes on the same idea can co-exist?
Will we see applications be purchased and technology acquired? Will this help
the App Store?
In July 2007 I wrote an article entitled "App Store Will Have to Evolve" that
in conclusion stated... "It is my belief that the level of Mobile
Applications will increase... as Apple state, "there's an app for just about
anything'" and it is the 'just about' that in itself is driving iPhone
users to demand more! I also think that this increase, in the level o... (more)
In another remarkable surge, Apple said Tuesday that it had sold another
million iPads in the last 20 days. That makes three million since the widget
went on sale in the US 80 days ago, 375,000 a day. Currently available in
America, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, iPad sales will
expand to another nine countries next month.
Apple said there are now 11,000 apps that take advantage of iPad’s
Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. It will
also run most of the 225,000 apps in the App Store, including ones already
purchased for the iPhone or iPod touch.
The news came two days before the new iPhone 4’s formal launch. The phone
is already up 600,000 first-day pre-orders that swamped AT&T provisioning
The thing was blessed by the Wall Street Journal’s widget arbiter Walt
Mossberg Tuesday. After testing the phone he ... (more)
Apple said Monday that more than 1.7 million of the new iPhone 4 had sold
between Thursday when the device, now apparently in spotty supply, hit the
stores and closing time Saturday.
It's unclear whether the historic number includes the 600,000 the company
said had been pre-ordered.
In a statement CEO Steve Jobs said, "This is the most successful product
launch in Apple's history. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were
turned away because we did not have enough supply."
The white version of the phone isn't available at all right now because of
some production glitch.
Apple sold a million of the iPhone 4's 3G predecessor in its first three days
The iPhone 4 has been selling in the U.S., UK, France, Germany and Japan and
is supposed to be available in another 18 countries by the end of July -
namely Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, ... (more)