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According to Ars Technica, Apple is set to cross the 1 billion app finish line later this week. With the rate of downloads increasing, the data once again reminds us about the explosive popularity of the iPhone platform. Apple is currently averaging 5.1 million downloads per day. This ...
Earlier this year Skout shifted gears, shedding its role as a traditional location-based social network in the same vein as Brightkite to become a network exclusively focused on location-based dating. It's now primarily centered around its iPhone application, which launched in Janua...
The number of times I get pinged about an iPhone app getting rejected is almost catching up to the number of times I get pinged for ones accepted. Obviously, it's a very small percentage that get rejected, but developers are getting increasingly annoyed -- and for good reason in some c...
Gaming has proven to have huge appeal on the iPhone. Because of that, there are a thousands of games in the App Store — which is great for consumers, but it can also be overwhelming. And it can be frustrating for developers who can see their work easily lost in the sea of apps. The iPh...
Ask people what their favorite website is, and increasingly you'll hear Hulu (at least in the US). The NBC and Fox-backed online video service just kicks ass when it comes to content, interface and overall execution. And now it's apparently going to attempt to translate that into a kic...
Do you like iPhone apps? If you have an iPhone, it's probably safe to assume you answered "Yes." So do we. You know what else we like? Our readers. That's why tomorrow, we're holding our first ever iPhone App Giveaway Spree over at MobileCrunch. Starting at 9 A.M. PST tomorrow, we'l...
Yelp's version 2.0 of its iPhone app has officially hit Apple's App store. We reported on Yelp's focus on the mobile space and its importance here. As we wrote recently, the new app gives consumers even more ease in automatically reviewing businesses via their iPhone and enhances i...
When the iPhone App Store launched last year, a flood of 'virtual' music apps, ranging from pianos to drums hit the market. Most of these didn't fare so well on the iPhone's small screen, save for one fantastic standout: Smule's Ocarina, which was perfectly suited for the iPhone and...
I’ve been looking into the Facebook Comments Box, which launched in February. Photo by suburbanslice It’s a perfect example of what I’m seeing as a growing trend, in which various “social widgets” actually replace functionality which should be built into...
iPhone app that tells you what's in season with local food. Eating local food when its in season is an increasingly popular goal among people who are interested in eating the tastiest, healthiest food while also being good to the environment. The Locavore iPhone app will come in handy ...
As the New York Times reported, Skype's founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, are in talks with several private equity firms and are amassing their own financial resources to make a bid for the internet phone business. eBay bought Skype from Zennstrom and Friis for around $3.1...
Dictionary.com, part of the Ask.com network, has launched a free iPhone app that delivers lets you look up definitions and synonyms from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, reaching into a database of more than 275,000 definitions and 80,000 synonyms. The app also features audio pronu...
Yahoo Messenger now has an iPhone app (iTunes link). It lets you IM your friends, see their status, share photos, share links, choose emoticons, and see recent conversations. It also lets you send free text messages by choosing a contact's mobile phone number if they are not online...
Popular social gaming developer Zynga has just released Mafia Wars on Apple's App Store, bringing the company's incredibly popular game, which has over 9 million monthly users on Facebook alone, to the iPhone. You can grab the free game here (iTunes Link). The game revolves around ...
Hey, pig: Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails knows how to make an iPhone app. Their latest app, which should appear this week, is basically a music, video and image browser with a number if connectors to NIN.com, the band's website. In short, it turns a band's website into a portable soc...
Free entertainment hub Boxee keeps on getting better and better. A couple of hours ago, the venture-backed startup released a full API that allows developers to build applications for the open-source platform using a set of API calls in Python and writing the GUI using XML. At the same...
We knew it'd be a hit, but not that much of a hit. The official Skype iPhone application, announced earlier this week, hit the iTunes Store last Tuesday and since then it's seen an astonishing one million downloads to the popular Apple devices, which is nothing short of amazing. That ...
Local review sites like Yelp have irrevocably changed the way consumers find businesses in a particular area, and truly given power to the consumer in finding the best place to eat a meal, grab a drink, etc. And the potential of putting local reviews and listings on mobile devices is...
Want to learn how to create an iPhone app? Later this week, aspiring app creators will be able to start watching a popular Stanford computer science course on developing iPhone apps right on their iPhones. Stanford will start distributing the course for free as a video podcast thro...
Yesterday’s post — announcing that we need more mobile app testers to keep up with rapidly growing demand — has drawn a great deal of interest from testers around the world (which, I suppose was kinda’ the point).  One of the questions that I’ve heard from...
Tonight music-streaming service Lala will be rolling out a number of improvements to its homepage and integrated music player. While the site has had a clean feel since its relaunch last October, it has also been a bit spartan - users had to navigate to various links to find their p...
The stock market has been a wild ride the past 12 months. If you don't feel sick already, you can actually turn the ups and downs of the stock market into a virtual roller coaster. Ziconic, the developers of AirCoaster 3D, a high speed 3D roller coaster app for the iPhone, has turne...
Online music may be a treacherous space right now, but there are still a handful of music startups that may be coming close to getting it right. One of our favorites is Lala, a streaming music site that allows users to put their digital music library in the cloud, which can then be ...
We reported yesterday about Apple's alleged delay in payments to iPhone app developers, but there is more alarming news from iPhone developers about Apple's refund policies. Apparently, if iPhone users decide that they want a refund for an app (users can get a refund within 90 days,...
Are iPhone app developers getting paid on time from Apple? Not all of them. On this iPhone developer forum, there are numerous threads from developers who are complaining about delays in payments for January and not being paid the amount of money the developers are in fact due from...
Shared by Hobo seo. Online Dating App For Iphone (www.match.com) Online Dating App for The Iphone{smartads} Online dating website Match.com has announced a Apple iPhone App for its 15,000,000 members to date. The iphone app allows online daters to edit their member profile, upload app...
The creation of the iPhone App Store, The Android Market, and the Palm Software Store have issued a wave of mobile applications for consumer's cell phones. With seemingly a mobile application for everything it is only right that developers began to pay it back and develop applications ...
Food delivery search engine GrubHub.com has secured $2 million in Series B funding led by led by Origin Ventures and Leo Capital, with earlier investor Amicus Capital participating as well. Grubhub says that it will use the funding to build upon its existing online network of restaur...
This is a guest post written by Bo Wang from iPhone app developer house Team iBokan, part of Bokan Technologies, about the lessons learned while conducting a pricing experiment on brick game Galaxy Impact, the company's first iPhone application. For a different take on paid versus ...
The 16 startups from Y Combinator's spring session presented their ideas and initial products at Y Combinator's Silicon Valley office this afternoon. Of the 16 startups in this group, 8 have already launched, 6 are in the process of launching and 2 remain in stealth mode. Most of the...
Before this year's SXSW event kicked off, a number of bloggers suggested that this year's breakout hit might be foursquare, a new location-based social application with a gaming twist that was created by the guys behind the now-defunct Dodgeball service. As the 'interactive' section...
Another Y Combinator startup launched at the SXSW festival: Echodio. It lets you back up your iTunes music library to the Web and then stream it from there. At launch it only supports streaming through Boxee, the media browser. But in a few weeks it will launch its own Web player,...
iPhone apps have been downloaded 800 million times, and there are now more than 25,000 apps in the iTunes store. Apple is detailing some of the new features in the next version of the iPhone OS in apress conference going on live right now. The new OS, iPhone 3.0, will support 1,000...
With more than 20,000 apps available for the iPhone, standing out from the crowd is becoming harder and harder for app developers. There are only so many slots in the the top apps lists in the iTunes Store. Discovering new apps is becoming a real problem. But what if apps started c...
We're here at SXSW, where Facebook's Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin is speaking about The Search for a More Social Web. He says that computers have largely been antisocial - it was only with the advent of the computer that we've been playing games with ourselves. Only in the ...
Heres an idea: If you're looking to build up your social site's user base, add support for a popular, similarly focused (but not directly competitive) social site to your network's iPhone application. It may sound crazy (who wants to promote someone else's brand?), but that's exactly...
Live video startup Ustream is making a big push into mobile. Today it is launching a mobile business division, as well as a new set of mobile video broadcasting apps (which can be found here, after login). Right now, the apps work on a wide variety of Nokia phones, including the N9...
Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo's Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep you...
Social networks suck if you can't find friends that use them. This is especially true for those social networks oriented around sharing your location; for the most part, you end up knowing where you and three other people are before you get bored and give up. Following a trend made p...
Out of curiosity, I installed the Kindle iPhone app this morning to poke around with it, and see what a "premium" book reader for the iPhone would be like. It's no surprise that the iPhone screen is a suboptimal display...