Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Apple App Store vs. Nokia Ovi Store – A Quick And Dirty Comparison

June 28th, 2009

When Nokia launched its Ovi Store for mobile applications a month ago, it was clear that – despite its less than stellar launch – it would be a mistake to simply dismiss the Finnish mobile juggernaut’s efforts as meaningless. The company may be struggling to stay relevant on the software and services side, but with a reach like Nokia’s on the handset distribution level I think it goes without saying that a lot of eyes are firmly fixed on Nokia’s initiatives in the field.

There was some criticism about the lack of content on the Ovi Store at launch day, particularly because of the fact that a lot of big names were lacking, but I figured I should give it at least a month to see if and how many developers would flock to the platform. Now, I think it’s time to take a look at where they stand after that month, and I thought I’d start by comparing the content offering to that of Apple’s App Store, the central application marketplace for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

This is evidently not really a fair comparison, since Apple’s App Store has been around for almost a year now, while Nokia is still getting started. Still, it’s worth noting that a lot of the big names on the Internet – whether we’re talking about social networks, search companies or game developers – are still missing on the Ovi Store.

A quick and dirty comparison (note that my top lists for the App Store may differ from yours depending on your location, mine being Belgium, Europe):

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iPhone developers planning to sue Apple over delayed payments?

May 8th, 2009

Despite the success of the App Store, iPhone developers haven’t had the smoothest of journey in the past year. Developers have time and again protested against Apple’s appstore approval process. But what is frustrating some developers at the moment is the delayed payments from Apple. While Apple’s contract with the developers assures them payout in 45 days after the month end,  some developers have claimed non payment since Sept / Nov 2008.

In recession time (otherwise aswell) we believe that cash rich companies like Apple should make extra attempts to pay their partners / developers timely. Apple recently celebrated successful sales of 1 billion Apps via the AppStore, but the people behind the development of these wonderful apps are hurt. The situation has gone so far for these developers that they are threating legal action against Apple for these delayed payments.

Me too I’m afraid. They owe me 1,000’s and some of us have families and houses to pay for  :( [iPhone Developers Forum]

Apple certainly has thousands of apps and developers to take care of and it would certainly make sense for them to improve the payout system to accommodate this traffic. Hope things go peacefully and we keep seeing some amazing apps on the iTunes AppStore.

Via TechCrunch

Cops and Robbers for iPhone Now Available

May 8th, 2009


There is a new game app over at the Apple app store from Glu Mobile. The game is Cops and Robbers, a game that will give players a rush of adrenaline as they play a thief escaping pursuers or play as a cop chasing down a criminal on the run.

“Cops & Robbers introduces unique sub-genre because we set out to make a fast-moving experience that has the flow of a racing game with the variety and challenge of an action platformer,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu Mobile. “We are excited to provide consumers with a game that takes advantage of the unique and engaging features of the revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch.”

Cops & Robbers plays off of parkour-style acrobatics using unique accelerometer controls of the iPhone and iPod touch. Set in a 3-D urban landscape, the game is a visual feast full of shadows and rich glowing effects.

E*Trade Mobile Pro App for iPhones Now Available

May 8th, 2009


Here is an app that brokers and aggressive investors can find handy. The iPhone/ iPod Touch app is the E*Trade Mobile Pro App, expanding customer access to on-the-go, real-time investment, market and account information. The application provides many of the same interface, security, trading and banking features available on to customers via their iPhone or iPod touch. The application is available at no additional cost to all E*TRADE Securities customers via the Apple App Store.

Designed with streamlined navigation providing an experience similar to, Mobile Pro reduces the steps needed to perform various tasks and provides customers with confirmation of transactions before they are completed.

Mobile Pro functionality for iPhone and iPod touch includes:

  • Access to bank and brokerage account details
  • New charting and enhanced watch list capabilities
  • Free real-time streaming stock and options quotes
  • Ability to trade stocks and options, including conditional orders
  • Ability to transfer funds between brokerage and bank accounts, including transfers from outside financial institutions
  • Live watch lists and portfolios
  • CompleteView of all E*TRADE accounts on one screen
  • Secure transactions backed by the E*TRADE Complete Protection Guarantee

iPhone Next-Generation

March 31st, 2009

While this iPhone next-generation render doesn’t have a slide-out keypad, it is however, “flatter, even more tapered and slender version of the current one.” Hopefully, Apple does actually release a new iPhone sometime this summer that builds upon its predecessors.

The market keeps growing with what they have now, so it won’t make sense for them to go through a radical design change just yet.

[via Gizmodo]

Protect your iPhone from Scratch with InvisibleSHIELD

March 30th, 2009

Probably the most popular device of the 21st century is the iPhone, by Apple Inc., delivers an excellent communication and entertainment function in one small package. After years of its introduction, the iPhone now is a “must have” gadget among us, especially the latest iPhone 3G.

Just like any other technology gadgets out there, it is essential that the owners of iPhone take care of their iPhone with a case. A high-quality case will keep your iPhone protected. Basically, there are two types of iPhone cases, which is hard case and skin case. The hard case offers the maximum protection in case you drop your iPhone. Some hard cases adding beautiful colors to your iPhone and some of it even have a flip lid for iPhone screen protection. On the other hand, the skin case protects your iPhone against scratches. Skin case is the most popular types of cases used among iPhone user. This is because skin case keeps your iPhone original look and maintains its slim factor. There are many types of iPhone skin out there, but the most popular one is invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG.

What is InvisibleSHIELD?

InvisibleSHIELD is a transparent, super-strong film which capable to protects your iPhone and other sensitive gadgets from scratches. InvisibleSHIELD is originally used by the military to protect the leading edges of helicopter blades from wear and tear. With this military-grade film, I’m pretty sure you can imagine how tough it is – it will never scratch!

You can watch the video below and you’ll see how good it is!

While protecting your iPhone from scratch, invisibleSHIELD also provide some other benefits. Unlike hard cases, it transparent film design doesn’t take away the look and feel of your iPhone. Also, invisibleSHIELD gives your device a “grippy” feel, making your iPhone less likely to slide out of your hands and be dropped. From invisibleSHIELD website, you can choose whether you want the full body protection or just front/back protection. The other good thing is, invisibleSHIELD also able to protect your iPhone earbuds.

Not just for iPhone, the invisibleSHIELD also has been designed to provide scratch protection for over 2,000 other handheld electronics, including notebooks, digital cameras, PDA, gaming devices and so many, many more.

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