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All posts tagged "itunes app store"


Monday, August 24, 2009

Apple's Reply to the FCC Over App Store Approval Process

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/...fm?newsid=26972

"Apple has sent a long press release responding to questions raised by the Federal Communications Commission over Apple's App Store and its application approval process."

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Apple goes question by question (after a lengthy explanation of the situation from their perspective) and reprints the FCC's questions as well as the answer that Apple submitted. You can read the entire document at Apple, if you are so inclined. 


Monday, April 20, 2009

Into Weather? App Store Has You Covered

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 02:00 PM

http://theappleblog.com/2009/04/17/...e-weather-apps/

"In my line of work, I do quite a bit both indoors and outdoors. As such, it is crucial for me to know the weather forecast at the drop of a hat. The weather app built into the iPhone is a simple, no fluff, no garbage, weather app. It does its job well, but any weather app can give you the highs and lows for the day. Oftentimes I find myself needing to know the humidity, wind speeds, or sunrise/sunset times and other nonsensical information."

This is a pretty good roundup on what is available in the App Store if you are interested in the weather, and really, who isn't? 10 apps that the author goes over , about 1/2 of them are free apps. The Weather Channel is mentioned under the free app section, and that has been my weather app since it was introduced. Does everything I need it to, but it would almost be worth it to have it paid app to get rid of the banner ad. Like the author, I agree that the size of the banner ad sometimes is a bit too large. But I digress, if you are interested in some of the weather apps available, the article gives a nice rundown of 10 of the apps.


Friday, April 17, 2009

NIN:Access Available in the iTunes App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/nin-app-live

"For those of you who are big Nine Inch Nail fans, one of the most eagerly anticipated (by some) iPhone applications is now at the iTunes Store. While NIN fan doesn't apply to us, we've been hearing a lot of sentiment that all bands should have an application like this."

If you are a Nine Inch Nail fan, this is the app to have. Access to the NIN forums, info on concert dates, location based messaging with other fans and the list goes on. NIN have really embraced technology to interact with their fan base from the looks of things. Best of all it is a free download from the iTunes Store. I wish more bands would do this, but that is the benefit when you don't have to follow the beat of a record label and can do things on your own.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Average App Price on the Upswing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/ipho...bilizing-2009-3

"Paid apps in Apple's iPhone App Store still cost less than they did in late December. But good news for iPhone developers: App prices stabilized -- and actually increased a bit -- during March, after at least two months of price declines."

The average priced bumped up a nickel to $2.60 USD from the last check on February 21st, roughly a month ago. Interesting note, there are no $9.99 USD apps in the top 100 paid apps list for the 2nd month in a row. The MLB app is well worth the $9.99 USD if you are a baseball fan, and I have the Pageonce application that is also handy, but I really haven't seen many others that interest me. Of course I don't spend hours searching through the app store either so if you have found some apps in that price range that are worth it, let us know!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Use Tumblr? Then There is a New Free App For You

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

http://smokingapples.com/iphone/app...ebuts-its-good/

"As a midpoint between a blog and micro-blog, Tumblr is a concept that's slowly catching on. I personally don't manage a "tumblog", but I know many who do. The concept of having a no hassles, no formatting, automatic blog is appealing."

There are several apps available for use with Tumblr, but this is the "official" one and available now in the iTunes App Store. I admit I haven't used Tumblr all that much, although I do have an account and it is tied to my Twitter account, but this new app might make me change my mind. The variety of types of posts you can make with it is handy and it is very simple to use. Best of all it is free.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Wanna Write an App?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...one-apps-2009-2

"Thousands of software developers are selling apps in Apple's iPhone App Store, and many are making big bucks off it. How to get started? iPhone app veteran Craig Hockenberry, whose Iconfactory sells a few top iPhone apps -- including Twitterrific (Twitter app) and Frenzic (fun game) -- has published an excellent primer."

I've seriously thought about writing an application just to test the waters, and this primer on it is nice in that it walks you through the steps if you aren't sure where exactly to start. I'm not saying it convinced me to write one, but it was nice to see what I need to do if I ever decide to get away from the Xbox 360 and "do something productive."


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