According to a photo that has gone viral on social media in China, there are app manipulation farms, a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially inflated. Continue reading… “How Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings”
Hollywood has long been the cash cow of entertainment in the U.S., but now Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store.
LittleBits has just announced something called the BitLab, a contest merged with a crowd sourced technology system that allows inventors to create new LittleBits blocks, upload them, and have them made and sold by the company. The system also includes a hardware development kit that allows anyone access to LittleBits’ custom magnetic snap-together leads. (Videos)
7659.com is a Chinese “app store” that is using Apple’s own bulk enterprise licensing technology to distributed pirated apps to Chinese iPhone and iPad users, completely free.
Facebook is launching a new App Center, The App Center will not just have Facebook apps but will be “a place to find social web, desktop, and mobile apps”, as well.
Apple App Store says “thank you” on its home page.
Apple’s App Store reached 25 billion downloads on Saturday, and the company let users know with a “thank you” on its home page.
Snap a shot to assess the calories.
Wow. If this app had been pitched to us on the 1st, I would have been sure it was an April Fool’s joke. Coming in a few days later, however, it seems almost genius…
Amazon.com begins selling applications for the Google Android smart phone in its digital storefront just days after Apple files a lawsuit claiming that ‘Appstore’ infringes its ‘App Store’ trademark.
Apple says iPhone and iPod Touch owners have downloaded 3 billion applications in the 18 months since Apple launched the App Store. In a release touting the milestone, CEO Steve Jobs says “this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.”
2008 was a good year for gadgets, and we’re hoping that ’09 will be just as impressive. We’re only a month in so far, but Palm, Dell, Sony and even Amazon have all dropped hints about what the companies have in store. We’ve collected the five big announcements that have us drooling, as well as five more that we’d like to see happen before 2010.
Is there anything the iPhone can’t do?
Steve Jobs demonstrated a new “App Store” that will be pushed out to all iPhones in June. It’s available now in beta. This will be the exclusive avenue developers will use to get their iPhone apps, written to the newly released SDK, to customers. Developers will get 70% of the proceeds from sales of their goods on the App store, with no further charges for hosting, credit-card processing, etc. Jobs called this “the best deal going to distribute applications in the mobile space.”