Apple recently revealed that almost 20 billions apps were downloaded in 2012, this brings the total number of App Store downloads to an astounding 40 billion. In December alone a record breaking 2 billion apps were downloaded.
Rovio Entertainment, the guys behind the hugely popular Angry Birds, have released version 1.4 of Angry Birds Space to the App Store.
Users now have another 30 levels to sling their way through as the birds find themselves in a new galaxy called “Splash” with all new water-based planets, underseas life, and pigs in boats.
Angry Birds Space is US$0.99 for the iPhone and $2.99 for the iPad.
According to several developers Apple has kept their promise and is now starting to decline app submissions that access the UDID of an iDevice. According to sources this will only become more stringent in the near future. Currently Apple has two review teams actively rejecting UDID-accessing apps with all ten teams expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.
As predicted by many, Apple just unveiled the next iPad called “The new iPad” Yes really that’s what it is called!
Apple’s new tablet computer has arrived and its ultra-sharp 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display is enough to set it apart from anyone else. The camera takes breathtaking images. It also has much more powerful guts, with a much faster processor, graphics and more memory. And it’s 4G ready. Continue reading
Remember “The Daily” one of the first magazines to be published on the iPad, well it was launched one year ago, so it is time to look back at how the year went.
Honestly “The Daily” has had quite a rocky year. On the Launch date Rupert Murdoch states that he hoped the App would gain at least 500,000 subscribers within the first year, if that goal was reached he would consider it a success, well he must be a little disappointed to find out that currently the number of subscribers ranges somewhere between 100,000 and 120,000.
Recently Publisher Greg Clayman says that when the app originally launched, the goal was to make an experience unique to the tablet, therefore the company has taken almost a year before releasing the service on other platforms, it was only recently that Android support was added, via the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Furthermore Clayman adds that The Daily is still headed for profitability “over the next couple of years,” which he says is actually better than most traditional publications.
It will be interesting to see where The Daily is one year from now, who knows maybe they will finally reach 500,000 subscribers, what do you think is there a future for The Daily? Do any of you subscribe to it?
For those who develop apps for the iPad these numbers are amazing, since the launch of the iPad in 2010 there have been more than 3 BILLION downloads of apps developed specifically for the iPad.
According to an ABI Research press release, they have estimated that more than 3 billion apps have been cumulatively downloaded since the iPad first launched in 2010, this is an estimated 19% of all iOS App Store downloads, or almost a fifth of all downloads despite the fact that the iPad was released two years after the iOS App Store opened.
According to the numbers released by ABI an estimated 120,000 applications have been developed specifically for the iPad as of the third quarter of 2011. The growth rate of the iPad-specific apps is similar to the explosive start that the iPhone saw when the App Store first opened. It took under 18 months for the iPhone and iPod touch application downloads to 3 billion.
Google has updated its popular Google Translate app for iOS today, introducing native support for the iPad. Instead of running in a small window in the center of screen, the app will now take advantage of your iPad’s large display to make text translation easier on the go.
Version 1.3.0 of the Google Translate app hit the App Store earlier today, and as usual, it’s completely free to download. The app allows you to translate text between 63 languages, either by typing or speaking; listen to translations out loud; and save translations for easy access, and for viewing offline.
Other than support for the iPad, however, the latest Google Translate release offers nothing new. What’s more, you may find the iPad support a little disappointing; it’s literally the same app you get on the iPhone, only larger. Nevertheless, it’s still an incredibly useful app.
Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.
To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:
-Apple wireless Keyboard
- Mac with bluetooth option.
Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
The other day a friend of mine asked me how he could find the UDID for his new iPhone 4. Therefore I have decided to compile this quick How-To Guide. The UDID number is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers, associated with every iPhone and iPod touch device, it is really easy to find if you know how to.
Earlier today Apple released an update to iMovie ’11. The update improves overall stability and fixes an issue that causes audio playback to be out of sync.
So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.
While we already knew this, Software Usability Research Laboratory(SURL) has found out that 83.65 percent of iPad owners are happy with their iPad.
According to the study, which asked users to rate the user friendliness of the iPad 62% of the respondents stated that the iPad was excellent, while still 21% stated that they found the pad to be good. At the same time only 4 percent thought the usability of the iPad was “fair, and a meager 2 percent find it to be poor.
Another interesting fact about the iPad was that it has gained popularity in the US company boardrooms, with 52 percent of the respondents stating that they used the iPad at work. Furthermore more almost 92 percent of respomdendt stated that they have used their iPad to edit documents needed for their work?
What about you? Are you pleased with the iPad and do you use it for work or purely for personal use?
Apple devices have never been more popular than now, it is expected that millions of new iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches will be unwrapped during this Christmas, of course this means millions more will start downloading apps during this time, making the Christmas season the most profitable time of the year for developers.
“There’s a mad scramble for developers,” said Marc Edwards, lead designer at Bjango, an Australian app maker. “In terms of money, it can be a really big deal.”
So if you know any iOS developers you might have noticed that they seem to have been more stressed than usual these past few days, the reason isn’t that Apple is releasing iOS 6, nope it is simply because they want to release their App on the Apple App Store before Apple freezes the App Store for new submissions and updating.
Some companies like Electronics Arts, that released many top sellers to the App Store release new games right around Christmas, Steven Stamstad, vice president for global marketing, said it started planning 18 to 24 months in advance to make sure it capitalized on the season.
Like every year around Christmas, Apple will close the App Store for new submissions, and this year the date is December 22nd, so if you have a brilliant App that you want to upload to the App store then Thursday is your deadline, the store will be frozen for eight days.