Apple Launches ’10 Billion App Countdown’ Promotion; Winner Gets $10,000 iTunes Gift Card

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Jan 172011
 

When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even they would not have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.

The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months. Fast forward to the present and the App Store is about to hit the magical 10 billion app download mark.

Apple has launched a 10 Billion App Countdown promotion to celebrate the milestone. The user who downloads the 10 billionth app from the App Store will get a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

According to the landing page of the promotion: Continue reading »

VerbalVictor app gives a voice to disabled

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Dec 292010
 

With iTunes overrun with apps that do little more than find creative ways to promote products or otherwise suck time, it’s nice to see mobile technology doing something that’s, well, not so trivial. VerbalVictor, a $10 program, which should be available in the App Store next week, uses iPhone and iPad touch screens to allow people with disabilities to communicate with the outside world. Paul Pauca — whose son suffers from Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes delays in cognitive development, motor skills, and verbal communication — developed the app as an affordable alternative to non-verbal communication devices. It touts functionality similar to the device used by Steven Hawking, but is far more accessible than the professor’s $8,200 setup. VerbalVictor allows parents and caregivers to take pictures and record accompanying audio; the entries are then turned into buttons, which the user presses when they want to communicate — sort of like a very advanced and customizable See N’ Say. The device can be used for simple expressions, like an image of a dog that speaks “dog” when pressed, or for recording commonly used phrases and complete sentences. It may never reach the popularity of, say iFart, but it’s sure to win some dedicated users.

[via engadget]

VLC Media Player Might Be Pulled From the App Store

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Nov 012010
 

Applidium had released the VLC Media Player for iPhone and iPod Touch earlier in the week after releasing VLC Media Player for iPad a month back.

If you haven’t downloaded it already then do it quickly as it might be removed from the App Store.

Rémi Denis-Courmont, one of the primary developers of the VLC Media Player has filed a formal copyright complaint to Apple regarding distribution of the VLC media player for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Rémi Denis-Courmont has issued the following statement: Continue reading »

iTunes Instant: Faster And Easier Way To Search iTunes And The App Store

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Sep 222010
 

If one of your biggest complaint about iTunes is that it is slow then you’re not the only one. iTunes 10 that was released earlier in the month is a little bit faster but just not fast enough.

So Stephen Ou, a 15-year-old developer (can you believe it) from the Bay Area created iTunes Instant, which makes it a lot faster and easier to search iTunes and the App Store. Stephen Ou apparently developed iTunes Instant in less than 3 hours using Apple’s own Search API. Continue reading »

Grooveshark: Streaming Music iPhone App Removed From The App Store

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Aug 182010
 

Back in February, we had reported that Grooveshark, an online streaming music service that claims to be the ‘Youtube for music’ had released their new iPhone application on Cydia for jailbroken iPhone users as Apple had not approved their iPhone app.

After several months of discussions with Apple, App Store review staff finally approved their iPhone app few days back. But it didn’t last too long as Apple has removed the Grooveshark iPhone app from the App Store yesterday, due to a complaint they received from Universal Music Group UK. Continue reading »

Apple Removes Camera+ iPhone App From The App Store After Developer Reveals Hack To Enable Hidden Feature

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Aug 142010
 

Camera+, a popular iPhone app developed by tap tap tap has been removed from the App Store.

Apple seems to have removed the iPhone app after the developer revealed a hack to enable a hidden feature, which allowed iPhone users to use the volume buttons as a camera shutter button that is against Apple’s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. Couple of days back, tap tap tap had revealed that they had sold over 400,000 iPhone apps and had generated more than $500,000 in the first two months since it was released.

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