After the WWDC keynote on Monday, with all of the new and exciting features that were announced, we were left to wonder what was to become of applications on the App Store that any newly released Apple apps were competing with (new maps app, Passbook, etc.). Could they possibly face their eventual demise, due to people simply opting with Apple's new standard solutions after succumbing to the laziness of not wanting to download third-party utilities? Or would they succeed?
Kickstarter has seen success in the span of its existence. Products with potential have been given the chance to see the light of day through its wonderful crowdfunding solution. Though it's not directly related to Kickstarter, AppStori is a new crowdfunding platform catered towards mobile applications.
We've covered Wi-Fi Sync previously, a simple app that lets you sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad, without needing to plug in. The app and its developer, Greg Hughes, got a bit of attention because of Apple's rejection. I recently had the opportunity to interview Hughes and discuss some of the details with his app, the app store rejection, and his feelings on Cydia.
Steve Jobs was at D8 last night here in LA, and gave some interesting answers to some very good questions. Unfortunately, some of the answers were intentionally vague, so our WWDC Rumor Scorecard is still as much a guessing game as it was yesterday. Some of his answers are so well stated, it's hard not to like the guy. And others made you realize he is actually human after all.
Have you ever wondered how the iPhone and Apple's other devices like the iPod and iMac got the iconic lowercase "i" preceding their name? It all started with the iMac, but why? Who's idea was it? The answer is Ken Segall, and Cult of Mac recently got a chance to sit down with him for an interview about the birth of the "i" and life at working with Apple during the company's rebirth as one of the leaders in consumer gadgetry.