I’ve had my eyes on a recently announced game lately, and it is due to hit the US App Store very, very soon. The game, called Time Geeks revolves around the same premise as Where’s Waldo having you find different items placed in various spots in a whole assortment of
The hysteria generated by a single block of metal, plastic and glass, a bit smaller than a common kitchen sponge, is earth shattering.
UK web site The Register is reporting that certain high-profile iPhone app developers can simply call a dedicated contact at Apple to get assistance with App Store issues. The article quotes Mike Simon, CEO of LogMeIn, who describes that a representative at Apple had recently called the company and offered to be a single point of contact for any App Store-related issues. Simon stated, "We now have a number we can call to ask questions."
Assorted reports from several iPhone developers indicate that Apple is currently showcasing two key features on the iPhone Dev Center web site. The first feature is a queue status graphic that lets users know how long their approval wait will be. The second one is the presence of a new 'all issues' escalation email address, so developers with urgent bug fixes that need to be prioritized can get their questions answered.
Czech-based PoweryBase is reporting that users of their NotifyMe app with "hacktivated" phones may be blocked from using Apple's push notification server. The NotifyMe [App Store] program is a simple Push-based application available on the iTunes App Store which reminds users of personal tasks and appointments using the Apple Push Notification Service.
You may remember when the iPhone application called "Pull My Finger" was banned from the App Store because of having "limited utility." Today, the application became available to the masses [iTunes Link], but why did Apple change its mind?
Many of you may know and love Twitterrific. It is a Twitter client for both the Mac and the iPhone. Craig Hockenberry, the brains behind the creation of Twitterrific, has been a little unsatisfied with the way other developers are pricing their applications on the App Store. Today, he spoke out about the pricing, and wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs.
Late Thursday, Apple released beta 8 (build 9m2199) of its iPhone/iPod touch software developer kit while beta certificates issued before June 9th also expired. The beta, a 1.25 gigabyte download, includes iPhone firmware version 5a345 and according to sources, improves stability as well as mentions a developer-only version of iTunes 7.7, which developers can use to "install iPhone OS Beta 8 on your Apple devices."