Us iPod and WiFi version of the iPad owners don’t really get to use our devices as true, solid navigation utilities. There wasn’t really a stand-out application for that purpose: accessing maps, routes, POI, etc. on the go while not having a working internet connection. Until now – well, there’s
Late last night I noticed that quite a few applications with similar features had appeared on the App Store. These applications ("Wide Email", "Sideways", "TouchType", and "Compose") all do the same thing—allow landscape email composition. And while this is a feature that quite a few users would like, these apps didn't sound interesting enough to mention here. However, Arn Kim seems to think that this could indicate that Apple has reconsidered some of its App Store rejection policies and I think he may be right.
Now that Apple has cut off his ability to distribute Podcaster using legitimate means, it's developer has released the app onto Cydia for use on jailbroken devices. To purchase the app, users must go to NextDayOff.com and purchase a license with paypal. If you don't feel like spending the $4.99 he's asking, you can use it without a license for 14 days.
As if their app distribution practices weren't unpopular enough, Podcaster developer Alex Sokirynsky wrote in a blog post that has already been removed (probably because it violated his NDA) that Apple has cut him off from distributing any more legitimate copies of Podcaster though their ad hoc distribution method.
Podcaster, an application for subscribing, downloading, and streaming podcasts directly to the iPhone, was recently rejected from the App Store. According to Podcaster's developer, Alex S, the Apple rep said that "Since Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes." was the reason for the rejection.