Mobile Web Wars Videos: Does Anybody Care About Android?

A week ago, I put together a roundtable about the upcoming mobile platform wars between the iPhone, Google’s Android, and older platforms like Nokia’s. One thing I discovered as I was organizing the event was that it was really hard to find anyone developing Android apps other than the 50 people who won the Android [...]

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Copy and Paste Finally Coming to the iPhone

Copy and Paste has long been one of the most requested features on the iPhone, and its continued absence has been both frustrating and confusing for many. How can it be that the iPhone – running a finely tuned version of Mac OS X – is unable to perform functions that have been included in [...]

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Google Android vs. iPhone: Same as Microsoft vs. Macintosh ?

Back in 1984, Apple was on top of the computing world with top-notch sexy hardware and it partnered with Microsoft for some top-notch [not so] sexy practical software. It was a winning combination for both Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft’s strategy in 1984 was hardware agnostic making its software available on any popular platform. Apple’s strategy [...]

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A developer’s perspective on Google’s Android

On Monday, November 12, 2007, Google released Android, a complete Linux based software stack aimed directly at the cell phone marketplace. I’ll let others talk about what it means for other players in the marketplace, the intricacies of GPL2 vs the Apache License, etc. This article dives straight into the heart of the SDK and [...]

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Schmap launches city guide web app for iPhone and iPod Touch

Schmap, publisher of over 200 free online travel guides, has opened access to their guides for iPhone and iPod Touch users by way of a remarkably nifty web application. The guides cover cities throughout the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, and provide information on everything from the city’s historical background to the best [...]

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Few cool iPhone SDK Features

iPhone SDK includes Web app creation tool The iPhone SDK (software development kit) made available yesterday includes a new version of Dashcode (v. 2.0 Beta [126]) that allows creation of Web apps for the iPhone. When you click run, these Web apps launch in the Aspen Simulator. The tool also has support for bundling home [...]

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“Limited number” to be let into iPhone developer program

An Apple press release accompanying today’s “software roadmap” announcements states that “a limited number of developers will be accepted into Apple’s new iPhone Developer Program,” which is priced at $99. As previously reported, the program allows access to pre-release iPhone software; technical support; the ability to get code onto iPhones for testing; and distribution of [...]

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iPhone applications to be delivered via wireless download; Apple takes 30% cut

Much like the Installer.app application used to install unofficial iPhone applications, official iPhone applications will be delivered wirelessly to the iPhone via “App Store,” a new program that will be added to the iPhone in the next software update. All of the hosting, credit card transactions, etc. will be handled by Apple. Developers will be [...]

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Xcode to be used for iPhone development; iPhone simulator included

Claiming to make accessible the same APIs that it uses for iPhone development, Apple today announced that the object-oriented application programming environment that will be used for the iPhone SDK. Accessible features include:     * Core Animation — letting developers build animations, ala CoverFlow     * OpenGL in an iPhone-optimized edition     * Core Audio [...]

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Apple’s SDK will eventually boost iPhone hype

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unlocked the iPhone’s true capabilities. Apple put out a beta version of an iPhone SDK, or software development kit, which allows third-party programmers to create applications for the iPhone. The program will go live for the public in June, when Apple releases version 2.0 of the iPhone’s system software. The new [...]

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