Monthly Archives: August 2009

Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Released

Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Released

The much-awaited Facebook for iPhone OS 3.0 is now available on the iPhone App Store.

Joe Hewitt, developer of the iPhone app had submitted the third iteration of their iPhone app on Aug. 16 to Apple for approval.

So if you have been waiting eagerly for the new version download it from the App Store as Apple.

Users Bought iPhone Apps Worth $2.4 Billion on the App Store?

Users Bought iPhone Apps Worth $2.4 Billion on the App Store?

AdMob, the mobile advertising startup has released June 2009 Metrics Report, which reveals some interesting details about the hugely successful iPhone App Store.

According to AdMob, iPhone Apps worth $200 million are sold every month or about $2.4 billion a year on the iPhone App Store.

Sirius XM’s SkyDock Transforms iPhone Into a Satellite Radio

Sirius XM’s SkyDock Transforms iPhone Into a Satellite Radio

Sirius XM has announced an iPhone accessory that will transform the iPhone into a full-fledged satellite radio.

The iPhone accessory called XM SkyDock will give iPhone user access to live XM and”The Best of SIRIUS” channels, which aren't available on their online feeds.

XM SkyDock is one of the first iPhone accessories that makes use of the new hardware control capabilities of iPhone OS 3.0.

Official Method to Unlock iPhone

Official Method to Unlock iPhone

We know the unofficial method to unlock iPhone. iPhone Dev Team have released tools like RedSn0w and UltraSn0w, which make it very easy for users to jailbreak and unlock their iPhone.

But Olly Farshi of TheAppleBlog has described a method, which is less painful if you are not technically inclined but can be expensive.

It’s legal and users don’t need to hack their iPhone to unlock it.

Streaming Music Service Rhapsody Might be Coming Soon to the iPhone

Streaming Music Service Rhapsody Might be Coming Soon to the iPhone

As we wait for streaming music service Spotify’s iPhone app to be approved by Apple, we have got news that subscription based streaming music service Rhapsody has submitted their iPhone app to the App Store for Apple’s approval.

iPhone apps like Spotify and Rhapsody will be competition to Apple’s
iTunes music store, so it will be interesting to see if Apple approves
them.

Movement App Makes it Easier for Users to Organize iPhone Apps

Movement App Makes it Easier for Users to Organize iPhone Apps

We had reported a couple of weeks back that there was rumors that the next version of iTunes (iTunes 9) might give users the ability to visually organize and arrange iPhone apps within iTunes.

If you can’t wait then you should checkout Movement. It’s an application that makes it easier to rearrange iPhone apps on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Released; Non-US 3G Version Waiting for Apple’s Approval

SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Released; Non-US 3G Version Waiting for Apple’s Approval

The new version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone (v1.1) is now available on the iPhone App Store, which includes true 16×9 wide-screen support, improved remote control interface, faster speeds all around including channel changing, initial connection, remote control response.

However, SlingMedia is waiting to hear back from Apple on the much-awaited non-US version of their iPhone app, which will also work over iPhone’s 3G connection.

Qik’s iPhone App Can Now Upload Video Over 3G

Qik’s iPhone App Can Now Upload Video Over 3G

Qik had recently released their iPhone app on the iPhone App Store for iPhone 3GS users.

Unfortunately, the official iPhone app had two major limitations, which severely affected its functionality.

They have released a new version of their iPhone app, which addresses one of the limitations.

Google Responds to FCC: App Store Version of Google Voice App Offers Significant Advantages

Google Responds to FCC: App Store Version of Google Voice App Offers Significant Advantages

We had reported that both AT&T and Apple had responded to FCC’s letter, in which they had demanded an explanation for the rejection of Google Voice related iPhone apps from the iPhone App Store.

Google has also responded to FCC’s letter in which they have stated that the App Store version of the iPhone app offers some significant advantages as compared to the iPhone web app, which we had heard they were developing.

Apple Responds to FCC: We Didn’t Reject Google Voice Application; We are Studying its Impact on iPhone User Experience

Apple Responds to FCC: We Didn’t Reject Google Voice Application; We are Studying its Impact on iPhone User Experience

We had just reported that AT&T has responded to FCC’s letter and has categorically stated that they "had no role in any decision by Apple to not accept the Google Voice application."

TechCrunch has got also got Apple’s response to FCC’s letter in which they have said that it hasn’t actually rejected the Google Voice app, but that it didn’t accept the version submitted because it was too similar to the iPhone’s functionality and they “are continuing to study the Google Voice application and its potential impact on the iPhone user experience.”