Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dynamics in play that make iOS the most preferred platform for developers

There has been a huge tug of war brewing between mobile platforms to garner support of developer community. The two big names of iOS and Android have been up in arms with each other to woo developers over to their platform. It is a known fact that popularity of a mobile OS is dependent upon the quality and quantity of applications in its market place. With more than 800,000 applications in the Apple app store, iOS has been at forefront ever since it launched in 2007. But over the years Android has been giving it a close competition, with nearly 700,000 applications in the Google Play store.

Although many are of the view that the pace at which the market trend is going, Android would soon surpass iOS in the application department, but there are various dynamics in play that still make iOS a preferred platform as far as developers are concerned. There is no denying the fact that iPhone brought a revolution that is visible in the current smartphone market. It provides a feature-rich platform to the developers and other users with several technical opportunities.

With the recent launch of BB10, iOS has officially become the oldest mobile platform in use and has been criticized by many for its static user interface. Widgets and gesture support is the need of the hour for the users, but that has not stopped iPhone apps developer to support and create applications for the platform.

Intuitiveness of iOS: Although it is an era of open source and customization, iOS is still considered to be the most intuitive mobile OS. Apple has kept its ecosystem as closed as possible allowing no room for its users to customize the overall UI. But this has not proved to be much of a concern for iPhone users due to the fact that the overall fluidic design garnered by iOS is far superior to its competition.

Rich quality of applications: Apple has been always known for its rich application base. There is no denying the fact that applications on iDevices have always been far superior than its counterparts. Apple provides its developers with highly impeccable development tools along with iOS SDK (system development kit). Development in C, C++ is always known to be superior as compared to JAVA development. 
iOS is not prone to fragmentation: One of the biggest advantages that iOS has over its main competitor is a non-fragmented platform. Apple has always ensured timely updates to its range of devices. On the other hand Android has been always known to be prone to fragmentation. This creates a lot of hassle for developers as this can break the compatibility of their application.

Malware free App store: Security has always been the number one priority of Apple. Due to the fact that Apple has kept its app store as closed as possible with a range of stringent regulations for developers, it can be termed as malware-free. On the other hand the open nature of Android has made it susceptible to Trojans and spyware.

Innovative nature of Apple: The Cupertino company has always been known to employ one of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. With a range of products on the hardware as well as software front, Apple has changed the overall socioeconomic paradigm of market. This has resulted in extensive iPhone development solutions, which has made iOS the most preferred platform for iPhone app developers

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Apple Locks Down App Screenshot Upon Approval To Halt Scamming

It seems Apple is making its application ecosystem more stringent with new set of rules that prohibits iOS apps developer to change the screenshot of iOS application after it has been approved. This move has been made by the Cupertino company in order to prevent scammers from replacing the screenshots with fake ones and tricking people into buying fake applications.

Earlier iOS app developers were able to change the screenshots at their ease after they have been published on the app store. In this way, some developers combined names that were identical to the titles of some popular applications, hence tricking users in buying their application. Although this will come as a bad news and will affect some legitimate iPhone application development, it will make sure than there are no bogus applications in the app store.

There have been many cases of fake iPhone games development with publishers naming their games identical to some popular iOS games. Some of the examples include various applications named HALO 4 which actually were simple racing or chess games. Another example of this also included a game name “Mooncraft” that had screenshots similar to popular game “Minecraft” and tricked users into buying the application. Once the applications were submitted, the developers used to change the title as well as the screenshot to trick people. Now Apple has taken cognizance of it and laid forward these rules to ensure such practice does not happen again.

There are many iPhone apps programmer that now feel that they will have a difficult time as they wont be able to update their screenshot portraying the new added features with every iteration of their application. But Apple has come around and said that the iOS apps developers would be able to change the screenshot, when they give the binary for approval on each application update.

Over the years, Apple has come with many regulations as well as tools to ensure that the application ecosystem of iOS is secure and there are no malicious applications in its app store. But at times these regulations have taken a hit on the iPhone application development, with developers having to alter the way they implement their applications. However, Apple has been at forefront with its iPhone development solutions to ensure that high quality applications are created for its OS.

There is no doubt that this new feature will prove a bit frustrating for some developers, who have legitimate applications, but if it is able to stop the scamming on the app store, then it is a welcome change brought forward by Apple.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Apple iPad Mini all set to make game lovers happier !!

As Apple unveils its new product iPad Mini to be introduced in the market, market experts have already started making high expectations from the device. Even, Apple itself said boastfully that the new device could be the game changer in the iOS gaming and in future may also be in console gaming arena. The speculated dimensions of the new device are like it should fit in one hand at 7.9 inches long and 5.3 inches wide. It will weigh around 68 lbs along with AirPlay streaming capability.

Flashback of iOS gaming!!

The major players of Console gaming Microsoft XBOX with over 40 million subscribers and Sony PlayStation with around 90 million subscribers. But now the Apple says that it’s not only about console gaming now. To support this it says its game center has more than160 million active accounts.

Apple app store!!

Apple also stated that its App Stores witnessed 35 billion app downloads since launch of its App Store. The app store now holds more than 600,000 iOS applications and having more than 250,000 applications for iPad developed by leading iPhone application developers. One can easily see the iphone or iPad users slashing away their screens, playing popular games like Fruit Ninja or Slinging Angry Birds, high Octane and may more.

iPad Mini VS XBOX & PS!!

It is said that though Apple is very certain about the capabilities of its new device but somehow the new chip and graphics specs are not as impressive as with XBOX or PS. Moreover, they may also not b potent enough to deliver the similar experience like XBOX and PlayStation gaming.

Though, it may advantage in its section of tablets as it is priced at $329. It may give tough competition to its counterpart’s tablets offered by its rival Android in the similar size category. It has dual core A5 chip which is also a plus point in comparison to other similar models in the market.

Apple has raised plenty of speculation about its new product. But the real story is apart from some smashing hit iPhone applications there are quite time wasters but graphically good iPad applications in the store. This poses a high duty on iPhone application developers and iPad application development to come up with some particularly deep and intense iOS games.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Record Sales of iPhone5 Happy News for Your Business!!

Apple is taking a step ahead with its new smartphone iPhone5. To everyone’s surprise as soon as the Apple unveiled its new sleek device, more than 2 million devices were booked by the Apple fans. It broke all previous records of pre booking orders. This depicted the trust and craze for Apple smartphone iPhone5 among the people all across the globe.

It once again cleared the air about the rumors that this time Apple may see downfall in sales due to the incredible success of Android Samsung Galaxy S3. But with the big figures coming around about sales order all market experts are amazed. The grand presales figures are not good news for Apple alone but for every business which is on iPhone or is planning to invest on iPhone platform. More than anyone else, iPhone apps programmers, iPhone games development apps

, iPhone GPS apps programmers and many more would be happy to see that this new device is grabbing so many users attention. It also gives the boost to roll their sleeves to deliver more unique and entertaining iPhone applications which makes this new iPhone5 more attractive and a new experience.

Highlights that make iPhone5 a hot selling cake:
* Improved, quicker internet connectivity.
* Apple maps applications that permit users to simple ask Siri to show the desired destination.
* A voice recognition service (Siri) allow users to book their movie tickets, open angry birds and many other tasks by just giving voice command.
* Tighter social media integration.
* 8 MP camera.
* 4 inch long screen with improved screen resolution.
* New OS iOS6.

Mobile marketing experts feel that it is spot-on time for business people to invest in an iPhone application or mobile optimized website. Market trends from last few months have divulged that mobile search and mobile brand building is on the upsurge. It means that people are using their mobile devices extensively to perform search. Every business is steadily realizing the actual potential and need to join the race as soon as possible. Market expert stated slowly the trend of mobile search will grab maximum share of the total internet search. It implies that it is very obligatory for all business big or small to make their presence on all smart devices.

There are four things that you will need for augmenting your mobile marketing:
1. Having an optimized mobile website: You can either start with auto formatting your existing website as per mobile dimensions or you can have brand new mobile optimized website which is independent from your regular website.
2. Try to be location specific: Always deliver your user with location specific results. Tha you can do either by integrating with social platforms like Facebook and Foursquare.
3. Have a groundbreaking iPhone app: Iphone app will certainly promotes personal relationship with user. It makes users and service provider stay connected.
4. Initiate mobile brand building campaigns or promotions: It means that you must have an interaction with your users and potent customers. Campaigns can be run via emails, text messages, social media etc.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Pizza Hut’s iPhone App - Order Pizza on Your iPhone

Pizza Hut, one of the most popular American restaurants and international franchise, has now created its own iPhone application as a web ordering system for its customers. Moving on from the ordering methods like text message, web site ordering, mobile web site ordering and Facebook ordering system, the idea of a Pizza Hut iPhone app has been adapted.
It provides the user with a simple and fun interface to work with. You can order by scrolling through crust and topping options, pinching and stretching the pizza to alter the size, tapping the wing style and sauces you want, shaking your iPhone to sauce up your wings and also a virtual fridge to keep your coupons and hot deals.

You can also get the location of a pizza hut near you for FREE!

It might be a nice thing to have for kids, especially since the app includes a tilt game called “Hut Racer” to keep you entertained while you wait for the order, just tilt the iPhone to control the way your car will avoid the obstacles on the road and reach its destination within the best time possible. Altogether, the app seems to be well-thought out, well-designed, and simple enough for anyone to use.

To inquire about iPhone applications, mobile application development services please visit or Call 888-284-0858

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Apple New Release iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 - Keeps Developers Happy

A cheery news for iPhone developers that will definitely make them more buoyant. Apple has posted new, beta 2 versions of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the iPhone SDK 3.1 for developers exactly after two weeks of its initial release of iPhone OS 3.0’s. They can download the latest 3.1 beta from the Apple’s iPhone Developer Center.

The OS 3.1 is available for all versions of the iPod Touch and the iPhone, while the SDK 3.1 is available in versions that are compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard. It finally allows them to work on their projects over a Wi-Fi connection.

The feature is “huge for developers.” It is primarily geared at those who need to attach something to their iPhone or iPod touch via USB, so freeing up the USB port during the development process goes a long way in that regard. It’s also undoubtedly slightly less of a pain to be able to use WiFi, though Apple warns that USB is still preferred because it is faster and draws less power from the device than using WiFi. Other changes in the beta 2 include a handful of bug fixes to both Xcode and various parts of the iPhone software.

The new SDK will allow developers to connect their iPhones to a Mac running Xcode over Wi-Fi using Instruments for debugging. This is useful whenever the dock connector needs to be used for something else, like testing out tethering or development for hardware add-ons like the Tom Tom navigation add on. Apparently the iPhone Tethering hack no longer works in the iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 2, so it looks like Apple has closed the door on that one.

With the ability to hook up iPhone to other hardware devices, Apple is adamant to make things easier for developers.

To inquire about iPhone applications, mobile application development services please visit or Call 888-284-0858

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PhotoForge for iPhones

People that have a passion for photography have dreamed of having on them a mini photolab to allow them perform the art of editing; GhostBird Software did it brilliantly with the new application PhotoForge for iPhones. It is an image-editing app that enables the user to manipulate and retouch image,add effects, and color correction, as well as a painter’s tool. It is indispensable for creating original artwork, or editing photos on your mobile device.

Starting PhotoForge app you have the options of selecting what is there you want to do: to start with a blank page, to open a photo that you already have or to take a picture with your iPhone’s camera. Automatically seven icons appear on top of the screen that represent the tools that you need to: Zoom (that enables you to see down to the finest detail), Brush, Eraser (which lets you erase everything but the original photograph), Paint Bucket (allows you fill the page with any color), Eye Dropper, Smudge and Clone Stamp (enables you to select a part of the image which can be used wherever you want to paint, duplicating it). At the bottom of the screen there are other several options for selecting the color, transparency, the type and size of brush (8 different brushes from hard to soft), to adjust curves, undo and redo and select effects and filters.

Curves option is the possibility to create your own filters, adjusting the curves for RBG, CMYK, and CIE lab. This option influences everything that has to do with editing a image, including color, saturation, brightness, contrast and more. Filters option has 13 adjustments among which Noise reduction, exposure, Blur, Simulated HDRI, Hue/Saturation. There are present another 15 Filters to include Dreamy, Sepia, Black and White, Watercolor, Neon, Television and other more.

PhotoForge gives you unlimited undo and redo actions so that you don’t have to worry in case you make some mistakes. Even when you receive a phonecall the application is interrupted for when you finish your talking to be able to continue from where you have left it. This editing possibility is comprised in an elegant and intuitive interface enabling you to navigate in a simple way among the multiple options. Tapping the screen PhotoForge’s interface disappears and you are left facing the full screen of the canvas. The way in which everything is at your fingertips reveals a good performance on behalf of GhostBird Software.

Finishing your editing or creating the application allows you to save up to four different output sizes: 640×480, 800×600, 1,024×768, and 1,600×1,200. PhotoForge appears itself to be the Photoshop that you have accessible at home on your PC only in a mobile and smaller size. Not to mention that easy-to-use application provides some editing tools that one hasn’t previously seen on a mobile device. So it would be no overreacting on our behalf to say that PhotoForge application reveals itself as being one the most powerful app of its sort that exists in the App Store and it proves to be a must for the artistic creators or any other person interested in image editing. One last thing PhotoForge is compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch that runs iPhone 2.2 software update.

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