Posts Tagged ‘app store’

Apple Launches Apps Store for Macintosh Computers

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This seems like a pretty significant development for Mac users …

Tech giant to offer more than 1,000 applications for desktops and laptops in 90 countries

Apple today launched its long-awaited applications store for Macintosh computers, bringing the iPhone and iPad software phenomenon to desktops and laptops.


“One App to Rule Them All” Move by Europe

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s inevitable that some sort of standardization will eventually come to the world of Apps …

A new European project, kick-started by 22 European companies and organizations aims to develop an application development environment that will work across all platforms by providing a web-based approach, according to the BBC.

The move which is backed by €10M in funding, aims to create apps that would work on any device from Internet TVs to smartphones and tablets.


Apple Opens App Store to Programs Written in Flash

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sounds like a good move on Apple’s part; this way, they avoid a lawsuit and give their customers more options to choose from.

Flash developers stand to benefit as app review guidelines are also published – but Apple will do well as more apps can be developed for iPhone and iPad

Apple is opening up its iTunes App Store – from which people can download apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so that developers can write programs for it without using Apple’s own software.


Android app licensing cracked in less than a month

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This isn’t entirely surprising, but I’ve never had problems like this with my old-fashioned “dumb phone” …

There has been some concern about smartphone apps in recent weeks after a malware app worked its way into the Android store that sent premium-rate text messages to make money for criminals.  What’s more the BBC demonstrated a proof-of-concept Java app that seemed to be a simple game of noughts and crosses, but was copying contacts and emails in the background.