iphone applications

Who’s who launches iPhone application

Published by on Aug 25th, 2010, No Comments

Who’s Who SA is a South African based service for professionals. While most of you are probably thinking ‘Linked-In’, you would be right, to an extent. However, there is a difference. That it’s of a local nature.

Today, their iPhone application is available in the iTunes Store. Download Now

WWSA is a professional network for South Africans. The thing that makes it quite interesting is that it has been pre-populated with information that pertains to key people in South Africa. As well as constantly updated company information as provided by McGregorBFA.

Recently Naspers Ltd. contracted Panacea Mobile to help out with a strategy for the mobile side of WWSA, we collaborated to create the WWSA iPhone application. The idea was to get an application out that like-minded South African business people could use to familiarise themselves with each other.

We also introduced some Location Based services, although in it’s current form, it still has room for improvement, it is already quite sophisticated. You will be able to sport companies around you and view information about them. You will also be able to spot other WWSA users around you, however, this is dependant on the application becoming more populated

You can find me on Who’s who here.

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Latest iPad and iPhone app store stats

Published by on May 4th, 2010, No Comments

Dutch analytics company Distimo have just released their latest report, which focuses on the US App Store for the iPad and iPhone. The report makes for good reading for anyone with an interest in mobile device application development.

Distimo report headerAccording to the report, the number of apps for iPad has grown to 4,870 since the release of the iPad on 3 April. Predictably, the largest application category for the iPad is Games, which has 1,577 titles (32% of the total), followed by Entertainment with 455 titles and Books with 396.

The average price of an iPhone app in the app store is $3.82, as opposed to $4.67 for iPad apps. 80% of the 4,870 applications for iPad are paid, compared to 73% of the 186,414 applications for iPhone.

Medical and Finance applications are the most expensive apps for the iPad, at an average of $42.11 and $18.48 respectively. This is significantly more than the average price for applications in these categories for iPhone ($10.74 and $5.74 respectively).

Visit the Distimo site to download the full report for free.

Flickr iPhone App

Published by on Sep 9th, 2009, No Comments

FlickrApp 002The guys from Yahoo & Flickr have released a new Flickr iPhone app(Open iTunes), which enables you to easily share the photos you’ve captured with iPhone’s camera, geo-tag them, and add them to sets. chart

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You can also view your Flickr contacts pictures, as well as view recently uploaded pictures by your contacts. You can also comment on your contacts pictures & videos, as well as an option to search for photos from within Flickr.

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Overall the app has a very easy to use interface, which allows users to control thier Flickr stream and activity from the iPhone. I also enjoy the slide show on the front page, which shows your contacts (who have the app installed) Flickr stream in a slideshow. Very cool to watch

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To download the app, click here, or you can scan the QR Code at the top for a direct link

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Mxit for iPhone

Published by on May 19th, 2009, 4 Comments

It has been a long time coming, but finally MXit has been released for Apple’s iPhone. It is available from the iTunes Appstore. MXit is the leading mobile application coming out of South Africa with over 12 million users internationally.

Here are a couple of screenshots of MXit for iPhone:



(via TechStartNews)

Skype coming to the iPhone

Published by on Mar 27th, 2009, No Comments

A tipster — a very reliable one — tells me that Skype is almost ready to launch that iPhone version, perhaps as soon as next week. CTIA Wireless, a large mobile industry trade event, kicks off in Las Vegas next Wednesday, so perhaps the announcement will be made there. I am working on getting more details, as well as screenshots of the service.

The biggest clue about Skype’s pending iPhone launch came when iSkoot decided to move on from its Skype-centric strategy. The company had been offering a client that allowed cell phone users to use Skype services. Skype already offers a Windows Mobile version of its client.


Facebook connect for iPhone

Published by on Mar 16th, 2009, 1 Comment

If you develop apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can now start making those apps more social. With just a few lines of Objective-C code, your users can log in to Facebook from within your app, find their friends, then share what they do in your app back on Facebook, which opens up exciting new opportunities for your users.

Now your iPhone apps can enjoy the benefits that Facebook Connect sites and Facebook Platform apps already enjoy, including:

* Making API calls so your app can access users’ profiles and share information on Facebook.
* Publishing to Facebook via Feed forms.
* Asking users for extended permissions, like offline access, so you can still interact with their data when they’re offline.

To get started, download the Facebook Connect for iPhone code, read the documentation, and start coding!

News24 iPhone app

Published by on Feb 24th, 2009, 3 Comments

Bandwidth Blog has posted screen shots of the upcoming News24 application – read the full story here will expand their mobile strategy in the next few weeks when they launch an iPhone application for all their 24 portals which include Wheels24, Sport24, News24, Fin24 & Entertainment24. The News24 iPhone application will enable all iPhone users to gain access to Africa’s #1 online destination and have breaking news at their finger tips.

App Store Reaches 200 Million Downloads

Published by on Oct 25th, 2008, 1 Comment

Steve Jobs has revealed that the 200 millionth application would be downloaded from the Apple App Store sometime this week. The iPhone applications store was generating in excess of $1 Million in the month of August. Considering the 100 million download mark was only surpassed in September – October has seen download numbers accelerate as the iPhone’s popularity grows around the world.