iOS

Audio re-routing

The latest Soundcloud mobile app update introduces some nice new features for Android & iOS devices. The new audio re-routing functionality for iPhone is particularly interesting: On the iPhone, we added a feature we call ‘Private Listening’: when you’re playing sounds through the loudspeaker, simply hold the handset up to your ear as if you

Arrivals for Foursquare

“There are many different ways to use foursquare. I check-in mainly to keep a personal log of where I’ve been. I rarely use it to view where my friends are. I find the iPhone push notifications too intrusive whilst I only launch the app to check in. This leaves my usage unbalanced, friends are broadcasting

The Pro’s of Native App Development

“Native vs. Web?” “HTML5 is the FUTURE!” “The App Store is just for distribution!” “Android is taking over and all the screens are different sizes!” Heard it around the traps lately? Same. Here’s my rational as to why I’ll vote for native app development over developing a mobile web app (and putting it within a

iOS: Updating Two Single Applications to a Universal Application

Background: I was recently working for an organisation where “The Business” (I hate that term, but I’ll stick with it throughout this article as that’s what they’re commonly referred to at said organisation) wanted to take their separate iPhone app and iPad app, and merge them to create one “universal” app for the App store.

Cutting the cord

  With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to own an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. I believe this makes the iPad a true “post PC” device, as claimed by Jobs, and was the single biggest announcement from Monday’s keynote. Why? RBC Capital’s Mike Abramsky: “By “‘cutting the cord’ to the PC, Apple may expand

A list of all categories in the iOS App Store

I couldn’t find a decent list myself (in under 5 seconds) today, so thought I’d make one myself: Updated on 24/12/14 Sports Health & Fitness Education Photo & Video Travel Music Lifestyle Productivity Food & Drink Social Networking Business Entertainment News Utilities Weather Navigation Finance Medical Reference Catalogues Books Newsstand Games Kids