iLike has released a veritable storm of iPhone applications, including specific ones for over 250 musical acts and a pretty handy ‘Local Concerts’ app.
The latter provides personalized concert listings and notifications based on scanning the music on any iPod touch
It lists upcoming shows in a user’s area and provides links to buy tickets. The new upgrade (available soon pending Apple approval) adds key features that leverage iPhone 3.0’s new capabilities:
The application lets users discover music on Nokia handsets and online. “Shazam has been selected as a strategic partner in the music apps category of Nokia’s new mobile storefront,” the companies said.
Possibly reflecting Apple’s growing importance to music sales, the UK’s official music chart management company today introduced its very own application for the iPhone and the iPod touch.
The Official Charts Company is launching the application for iPhone and iPod touch users. This will provide music fans with a weekly update of the Official Charts.
The application, called Official UK Music Charts is now available on the Apple’s iTunes App store.
Once again, rumours Apple intends introducing an iPhone nano lead the pre-Macworld Expo speculation agenda this week, following the leak of a claimed case design for the purported product.
We can’t vouch for the veracity of the latest iPhone nano report, but we do note the source cited by MacRumors is admitted to be patchy in its credibility. However, claims Apple intends introducing a lower-cost, smaller sibling to the iPhone 3G have been in circulation for a long time.
This is an interesting account of some of the winners in the gold rush to create applications for the iPhone.
Sure, we’ve all seen recent reports which claim Apple’s provision of free apps makes it hard for some developers, but to get an objective opinion you also need to mull over the successes.
“Some kid in his bedroom can make a million bucks just by writing a little application for the Apple phone,” begins the latest Newsweek report by fake Steve himself, Mr Lyons…
Remember the speculation Apple may enable support for games on the Apple TV? Just how hard would it be for developers to re-jig their existing iPhone/iPod touch titles for the big screen? Not hard at all, as Ars Technica and Freeverse demonstrate in this video clip, which depicts an iPod touch powering a game that’s being played on a TV.
The five month achievement is noted within a pair of iPhone ads published Friday in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The company also confirmed that in excess of 10,000 applications are now available through the App Store.
The two ads name a range of available applications for the device, including: Facebook; Bank of America; Urbanspoon; Shazam; Asphalt 4; eBay; APMobile News; Bloomberg; Mandarin; Remote’ Sudoku; Flight Status; Loopt; Spore; QuickVoice and AIM.
Apple has at last simplified developer’s lives, introducing support for promo codes for iPhone app give-aways.
iPhone developers have until now been forced to use unwieldy methods to give away copies of their applications, including the requirement they offer those they want to give their apps to an iTunes voucher for the download, or use the awkward Ad-hoc copy system.
However, the new solution is far from perfect: developers can only give away up to 50 promotional codes per application version (why?) and the promo codes can only be used in the US iTunes Store (why?).
Developer Cassidy Lackey of Handmark claims the cash gained from games development on Apple’s mobile platforms is temptation enough to bring in new devs, observing that while its GTS World Racing game is available for a variety of smartphones, “our iPhone version generates 98% of our revenue,” Gamesutra informs.