Apple is apparently hurrying to accept applied individuals into the exclusive $99 iPhone Developer Program prior to the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco next week -- especially developers who will be attending the conference. iPhone Atlas has received notes from a number of coders registered for WWDC who have only received acceptance letters in the past few days, despite having applied to the program months ago. The company is expected to detail iPhone OS 2.0 and launch a new iPhone at the week-long event which kicks off with a keynote address from CEO Steve Jobs on June … Read more
This post was expanded at 12:00 PM PT.
Facebook announced Monday that it would be making a "significant part" of its developer platform open-source. The company called it "just a first step" in a release and said that developers will see open-source technology in "most of the code that runs Facebook Platform plus implementations of many of the most-used methods and tags." Most of it is licensed under the Common Public Attribution License (CPAL) and the rest under the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
It's called Facebook Open Platform, referred to in code … Read more
Facebook has made a number of changes to the behind-the-scenes workings of its developer platform, according to a blog post Monday by engineer Pete Bratach.
For the most part, the updates are geared toward two things: letting users keep tabs on spammy apps, and giving developers and app creators more insight into the people who are using their products.
This is a much bigger deal for the people creating and operating Facebook applications than for average users, but members will notice a few differences. Rather than "adding" applications, Facebook users will "log in" to them and … Read more
Demand in emerging markets fueled worldwide growth in the cell phone market for the first quarter of 2008, according to a new report from Gartner.
The firm published a report on Wednesday that said worldwide sales had increased by 13.6 percent in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2007. Much of this growth came from developing markets.
Sales in Asia jumped 26.6 percent from the same quarter in 2007 driven by demand in India and South Korea, as consumers upgraded their handsets before extending carrier contracts. Sales also increased by 25.8 percent in Eastern … Read more
In these times of fervid speculation, most anything -- a stray embedded icon, an off-hand remark from a wireless executive, an iPhone-shaped potato chip -- can pass as a viable indicator of forthcoming announcements from Apple. This latest tidbit of pure rumor is no different, providing nothing more than further confirmation that a significant happening will take place during Steve Jobs' keynote address at the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 9th.
Yesterday, Apple released the sixth beta edition of its iPhone software development kit to registered developers. Alongside the kit, Apple pushed live a slew of new documents detailing API … Read more
AOL will officially support OpenSocial, the developer standard created by Google for social-networking applications. The announcement was hinted at by Google Director of Engineering David Glazer in a speech at the Google I/O conference Wednesday.
The online service-turned-media brand will join pretty much every big player in online media that isn't Facebook: MySpace and Yahoo, for example, were major partners when Google spun OpenSocial off into its own nonprofit organization.
SAN FRANCISCO--Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, founders of Ajaxian, took the stage at the Google IO conference here Wednesday morning to talk about one of the technologies that has helped define Web 2.0, and is of course their area of expertise: Ajax.
The technology is one of the things that made Gmail stand out among its other Web mail brethren, with messages and an entire in-box that would load and open without turning the entire page blank--a large leap ahead of preexisting Web technologies.
While the two mainly discussed design and the nitty gritty of coding, they stressed the … Read more
CARLSBAD, Calif.--Tuesday's quick Windows 7 demo at the D6 conference here was nice, although developers who really want to get a feel for the new operating system will probably need to wait until October.
Windows 7 and its multitouch interface will be a key topic at the Professional Developers Conference, which is set for October in Los Angeles. The PDC hasn't been held since 2005 when Vista was still in development. Microsoft also plans use the conference to show where it's headed in mobile, which probably means a look at Windows Mobile 7, although the company … Read more
With the iPhone AppStore due to debut within a month's time, developers who have been accepted into Apple's official iPhone program are chomping at the bit to discuss their upcoming applications. Murkiness regarding Apple's non-disclosure agreement, signing of which is a prerequisite to the program, has stymied promotional efforts, including interviews with the press, publication of screenshots and even bare-bones announcements.
Apple's NDA states that members of the developer program shall not disclose any information regarding the functionality or makeup of the currently available, beta software development kit (SDK). As such, many developers are … Read more
Apple has released the sixth beta of the iPhone software development (SDK), which is available to registered Apple Developer Connection members. The new release requires Mac OS X 10.5.3, the latest version of Leopard, which was released earlier today. Developers report that this release "fixes many bugs and adds support for the latest iPhone OS."
Details on other specific enhancements in this release are forthcoming.