Is There An App For That?: 3D Video Camera
Nope, there is no actual 3D video camera app. Whilst there is an app called '3D Camera' it just displaces the image slightly and applies an RGB light filter to the displaced layers creating that effect you get in 3D Movies, viewable with 3D specs. One way to kill a bit of time with your 3D movie pals I guess but not for techno-hipster futurologists like me. Oh no, when I say 3D I really mean 3D.
For example, take a photo and immediately render a perceptive perfect 3D...
Who's set to benefit from TV apps?
While we haven’t really yet seen the TV Apps trend take off into the stratosphere like we’ve been expecting, there’s little doubt in the industry that when connected TV hits the mainstream, it’s going to usher in a seismic industry shakeup.
Apps Tech News caught up with a man who has a great insight into the TV app industry, Andy Eardley, director of the international TV app development specialist company, The TV App Agency. They specialise in cross platform software and app...
Amazon buys its own Siri service
Amazon purchased new voice-recognition technology two months ago, according to a new filing from the SEC.
The startup, named Yap, offers voice-to-text transcription that was originally aimed at teenagers in 2007. It then expanded to voicemail services, which mysteriously shut down in October.
The document doesn’t state Amazon’s name, however Yap has recently joined a company called ‘Dion Acquisition Sub Inc’, which is based in Seattle at the same address...
Adobe Stops Development of Flash Mobile Browser
Adobe has ceased the development of Flash Player for browsers on mobile devices, ZDNet reports citing an upcoming announcement from Adobe.
“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations,” says Adobe’s announcement which is reportedly due to be released today.
Tablets aren’t just big phones: Insights from Apps World NY
We sat in on an interesting panel at Apps World in New York this week, a two day event dedicated to the latest developments in the field of multiplatform apps.
This particular panel explored the differences in development strategy between mobile and tablet apps; and produced a couple of interesting insights on design and development strategy from the point of view of organisations that have designed and published award winning apps.
Devin Pedzwater, creative...
10 Ways to make your app stand out in the mobile crowd
You’ve had your million-dollar idea, and you’ve turned it into an app. Now you’re ready to release it upon the world.
But you’ve got one big problem: you now have to compete with the hundreds of thousands of apps already jumping up and down and vying for the attention of consumers. So how to make your app stand out from the crowd? Here’s a checklist of ideas to help you make your app more visible.
1. Get good user reviews
Reviews can play a vital role in a...
Blackberry's 'BBX' software in potential legal battle
The announcement of RIM Blackberry’s new software, BBX, last week could cause a legal rift from an Abuquerque-based software development company.
BASIS International has trademarked the name ‘BBx’ for its language software, database and toolset. Its users are now left confused after RIM’s press release, which could harm its reputation as a cross-platform application development program. BASIS Chairman and CEO, Nico Spence, said: "We have thousands of product licenses...
Facebook pushes to become entertainment platform with new social apps
Facebook has announced its partnership with 33 European partners to launch a range of new social media apps.
Consumers will soon be able to access music, movies and news on their mobiles via Facebook after Spotify, The Guardian, The Independent and Vevo signed up to create their own apps. Developers, meanwhile, will be able to create their own action as part of their app based on the 'Like" social pluggin and be able to customise ways of sharing their content such as "watch" or "read" and which will be...
iPhone 5 what you can expect
by Mark Taoilinn
Last July thousands of people waited in line overnight (and some over several nights) to be one of the first people in the world to get their hands on an iPhone 4. Almost a year later, at WWDC in June, the Mac OS X Lion announcement, while exciting, failed to cause the same level of frenzy. Getting the new iOS 5 was nice, but the question of everyone’s lips at the time, and since, was “When will the new iPhone 5 arrive, and what new goodies will it bring us?”.