Monthly Archives: February 2011

‘Plants vs. Zombies’ Debuts in Mac App Store

Plants vs. Zombies, the wildly-popular tower defense game by PopCap Games that has been a regular among the top paid iOS games, debuted in the Mac App Store today. Plants vs. Zombies is currently priced at $9.99 and joins a few other PopCap Games there including Peggle, Peggle Nights, and Bejeweled 3. Plants vs. Zombies… Read more »

Warner Bros. Releases Feature Film App Editions

Warner Bros., the California-based film studio, announced the release of “App Editions” of two of its major feature films today. The Dark Knight: App Edition and Inception: App Edition are now available in the App Store. Both apps are universal and allow users to view the first 5 minutes of each movie plus some bonus… Read more »

Notable App Updates and Sales: Kindle, Skyfire, Camera+, Dejumble

There’s always a lot going on in the iOS and Mac App Stores and we’ve seen a few updates and sales recently that we wanted to highlight for you. First, the Kindle iOS app received an update this week adding some capabilities that mirrored a recent firmware update for the actual Kindle device. Kindle now… Read more »

Apple Launches App Store Subscription Service

As expected following the release of The Daily for iPad with its in-app subscription and automatic billing capability, Apple has officially announced a new subscription service for developers of content-based apps. Developers will be able to offer media and other content within apps on a subscription basis with purchases automatically billed to users’ iTunes accounts…. Read more »

Attending Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona? You Need These Apps

Mobile World Congress, the annual conference focused on mobile technology, is taking place in Barcelona this week. If you’re attending the conference, you have earned our jealousy and some attention from iOS developers. Several apps about Barcelona are current free or on sale this week to make it even easier for you to enjoy your… Read more »

Price Drop Alert: Valentine’s Day Sales Galore

Though Valentine’s day isn’t a holiday we normally associate with sales, iOS developers have taken the bull by the horns and are offering deep discounts in celebration of the day focused on love and affection. Other developers have taken this opportunity to drop prices specifically to welcome Verizon customers following last week’s launch of the… Read more »

‘Yelp’ Gets OpenTable Reservations

Yelp, the popular online user-drive business review service, updated its app yesterday adding OpenTable reservations. When viewing participating restaurants listed in Yelp, users can now make reservations directly within the app. OpenTable is a free, online restaurant reservation service used by thousands of restaurants throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Participating restaurants have a… Read more »

Twitterrific 4 Arrives in Mac App Store

Iconfactory has released Twitterrific 4, a long-awaited update to its popular Twitter application, in the Mac App Store. Twitterrific 4 brings an interface and features similar to the existing versions for the iPad and iPhone, adding extensive keyboard support for fast navigation. The app’s full feature list is as follows: Simple to use, easy to… Read more »

AppShopper Update: iTunes App Ratings Return

A few months ago, we had to make some changes to the iOS app information shown on AppShopper to comply with Apple’s policy on pulling information from the App Store. At that time, Apple’s policy specified that certain information, including app ratings, could not be pulled from the App Store and this feature was removed… Read more »

‘Google Translate’ for iPhone Released

Google announced today the release of its Translate app for the iPhone. The app translates spoken or typed input in 15 languages to more than 50 languages. Google had previously made its free translation service available as an HTML5 web app for iPhone users and the new native iOS app includes all of the features… Read more »