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Apple Now Allows Downloading Previous Versions of iOS Apps

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 19, 2013 3

Since the release of iOS 7 brings a whole new interface design for iPhone applications, developers might be forced to rework the user-interface of their iPhone apps as well, to match Apple's new Human Interface Guidelines. Apps designed for iOS 7 would be inappropriate for users who can't upgrade to the current iOS version, but Apple now also allows downloading previous versions of apps.

Ti.Next-What’s It All About Appcelerator?- Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 10, 2013

In his recent post, ‘Thoughts on Ti.Next’ for the Appcelerator web site, CEO Jeff Haynie talked about the reasons that the popular MBaaS provider is busy revamping Titanium, their signature SDK.

NucliOS: Build iOS Apps with Chart and Grid

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 16, 2012

NucliOS, developed by Infragistics is a toolset used to create high performance native applications for iPad and iPhone and includes Chart and Grid controls.

Forrester CEO: The Web is a Software Architecture and the App Internet is the Next Wave

by Michael Stal on  Dec 09, 2011 3

In his recent presentation at the Le Web 2011 conference in Paris, Forrester Research's Chairman and CEO George Colony claimed that most thinking models about the Internet and the Web are outdated. Moreover, users already seem to be saturated by the Social Network Model. According to Colony, the next real big thing will be the App Internet.

Microsoft Rejects WebGL for Security Reasons

by Abel Avram on  Jun 17, 2011 4

Microsoft cites two reports analyzing security flaws in WebGL as the main reason for not endorsing a 3D graphic standard actively supported by Google, Mozilla, Opera, and Apple.

Presentation: Making Apps That Don't Suck

by Michael Floyd on  May 25, 2011 13

Developing apps that surprise and delight can seem like an illusive goal that is difficult to articulate or quantify. But in this latest presentation just posted on InfoQ Mike Lee, the software engineer that worked on projects like Delicious Library,Tap Tap Revenge and the Obama ’08 iPhone app, proposes an algorithm for making better apps.

MacRuby Roundup: Ruby Apps Show Up in Mac AppStore, MacRuby in Lion, XCode 4 Support

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 31, 2011

The MacRuby team's busy working towards MacRuby 1.0, recently with the 0.10 release which adds XCode 4 support. Meanwhile, the first applications written using MacRuby have shown up in the Mac AppStore. Also: MacRuby seems to be part of the upcoming "Lion", Mac OS X 10.7.

Comparing Apple, Google and Microsoft

by Abel Avram on  Jan 14, 2011 3

A Gartner webinar (PDF) compares three major players in the software industry today - Apple, Google and Microsoft –, trying to see where they stand today, and how IT decisions will be affected by their competition with each other. TheOpenSourcery compared the same companies from a different perspective: agility and openness.

Amazon Launches the Appstore Developer Portal

by Abel Avram on  Jan 05, 2011

Amazon has announced the launch of the Appstore Developer Portal preparing the way for the upcoming Appstore for Android. The model used is different than Google’s Marketplace both regarding the review process and setting up the application price.

Updated: Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X

by Charles Humble on  Nov 12, 2010 5

Apple have just announced that they will be working with Oracle on the OpenJDK project. As part of the deal Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for Java SE 7 on Mac OS X.

MacRuby Roundup: 0.7 Released, GCD-based Web Server, BridgeSupport

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 24, 2010

MacRuby 0.7 is out, with the usual performance and compatibility improvements, including Ruby 1.9.2 compatibility. To demonstrate MacRuby's tight integration with Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD), the team has released ControlTower, a Rack-based web server. Also: with the new BridgeSupport, all native APIs can now be accessed and scripted.

Apple Deprecates Java

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 21, 2010 51

As well as yesterday's back to the Mac presentation, Apple released a number of updates, including Java for 10.6 update 3, which brings the Java version to 1.6.0_22 and fixes numerous security holes. Significantly, though, in the release notes Apple signs its exit to the Java licensee space by making Java deprecated and hinting at its removal from 10.7 OSX Lion.

Apple Relaxes iPhone Development Tool and Data Sharing Restrictions

by Ron Bodkin on  Sep 09, 2010 6

Apple announced today that they "listened to our developers" and "we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code." They also announced that "for the first time we are publishing the App Store Review Guidelines to help developers understand how we review submitted apps."

Apple's "HTML 5 and Web Standards" Showcase Criticized for Not Being Standard At All

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 06, 2010 6

Apple has created an HTML 5 Showcase that presents its vision for the next generation of the WWW. The fact that this page is only accessible using the Safari browser, while Apple advocates about web standards, has caused many to criticize the company’s lack of broader platform support.

MacRuby 0.6 With GCD and Threading Improvements, Fast Debugger, AOT

by Werner Schuster on  May 04, 2010

MacRuby 0.6 is available now, bringing debugging and vastly improved Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) support. A lot of the core functionality has been overhauled, such as a new String implementation and a new thread-safe Regex library which replaces Oniguruma. MacRuby's now considered stable for Cocoa development.

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