UPDATE: After the developer, Ingleforge talked to an App Store manager the app was resubmitted minus a couple of added features that Apple said was contravening it’s rules and the updated app is finally in the store and available for free download!!
I recently reviewed an app for the iPhone called Wurlit Apps 3D, built by a developer I know based in Cambridge, UK. Wurlit Apps 3D is a 3d front end for the Apple Apps store that allows you to see preview screens, read views and search the app store from a funky and slick 3D front end. In the newest version you can also send a link to an app to a friend which I personally think is a great idea and adds the core part of social networking for me, personal recommendation. But unfortunately this version is not allowed in the App store according to the developers, Ingleforge. It has been rejected for breaching the App Store rules even though this is not the only app to do this, although it is the only one in 3D and that the original version is still in the store! The developer is quite stunned and so am I. Does Apple’s App store submission process actually follow any logical path? Or is it, as it seems to be more and more every day, an arbitrary process? Read the developers woes here.
Wurlit™ Apps 3d is a free application released today in the Apple app store, you can get it here. It is the first 3d browsing front end available for the the Apple app store. Using a patent-pending 3d engine Wurlit offers the end user “the top 25 free and paid apps in each category in glorious 3D, with seamless transitions between categories.” Designed to make shopping for apps fun the end user can quickly move around. “Simply flick the screen to spin the app cloud” and “tap on an app icon to zoom in”
If you ever need storage on the go for your iPhone, iPad, Camera or any device with Wi-Fi then the AirStash™ from Wearable Inc is a must have gadget!
From the AirStash™ site:
“AirStash stores your movies, music, photos, and documents and wirelessly shares them with your phone, media player, netbook, tablet, computer, and more. Use AirStash like a USB flash drive to drag & drop the files you want to your SD card while charging the built-in lithium polymer battery, then unplug & play on all of your browser-enabled WiFi devices*.
All you need to do is insert a SD card (bought separately), which can be upto 32GB in size and there you have it a portable wireless storage server on the go! You can even stream video and music apparently. The cost? A mere $99. UNFORTUNATELY it’s US/Canada ONLY. Come on Wearable Inc sort it out!
Source: Digital Photography Review
Has anyone noticed this before? A section in the refurbished mac section has a tab for refurbished iphone..I wonder if this is where a lot of the 2G ones will end up.
Just before you rush out to order your 3G iPhone, anyone serious about email on the go should check out the image of the new BlackBerry Thunder circulating the web. I know the iPhone is going to have MS Exchange compatibility, but it still doesn’t have a qwerty keyboard.
Anyway check out the image below
Source: The Boy Genius strikes again…
For us MAC kids out there, VLC is an essential media player at our disposal. When Quicktime cant play it. I have found that 8 out of 10 times VLC can so it seems like good news that Zodttd is bringing its popular VLC media player to the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
At the moment, VLC for iPhone/iPod Touch allows selected testers to playback MPEG/MPG, AVI and MP3 files, and the software author wowed to bring the support for FLAC and OGG formats ‘soon.’ In addition, he’s researching how to include VCD, DivX, WMA and WMV formats in the mix. The end result could be the ultimate media player for iPhone/iPod Touch.
VLC for iPhone/iPod Touch is currently in private beta, but a public release is planned soon. Naturally, jailbroken iPhone will be required, but that, as we know, is not a problem.
iToner enables you to quickly transfer custom ringtones for your iPhone – without modifying, hacking or having to reset your iPhone. Simply drag and drop your MP3 or AAC audio files on iToner’s window, click the Sync button, and you’re done! Even better, your ringtones will continue to work with future iPhone OS updates. $15. More info/buy go here.