A series of phygital (physical meets digital) concept print ads that encourage out of home downloads of iphone applications. When scanned with a barcode reader the image directs people straight to the apps itunes download page. This allows apps like Shazam to invite users to download while at outdoor music festivals; in order to find out, and download exactly whats playing there and then. » App Ads: Scan QR App Commercials To Download The App
If you are guilty of skipping computer history class, here is an exhaustingly lengthy Infographic from Manolution that can help you catch up. It sums up in detail the story behind the two biggest names in the industry: Microsoft and Apple, from their inception to today. Check Out the infographic after the break. » The History of Computing: Microsoft vs Apple [infographic]
Four years ago today, Apple released the original iPhone. The hype that preceded the release of the so-called “Jesus Phone” was nothing short of staggering. In four years, the iPhone has utterly transformed the mobile industry. One can debate how much Apple innovated versus refined when it comes to certain features (touch screens and app stores existed before the iPhone), but when we look at the mobile industry, there is a very clear line between what happened before June 29, 2007 and what happened after. You can check the infographic after the break. » Happy 4th Anniversary: iPhone [INFOGRAPHIC]
Swiffy is a new service by Google that converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads). Swiffy currently supports a subset of SWF 8 and ActionScript 2.0, and the output works in all Webkit browsers such as Chrome and Mobile Safari. If possible, exporting your Flash animation as a SWF 5 file might give better results. » Google Swiffy Converts Flash To HTML5
Four new icons has been added to the iOS (and Android) Google homepage, Restaurants, Coffee, Bars and More. By clicking these icons a map and a listing of results in your area will be shown. Scroll down the list and tap any result for more information such as a photo, customer reviews, star ratings from the likes of Trip Advisor and phone number.
After Apple revealed its new Wi-Fi Sync feature in iOS 5, the company has been accused of ripping off the work of a developer whose app, which is also titled “Wi-Fi Sync,” was rejected from the App Store. “Developer Greg Hughes, who is also a student at the University of Birmingham, created the “Wi-Fi Sync” app last year and submitted it to Apple’s App Store. But, the app was rejected by Apple.” » Apple Accused Of Ripping Off Rejected ‘Wi-Fi Sync’ App
The Cupertino company waited until the day its developer conference kicked off (June 6) to register a bunch of product-related domains. After the break you can see all 50 domain names revealed to have been registered by Apple last Monday (in alphabetical order). » Apple Registered 50 New Domain Names