Google’s service will allow publishers to sell newspaper or magazine subscriptions through the Web or mobile devices, taking 10 percent of the revenue through its Google Checkout payment service. Apple said Tuesday that it would take 30 percent of subscription revenue from purchases made inside apps, although publishers can continue to sell subscriptions through other means and keep all the revenue.
Read more on SFGate
Which Market would you rather be a part of if you are trying to sell subscriptions? Especially if your initial app is freeware!
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Tagged Android, Apple, applications, ipad, iPhone, ipod, market, Marketing, subscription |
Steve Jobs wrote an
open letter regarding why he does not support Flash on the iPod touch, iPhone & iPad.
Here is the content of the letter:
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Tagged Adobe, Apple, Flash, Internet, ipod, Software, steve jobs, Touch, Usability |
Macworld did a great job of giving us a live commentary of what the improvements would be for the new software.
Rather than repeat them all, here is the link to the commentary:
Macworld iPhone 3.0 Commentary
There will be additional announcements over the coming week, but they did manage to get some of the
15 features I wrote about.
Turn by Turn direction capability
landscape in all apps
Spotlight now implemented
It seems the Beta is available for developers immediately
Developer Center (NOTE: this was unavailable at the time of writing- possibly due to the update happening)
The software and upgrades will be available to consumers in the summer. It will be available for ALL iPhones and for $9.95 an upgrade for iPod Touch users as well.
Posted in Apple, Gadgets, iPhone, Mobile, Software, Technology, Touch |
Tagged 3.0, copy, cut, developers, features, iPhone, ipod, macintosh, macworld, paste, push, Software, Touch |
Some invitations went out today (I still haven’t received mine, Jobs!) for the March 17th conference in Cupertino to talk about the latest iPhone software and SDK that will be released.
The 2.0 software release about a year ago hailed in the flood of third party applications that made the app store a primary destination for all us iPhone and iPod Touch enthusiasts.
See my iPhone free game reviews.
Apple seems to have been focusing more on hardware rather than software this last year (or so we thought). There is little information about what this new update will entail, and we can probably not expect Steve Jobs to host it, as he still remains
on medical leave.
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Tagged Apple, applications, develop, Games, iPhone, ipod, Mobile, sdk, Software, steve jobs, Touch |
Crayon Physics Deluxe from Petri Purho on Vimeo.
This game reminds me of the Trace game for the iPhone
However it looks more intricate. I am hoping that it will be engineered for the iPhone or other mobile touch screen devices besides the tablet shown in the video.