Ah, Fring. Love them or hate them, they're one of the few real VoIP competitors to Skype and that makes them important. Now the plucky challenger is looking to get one over its larger competitor by being the first to offer group video chat from mobile devices.
If you're a jailbreaker the chances are you hack your iDevice to gain more control over the look and feel of iOS. Even changing the way things work perhaps. If that's you, you're going to love Springtomize.
"Breakup Notifier", an app which made stalking a much better experience by letting you get notified of the breakups of your stalked targets, came out on Monday this week and has already been shutdown by Facebook, but only after it had already acquired 3 million users. The developer of "WaitingRoom" worked hard to overcome the shortcomings of "Breakup Notifier".
We've all done it: connected a jailbroken iOS device to iTunes and watched in horror as it's merrily started to update when you accidentally stabbed at the wrong button. No more, for there's now a solution in the form of RecoveryGuard.
Adding a spot of color to an otherwise sparse iPhone home screen is one of the main reasons to jailbreak an iDevice these days, and until today finding the right theme has been a chore. That's where Cydia's new Theme Center comes in.
All hail the jaibreaking community! Whatever features Apple leaves out in iPhone / iPod touch / iPad are quite often made available on the respective iDevices after jailbreaking. One of the biggest missing things in iPhone for texting junkies, like yours truly, was the ability to send out text messages to groups / lists. This ability to send out texts en masse makes the process of sending out those wishes (like New Year, Eid, Christmas, Diwali) exceptionally easy on the other phones. Well, needless to say, it was never available on iPhones. But now you can with an called GroupSMS for jailbroken iPhones.
iTunes App Store, which was launched back in 2008 with the introduction of iPhone 3G and iPhone software 2.0 (now iOS) has just passed a quarter million apps mark this Friday, with more than 50,000 developers working on them. As of the time of writing this article, the tally stands at 252,227 apps to date. This includes apps for all iOS based devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If inactive apps are to be counted, then the number of apps go way above 300,000. The Graph below shows the rapid rate at which the App Store is growing.
Another batch of iPhone apps are, apparently, about to get the axe. Reports are popping up around the net, that "cookie cutter" type apps are starting to be pulled from the App Store. This would include RSS apps, and photo gallery type apps. Any app that just packages an online service, and doesn't offer any other functionality.
Developer Hooked In Motion has recently released version 2.0 of "iCollect Movies" for iPhone and iPod touch. This app allows you to scan the barcode of your movies with your iPhone's camera. It then queries it's database and automatically adds the title to a easy to read catalog, including information like genre, rating, run time, and much more.