Monday, July 20, 2009

Pizza Hut’s iPhone App - Order Pizza on Your iPhone

Pizza Hut, one of the most popular American restaurants and international franchise, has now created its own iPhone application as a web ordering system for its customers. Moving on from the ordering methods like text message, web site ordering, mobile web site ordering and Facebook ordering system, the idea of a Pizza Hut iPhone app has been adapted.
It provides the user with a simple and fun interface to work with. You can order by scrolling through crust and topping options, pinching and stretching the pizza to alter the size, tapping the wing style and sauces you want, shaking your iPhone to sauce up your wings and also a virtual fridge to keep your coupons and hot deals.

You can also get the location of a pizza hut near you for FREE!

It might be a nice thing to have for kids, especially since the app includes a tilt game called “Hut Racer” to keep you entertained while you wait for the order, just tilt the iPhone to control the way your car will avoid the obstacles on the road and reach its destination within the best time possible. Altogether, the app seems to be well-thought out, well-designed, and simple enough for anyone to use.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Apple New Release iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 - Keeps Developers Happy

A cheery news for iPhone developers that will definitely make them more buoyant. Apple has posted new, beta 2 versions of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the iPhone SDK 3.1 for developers exactly after two weeks of its initial release of iPhone OS 3.0’s. They can download the latest 3.1 beta from the Apple’s iPhone Developer Center.

The OS 3.1 is available for all versions of the iPod Touch and the iPhone, while the SDK 3.1 is available in versions that are compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard. It finally allows them to work on their projects over a Wi-Fi connection.

The feature is “huge for developers.” It is primarily geared at those who need to attach something to their iPhone or iPod touch via USB, so freeing up the USB port during the development process goes a long way in that regard. It’s also undoubtedly slightly less of a pain to be able to use WiFi, though Apple warns that USB is still preferred because it is faster and draws less power from the device than using WiFi. Other changes in the beta 2 include a handful of bug fixes to both Xcode and various parts of the iPhone software.

The new SDK will allow developers to connect their iPhones to a Mac running Xcode over Wi-Fi using Instruments for debugging. This is useful whenever the dock connector needs to be used for something else, like testing out tethering or development for hardware add-ons like the Tom Tom navigation add on. Apparently the iPhone Tethering hack no longer works in the iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 2, so it looks like Apple has closed the door on that one.

With the ability to hook up iPhone to other hardware devices, Apple is adamant to make things easier for developers.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PhotoForge for iPhones

People that have a passion for photography have dreamed of having on them a mini photolab to allow them perform the art of editing; GhostBird Software did it brilliantly with the new application PhotoForge for iPhones. It is an image-editing app that enables the user to manipulate and retouch image,add effects, and color correction, as well as a painter’s tool. It is indispensable for creating original artwork, or editing photos on your mobile device.

Starting PhotoForge app you have the options of selecting what is there you want to do: to start with a blank page, to open a photo that you already have or to take a picture with your iPhone’s camera. Automatically seven icons appear on top of the screen that represent the tools that you need to: Zoom (that enables you to see down to the finest detail), Brush, Eraser (which lets you erase everything but the original photograph), Paint Bucket (allows you fill the page with any color), Eye Dropper, Smudge and Clone Stamp (enables you to select a part of the image which can be used wherever you want to paint, duplicating it). At the bottom of the screen there are other several options for selecting the color, transparency, the type and size of brush (8 different brushes from hard to soft), to adjust curves, undo and redo and select effects and filters.

Curves option is the possibility to create your own filters, adjusting the curves for RBG, CMYK, and CIE lab. This option influences everything that has to do with editing a image, including color, saturation, brightness, contrast and more. Filters option has 13 adjustments among which Noise reduction, exposure, Blur, Simulated HDRI, Hue/Saturation. There are present another 15 Filters to include Dreamy, Sepia, Black and White, Watercolor, Neon, Television and other more.

PhotoForge gives you unlimited undo and redo actions so that you don’t have to worry in case you make some mistakes. Even when you receive a phonecall the application is interrupted for when you finish your talking to be able to continue from where you have left it. This editing possibility is comprised in an elegant and intuitive interface enabling you to navigate in a simple way among the multiple options. Tapping the screen PhotoForge’s interface disappears and you are left facing the full screen of the canvas. The way in which everything is at your fingertips reveals a good performance on behalf of GhostBird Software.

Finishing your editing or creating the application allows you to save up to four different output sizes: 640×480, 800×600, 1,024×768, and 1,600×1,200. PhotoForge appears itself to be the Photoshop that you have accessible at home on your PC only in a mobile and smaller size. Not to mention that easy-to-use application provides some editing tools that one hasn’t previously seen on a mobile device. So it would be no overreacting on our behalf to say that PhotoForge application reveals itself as being one the most powerful app of its sort that exists in the App Store and it proves to be a must for the artistic creators or any other person interested in image editing. One last thing PhotoForge is compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch that runs iPhone 2.2 software update.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Showtimes - Best Movie App

Showtimes is a full featured movie theater app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is a must have for all movie lovers, and best of all it’s free. This app has a smooth interface that makes it really easy to navigate through all of the information that it offers. When you’re out and about without your computer to refer to, checking out what’s in the theaters ought to be as easy as tapping your iPhone’s screen. Avantar’s Showtimes was designed to give you all the information about the movies currently playing in your area. Showtimes recognizes where you are and shows you results of the movie theaters nearest to you, movie listings, and show times. All of that with a single tap of your finger.

The app is broken down into five different tabs. Those tabs are Theaters, Popular, Rating, Newest, and Upcoming. Each page is simply a different method of sorting all the information that this app offers. Showtimes will default to opening on theaters and will usually ask you for your location. If you would like to change your location, whether having it locate you directly or enter it in manually, all you need to do is press the little locate symbol near the top of the page and change the information to what you like. You can shift from day to day at the top of the page for each category, giving you the ability to view more than just one days worth.

In the theater tab you will be able to see the closest theater to the location you have entered. If you would like to look at other theaters, you can actually close that specific drop down and view all the other locations. Within the drop down you will see information such as the movie name, a star rating, the MPAA rating, movie duration, and show times. When you select a specific movie you will be brought to its profile page which includes the movie name, MPAA rating, release date, duration, genre, cast listing, a small blurb about the movie, a trailer, and links to MetaCritic, RottenTomatoes, and IMDb.

All of the information that this app offers loads up directly within the app itself which another thing that sets this app out from the rest. Even after watching a trailer you are brought back to the app instantly. If you would like to view the link in the Safari browser, the app offers that feature as well. The only thing missing in this app is that it doesn’t allow you to purchase tickets online for a movie you decide to see. Regardless, this is a top notch movie app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Since it’s free, Showtimes is a good value, however, allowing you to purchase tickets would really polish this app and help set it apart from the other movie apps that are available on iTunes. Overall it is a very user-friendly app that rightly deserves a spot on your iPhone or iPod touch.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keep Your Password Safe With 1Password App

Nowadays we daily visit so many different websites and we have to remember so many passwords for different sites, so there might be a chance to forget some passwords. Everybody is in need of such kind of app that stores passwords so that they could easily be entered into Web forms. 1Password securely stores your important information and logs you into web sites automatically with a single tap. No need to remember the username, password or even the website address. Your data is protected using the same state-of-the-art encryption algorithm used as a national standard in the United States.

1Password by Agile Web Solutions, is an application for Mac OS X that stores passwords and Web forms in a the Apple keychain and is easily accessible from a little button that’s installed in the toolbar of your Web browser. Once you unlock it with a master password, you can automatically populate Web forms, credit card information and login screens with a single click. It’s a truly must-have application in today’s world of a million passwords and logins for everything.

Once you set up an Access Code and Master Password you simply add logins for the various sites that you access from your iPhone. Once entered (or synced) simply click on the arrow beside the URL to open the site in a browser and 1Password automatically enters your login credentials.

1Password has two levels of protection, less important logins (like forums, Web logins, etc.) can protected by a simple four digit Access Code which is easy to enter. More important logins (online banking, etc.) can be protected by a longer and more secure Master Password.

1Password doesn’t just save your password, it also allows you to load up the website and have it place the username and password into the required fields. It’s a really handy app for someone who does a lot of web surfing from their iPhone. Just make sure you remember your master password or all the work you’ve put into it will be wasted.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Head up to become a good iPhone developer – few tips

For a brand new iPhone developer, the prospect of iPhone programming may come across as both exciting and intimidating. Here are a few very helpful tips for the beginners who are considering developing their own iPhone web application and thus joining the expansive bandwagon of iPhone developers.
  • Speaking out of experience and prudence, it is not a good idea to start your programming expedition with the interface builder. The interface builder does not let you understand the process thoroughly and cripple you somewhere as a talented developer of the future iPhone web apps. Take your own time to understand the Model, View, Controller (MVC) design pattern before you start.
  • You should make generous use of right click when browsing through documentation in Xcode. It will help you learn a lot about things you need to have better conceptual knowledge of. For example, say you are looking for information on UIViewController, simply right click on the text and initiate a search for the relevant API entry. It’s that simple.
  • You are suggested to strengthen your basics in programming for iPhones by reading books on Objective-C and a good guide on iPhone application programming, respectively. It is an important foundation to learn to use properties, methods, know how to launch Google Maps app and allocate/ de-allocate objects in memory using Objective-C.
  • You can look up answers to any of your questions over Google and find excellent sites dedicated to finding such answers.
  • Not to mention, iTunes U has effective lectures on programming for iPhones. You can make use of them before you actually start on your own.
  • When you program using Xcode, it is likely that your application may crash a few times. While Apple does not impart much information on these crashes, but if you really wish to learn from your mistakes, select executables in Xcode (which is something round and blue at the top), choose arguments and enable NSZombie using NSZombieEnabled = YES. The log will have more information for you to thrive upon.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Advanced iPhone Development


Let's delve into advanced iPhone development tips and techniques that go beyond the basics of my first iPhone development article.

Once you've decided to ensure your content is accessible via iPhone (and thus the iPod Touch) you'll need to contemplate the different ways this can be done. Essentially there are 3 different levels of iPhone support to which you could aspire:
  • Compatible: Test an existing web site on the iPhone and make any minor tweaks necessary for basic display.
  • Optimized: Create an alternate user interface (for some or all of an existing web site) that has been created with the iPhone in mind.
  • Application: Create a new web application intended specifically for iPhone users.
Each level is more challenging to implement than the one before, and each provides a better iPhone user experience than the one before. Let's delve into each level in more detail.


If you have an existing web site, you might first decide to ensure it is simply iPhone compatible. This is generally an easy bar to reach since most web sites developed using modern web development techniques and standards (such as HTML 4.0.1 and XHTML 1.0) are already iPhone compatible. The iPhone with its built-in Safari web browser is clearly the best handheld web surfing device ever created. Users can easily zoom in & out, and scroll around intuitively to view virtually every web site on the Internet.

To ensure your site is iPhone compatible, obviously you'll need to test it with an iPhone - or at least an iPhone simulator.

Some issues you may run into are the iPhone's lack of support for plug-ins such as Flash, ActiveX controls, and Silverlight. The iPhone also has only limited support for various file types. Aside from the supported image file types (GIF, PNG, JPG, & TIFF) the iPhone supports the display of only QuickTime, PDF, Text, Excel, and Word files. (Word and Excel files are automatically converted to HTML for display.) The old fashioned WAP/WML cell phone standard is not supported (or needed) on the iPhone.

Once you've ensured your pre-existing web site is iPhone compatible, you might choose to take the extra step of optimizing some of all of its content for improved display on the iPhone.


While users can view large web pages by zooming & scrolling, it's preferable to display content to iPhone users in ways that do not require them to do so. To accomplish this goal you may want to design user interfaces that fit nicely within the iPhone's native resolution of 320x480.

Sites optimized for the iPhone often detect iPhone users (via the browser's user agent string) and apply alternate CSS or even redirect users to a completely different (iPhone optimized) version of the page.

For example, the standard home page of the popular movie site Fandango displays just fine on the iPhone, but the iPhone optimized version is even more convenient since it is sized in a way that does not require users to zoom or scroll at all. If you navigate to Fandango's home page with an iPhone you'll automatically be redirected to their iPhone optimized version of the site, as shown below:


Web Applications that have been designed specifically the iPhone typically implement cutting edge technologies such as AJAX to improve usability responsiveness. (If you plan to use Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX development platform, you should ensure that your iPhone users have upgraded to at least version 1.1 of the iPhone firmware.)

Since such applications usually don't have to worry about being cross browser compatible, they are free to take advantage of Safari-supported CSS styles that are not yet part of the HTML standard. These webkit styles can be used to display rounded corners, shadows, and colorful buttons so that bandwidth (and memory) hogging images can be avoided.

Common user interface patterns also tend to be implemented to display standard looking lists that iPhone users will find familiar. When users select an item in the list, standard looking animations are implemented to slide content into place (often using JavaScript timers for the animation.)

Applications designed for the iPhone also tend to take advantage of the client side Canvas object to implement advanced animation techniques. The Canvas object is supported by every major browser except Internet Explorer (although a plugin is available to add Internet Explorer support.) This can be a reasonable alternative to Flash and Silverlight.

Apple has assembled a showcase of iPhone applications that were created by developers from around the world.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Scrabble - Play a Spell with iPhone

Scrabble is probably one of the best word games ever. It’s barely got any serious competition—as far as word games go, Scrabble is the game that everyone else tries to mimic, and it probably didn’t surprise anyone when it was ported to the iPhone. Thanks to a recent update by Electronic Arts, true multiplayer Scrabble is available on the iPhone & iPod Touch.Scrabble is still one of the most ingenious word games ever created.

It takes a little while to actually get to the game. When you first start up the app and pass through an animated loading screen, you’re presented with a menu. Actually, you’re presented with multiple menus. In order to start a game, first you have to hit “Play,” on the main menu, then choose a local, WiFi, or Facebook game, and then you can set up the actual table. EA Games seems to have a fondness for slow animations. Weird decisions regarding the menus are present throughout the game—selecting things take too long, “back” buttons exit pop-ups (instead of “x”’s in the right-hand corner), and the interface as a whole could use some work.

But once you finally begin, rest assured: this is Scrabble, and EA made sure to deliver the true game. Tiles are moved with your finger, and you can zoom in and scroll around the board as you’d expect. The rules are simple and are exactly the same in the iPhone incarnation as in the original board game. 2 players face off on a 15 x 15 grid, armed with a randomized allocation of 7 letters with which to form words on the board. The game automatically checks your words against its database, so there’s no need for challenges. There’s the typical deliberation, the intense concentration, and the same word-bending skills required to succeed, and there’s the same corresponding sense of victory when you place a well-played word. You can play Scrabble alone, versus a computer opponent and now against a friend over WiFi, or even online through Facebook.

There are several Scrabble game types available including classic, a game to 75, a game to 150 or an 8-round game (8 turns before the game is over) or a 12-round game - and 3 difficulty levels for each.

Scrabble has decent music, but also includes the feature to listen to your own iTunes library as you play. All your games are also easily saved so you can come back to them at a later time. For a port of a board game, Scrabble really is hard to fault. Clear, colorful visuals and high production values top off a great mobile gaming experience. The only thing missing is the table-side banter. But despite this complaint, Scrabble is a great game. Even with EA Game’s slightly awkward handling, it’s still just as fun to play as ever, and there’s no denying that the shiny graphics are nice to look at. Whether you fancy playing against yourself, the AI, a friend, or a total stranger, Scrabble will satisfy your word craving, and really, what more do you want?

Scrabble requires the 2.0 iPhone software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Download Free iPhone Games Movies Tips

Do you want to download free Iphone games and movies? I think every Iphone user I have ever met has been head over heels in love with their Iphone, but none of them get any real value from it. If you want to get real value from your Iphone, read on!

If you've gotten over the post Christmas boredom by downloading stuff from Itunes, you probably know how expensive it can work out to be. The costs of a single download isn't much, but whoever stops there? Instead of throwing away your precious income like that, check out these tips to make sure you aren't taken to the cleaners.

Tip 1
Torrent Sites- these sites can be useful, but only if you are smart about it. Firstly though, a word of warning downloading something you don't already own from these sites is against the law you can use them to download MP3s of your current CD collection no problem, but to download anything else is unlawful. Before you do anything like that check out the laws in your area. That's not all, sites like this can be a real breeding ground for hackers/spammers, so make sure your computer is super super secure before using them.

Tip 2
Use the membership sites would you like to pay $50 and get unlimited access to every musical album you've ever wanted, or every computer game or DVD? Well here's your answer. The memberships are usually lifetime, and the downloads are very high speed and in very good condition. These sites are probably your best bet for building up a large catalog of downloads in the shortest time.

Tip 3
Avoid the scam sites. If you've spent any more than about 10 seconds on the net searching for free Iphone downloads you can't fail to have noticed the amount of websites competing for your attention. Unfortunately not all of these guys are as honest as you would hope. It's quite common to come across a site that promises the earth, only to find that there is nothing at all worthwhile there. The reason for this is that those types of sites get paid for people to click on their advertising, so it's in their interest to get as many people to visit their site as possible, regardless of whether they can actually provide any of the free downloads they claim. Not very cool, but it happens.

Hopefully these 3 tips have helped you open your eyes to the pitfalls of downloading free stuff for your Iphone.

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iPhone Enterprise Application Development - Costs and Thoughts

Apple Company has Developed iPhone Application. Also an Apple is on top to sell iPhone Application and the ten million mobile Internet devices has been sold. iPhone is the smartest phone and best and advance technology Phones. Best features included in this phone. iPhone is rapidly mobilizing thousands of internet users and its quite obvious that iPhone Applications Development is highly execution of business and consumer based applications.

iPhone and iPod touch are Stylish and attractive handsets that is the combination of the r Multi-Touch interface with powerful features, like as email and instant-messaging capability, a totally web browser featured included in iPod, and, in iPhone. iPhone mobile phone included OS Software which is the platform to run iPhone and ipod touch. Also added software of the iPhone SDK also the access iPhone and ipod touch. Developers can use the iPhone SDK to create applications and through this people can store and use on their devices.

If you want to develop iPhone applications then you must use like as Xcode, Apple’s (IDE). Xcode is most important for development iphone application because its Provides entire tools which you need to design your application. So it is very useful for the application developer and who want to create an iphone Application, For that you have to first run in your PC and then after you can develop an iPhone application.

Os Software also provides you fundamental infrastructure and default behavior that can makes it easy and possible to develop fast a functional application in a few times. Also the UIKit framework to help you to develop an iphone application Also you can customize and extend that behavior with help of hooks. With help of SDK software development kit, two types of application we can create with easily 1 is web Application and 2nd is native applications. Developers can use both tools and general frameworks for mobile development iphone.

Now a Day an iPhone application development is growing and getting more popularity among the users, because they are very satisfied to use huge technology device. Also day by day more function includes in Phone applications add more features you will get your device.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

iPhone 3GS/Mac Games Development - An Extra Mile for the Gaming Industry

Gaming industry was already popular among the fun loving masses of the world but introduction of iPhone has put up an extra gear to speed up game development for smart phones in the industry. There are millions who take pleasure in playing games on mobile phones but with the introduction of iPhone, mobile gaming has augmented rapidly in diminutive time.

In one year iPhone has developed its market at great extent; iPhone has created large masses and users of all age group. iPhone provides 3G/Mac games for its fun loving users as well as allows to use additional game applications for customized games. For iPhone games development, iPhone developers use Mac OS X operating system, as it is developed and marketed by Apple mobile company. iPhone has boosted the mobile gaming and playing significant role for the popularity of games on the mobile and other communicative devices.

Development of mobile games is the process of various technical and non technical activities which brings quality to any mobile game. Use of technology to games development should bring high performance of graphics, game sounds should be matching and overall visualization of the game should be catchy. Big factor in mobile games development is cost, arranging all the things together sometimes increase the cost of game which needs to be in high consideration by the mobile game developers. Technologies used by the mobile developers are in large variety and they are based on the nature and intensity of the games such as for the development of 2d mobile games iPhone developers use Cocos2d-iphone framework, it's a cost-effective framework as it is open source product and reduces timeline in the game development. Oolong Game Engine is productive for the development of new games and able to port existing games to iPhone & iPod and this game engine is written in C++ & Objective-C. Commonly mobile game developers use many programming languages, frameworks and technological systems such as MAC platform, Cocoa ? Objective C, AppleScript and many more.

Millions of users are using iPhone for the games instead of using their pc for the fun, as mobile gaming is easy and portable service for the users anywhere they want. For the custom iPhone game development users can hire iPhone developers very easily from any MAC game development company. iPhone 3G game development has become very common with the increasing passion of the game lovers in industry and has provided an extra mile to gaming industry.

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