App Store archive

  • How to build a chart-topping app game
    Tablets

    How to build a chart-topping app game

    By 20 March 2012

    The app store is a peculiar place. Capable of catapulting even the most unlikely application to astronomical download numbers overnight, it is unlike a lot of the rest of the tech sector; a place where anyone has a chance. Some simply do strike it lucky....

  • Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads
    Apps

    Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads

    By 5 March 2012

    It took Apple two and a half years to hit 10 billion App Store downloads, then less than six months to take this total to up to 15 billion and now, only another eight months to add 10 billion more downloads with the 25 billion total being smashed. That...

  • iTunes and App Store in line for revamp as Apple takes Chomp
    Apps

    iTunes and App Store in line for revamp as Apple takes Chomp

    By 24 February 2012

    The Apple App Store and iTunes could be in for a major overhaul after it has been revealed that Apple has acquired the app search and discovery platform Chomp. 9to5Mac reported earlier this week that the first iTunes Store redesign in nearly three years...

  • 720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack
    Tablets

    720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack

    By 2 January 2012

    Whilst fanboys everywhere sit around twiddling their thumbs (magically, you understand, with multi-gesturing a plenty) waiting for Apple to offer App Store access on its hobby box; a couple of clever chaps have taken matters into their own hands; offering...

  • Mac App Store hits 100 million downloads
    Apps

    Mac App Store hits 100 million downloads

    By 12 December 2011

    Apple loves to throw a few numbers about to make us all go "ooh and aah". This time it's the turn of the Mac App Store to get the official Apple pat on the back as the Cupertino-based company has revealed that downloads within the platform have surpassed...

  • Are apps dead? The FT thinks so
    Apps

    Are apps dead? The FT thinks so

    By 31 August 2011

    The Times, they are a changing. The Financial Times that is, as it's no longer available in app form through Apple's App Store after being pulled following a disagreement over bounties Apple wanted to collect from the UK newspaper.  Could the move spell...

  • Amazon responds to Apple app terms with Kindle Cloud Reader
    Apps

    Amazon responds to Apple app terms with Kindle Cloud Reader

    By 10 August 2011

    Amazon has quietly released the Kindle Cloud Reader into the wide-world-web - a HTML5-based app that is optimised for Chrome and Safari desktop browsers and, more intriguingly, optimised for Safari on the iPad too. If you remember, Amazon recently had...

  • Apple raises App prices
    Apps

    Apple raises App prices

    By 14 July 2011

    Apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad just got a little bit more expensive, after Apple announced new prices across the board in the App Store on Wednesday. The cheapest apps will now cost 69p rather than the 59p that it's been since launch; this...

  • Apple hits 15 billion App Store downloads
    Apps

    Apple hits 15 billion App Store downloads

    By 7 July 2011

    It took Apple two and a half years to hit 10 billion App Store downloads - it's taken less than 6 months to take this total to up to 15 billion. The figure, which blows the 4.5 billion Android app download milestone that was hit recently, has been announced...

  • Apple fails in Amazon Appstore lawsuit
    Apps

    Apple fails in Amazon Appstore lawsuit

    By 7 July 2011

    It looks as if Apple may be suffering with delusions of grandeur when it comes to judging how influential its App Store name is - at least that is the assessment of a federal judge in the States overseeing the tech giant's injunction request against Amazon....

  • Android download total passes 4.5 billion
    Apps

    Android download total passes 4.5 billion

    By 30 June 2011

    Android downloads have passed the 4.5 billion figure - up 3.5 billion compared to this time last year. The boom in Android popularity is highlighted by the fact the last billion downloads occurred in just 60 days. Speaking at the launch of Google's "Sites...

  • 100,000 iPad apps now in the App Store
    Apps

    100,000 iPad apps now in the App Store

    By 30 June 2011

    The amount of native iPad apps in the iTunes App Store has crossed the 100,000 barrier - meaning 25,000 new iPad apps in just over 3 months since the 75,000 landmark was hit in March. It's easy to forget, due to the massive surge in tablets on the market...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Quidco review (iPhone)
    Online

    APP OF THE DAY: Quidco review (iPhone)

    By 23 June 2011

    Restaurant fans and the shopping obsessed will like this one. Using a Foursquare style check-in system, the Quidco app allows you to get location based discounts, finding things like nearby deals and two for one offers.  Select shops will even pay you...

  • Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store
    Apps

    Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store

    By 16 June 2011

    The web is abuzz with murmurs that Facebook is about to take on Apple at its own game...and on its own devices. A TechCrunch report has spilled the beans on the existence of a top secret Facebook initiative dubbed Project Spartan (you can just imagine...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Formula1.com 2011 review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Formula1.com 2011 review (Android)

    By 8 June 2011

    As great as he is, there are some days when you just don't feel like watching Lewis Hamilton's face on television. Thankfully F1.com has a brilliantly in-depth app which keeps you posted with stats so you can avert your gaze from the screen. Those who...

  • Incredible infographic celebrates 500,000 App Store apps
    Apps

    Incredible infographic celebrates 500,000 App Store apps

    By 24 May 2011

    We at Pocket-lint love a good infographic, have been accused in the past of being massive fanboys and also for going overboard for Angry Birds. So how could we ignore this brilliant infographic produced in part by Chillingo (original Angry Birds publisher)...

  • Apple App Store app lands in the UK
    Apps

    Apple App Store app lands in the UK

    By 23 May 2011

    The Apple App Store app for iPhone has finally made its way to the UK - with a revamped version packing many new options for British fanboys. App Store 1.3, which is being rolled out globally for the first time, brings with it advanced customisation options...

  • Android Market to overtake Apple App Store by August
    Apps

    Android Market to overtake Apple App Store by August

    By 6 May 2011

    The Android Market is on course to overtake Apple's App Store in terms of the number of apps on offer by August. The prediction comes from analysts Research2Guidance who has been tracking the amount of apps added to the respective portfolios over the...

  • Apple dominate app market worth $3.8 billion
    Apps

    Apple dominate app market worth $3.8 billion

    By 5 May 2011

    If you needed proof that we're an trigger 'appy world then just take a look at the figures produced by technology analyst iSuppli. It has revealed that app revenues (for Apple, Google, Nokia and RIM) between 2008 and 2010 rose from $206.1 million to $2.1...

  • Amazon treads Microsoft path in App Store row with Apple
    Apps

    Amazon treads Microsoft path in App Store row with Apple

    By 26 April 2011

    Amazon has hit back at Apple in the App Store copyright lawsuit, citing its opponent's CEO in its defence. The online retail king urged a San Francisco judge to throw out Apple's claim that it owns the rights to the phrase "App Store" (Amazon opened its...

  • Angry Birds Rio flies in for iPhone and iPad
    Gaming

    Angry Birds Rio flies in for iPhone and iPad

    By 22 March 2011

    With all the big news regarding Amazon going live with its Appstore, and Apple's subsequent suing of Amazon for using said name, you may have missed the really exciting development - Angry Birds Rio has finally landed. As well as being a free offering...

  • Surprise, surprise...Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark
    Apps

    Surprise, surprise...Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark

    By 22 March 2011

    In one of the most obvious moves in technology industry litigation, Apple has filed a complaint about Amazon's use of the term "Appstore" for its recently launched Android app centre. When Pocket-lint first reported on the Amazon Appstore we said this...

  • Apple hits back in Microsoft App Store row
    Apps

    Apple hits back in Microsoft App Store row

    By 2 March 2011

    Apple kept schtum for a while following Microsoft's motion to dismiss its attempted trademarking of the term "App Store", but has now hit back at its big rival with a statement of its own, in which it accuses Microsoft of "missing the forest from the...

  • The Dark Knight and Inception hit the App Store
    Apps

    The Dark Knight and Inception hit the App Store

    By 16 February 2011

    Christopher Nolan fans are in for a treat as two of his best movies - The Dark Knight and Inception - have landed in the App Store. That's the App Store and not iTunes. Confused? Read on for clarification. The move is an exciting one, that sees Warner...

  • iPad app searching made easier with filters
    Tablets

    iPad app searching made easier with filters

    By 4 February 2011

    The iPad is great isn't it? Well, fanboys say "yay" and Apple-bashers "nay" - we all know that. But even if you are in the "yay" pack - you must admit that the App Store on board isn't perhaps as user friendly as it could be. The top lists take too long...