Creating iPhone / Android apps just got easier with ShoutEm

Apps are the next big thing on planet earth. More and more companies are specializing in mobile application making services, just proving how fast the mobile app business is growing. So then why on earth are YOU left behind? Croatian startup ShoutEm provides mobile app creation platform to easily build iPhone, iPad and Android apps. It enables publishers, organizations and businesses to simply choose the content they want to include from the existing web sites or social networks, as well as design and finally submit created application into the App Store or Android Market. Customers share their message by creating mobile apps without any programming knowledge for top smartphone and tablet platforms.

This mobile app creator supports:

  1. Content integration from various sources through admin interface, RSS subscriptions and content management systems like WordPress and Drupal. Delivered content can include videos, podcasts, photos, calendars, comments, social media features and other content that target audience may love.
  2. Usage of extensive geolocation feature set that enable users to promote events, create maps and bulid social networking space.
  3. Branding the app by adding company logo and colors.
  4. Application submission into App Store and Android Market.

ShoutEm doesn’t come as free solution but still offers affordable way to create your own mobile app for top smartphone platforms. It has 4 levels of pricing. The basic plan offers up to 1,000 downloads for $30 per month. It’s suitable for bloggers, local news and businesses. The advanced plan offers up to 2,000 downloads for $50 per month while the Pro plan offers up to 5,000 downloads for $100 per month. Enterprise plan includes all available features plus customization for negotiated price on request (shoutem@shoutem.com).

ShoutEm’s plans in 2012 are to continue to provide quality apps for their customers. They believe transparency before publishing is important, as well as customers’ satisfaction with the final product. To find out more about ShoutEm Mobilizer watch product video below! http://www.shoutem.com/tour

Apple announce name of person who downloaded 25 billionth app: Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China

Over two days ago Apple officially announced that its near-four year old App Store had reached a mammoth 25 billion downloads. Prior to that Apple had announced the person to download the 25 billionth app would receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card and since the time the milestone app was downloaded we were waiting for Apple to reveal to lucky name who won the prize. Today, they have announced that the winner of the gift card is Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu downloaded Disney’s water-based physics-puzzler “Where’s My Water? Free” to win himself the $10,000-worth prize. Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue said the following:

We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.

How To: Submit your apps to the Windows 8 Store

Windows 8 is the next big thing for developers and Microsoft on its blog has given complete details on how to submit apps to the Windows 8 store.

The link educating about app submission to the Windows 8 store is here.

You can also watch the video here for more information.

 

Apptopia: A Shot In the App World’s Arm

If you’ve ever felt the urge to develop an app for mobile devices like smartphones or tablets but were unsure of how to go about getting it off the ground once the code is in place and the nuts and bolts are tightened, I have got good news for you. Apptopia is an upstart that will enable app developers to present their creations to a marketplace of interested buyers. This isn’t like any app store the world has ever seen before. Companies will be able to buy the rights to an app and market it how they see fit. The consequences of Apptopia’s launch could be far-reaching across the spectrum of mobile devices.

App development has not exactly been a cash cow for developers. Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, recently tooted Apple’s horn for distributing more than $2 billion to app publishers over the last three years. That’s great, but when one considers that there are about 78,000 publishers in the iOS market alone, that $2 billion starts to look a little shabbier. The introduction of Apptopia essentially takes some of the risk out of developing an app. A programmer might have considered developing an app but was turned off by the prospect of having to market and license their creation. Apptopia takes care of all that so it is logical to assume there will be an increase in app development.

Johnathan C. Kay and Eliran Sapir, co-founders of Apptopia, both have some experience in development and programming and their website claims to be the future of app sales on a large business to business scale. Apptopia’s process begins with an appraisal of the product, the app, then the company pairs up buyers and sellers. In the final stages, the company handles everything from escrow to mediation between the buyer and Google or Apple.

Apptopia is an exciting development in the app world and it will be interesting to see the effects the company has on the number of developers out there. It seems reasonable to assume that this could provide a boon for the app ecosystem.

Margot is a guest blogger who loves to try out all the latest gadgets and getting deals using a Dell coupon.

Holiday Deals: 100+ top Android apps available for FREE [Limited period offer]

This is one of the big reasons why everyone loves the holiday season: because of the gifts and discounts everyone get. Today, an Android Market alternative and one of the most popular sources of third-party apps, GetJar, is giving away more than a hundred top paid Android apps for free. Some of the freebies include Beautiful Widgets, Unlock with WiFi, BeWeather Pro, Smart Office, Tapatalk, Paper Camera, Alarm Clock Xtreme, Backbreaker, Smart Office and games like Fruit Ninja HD (exclusive to Tegra-based devices), Age of Zombies, Samurai 2: Vengeance, and many more. It sure is one hell of a deal to miss out on.

We don’t know how long this offer is valid up to but usually these sort of deals are almost always for a limited time period only so get downloading while you can.

You can download the apps from here: GetJar Gold Apps For Free [Official Website]

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Apple boasts 500,000+ apps for App Store, 100+ million downloads from Mac App Store

Apple has just issued a Press Release this morning announcing that the Mac App Store has now surpassed over a hundred billion downloads, and that the App Store now has over half a million apps under its banner since its inception with over 18 billion downloads, growing at the rate of more than a billion downloads a month.

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry. With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.” – Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Full Press Release below:

Apple’s Mac App Store Downloads Top 100 Million

CUPERTINO, California—December 12, 2011—Apple® today announced that over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac® App Store™ in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, and download and install them in just one step. Apple revolutionized the app industry with the App Store, which now has more than 500,000 apps and where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps and continue to download more than 1 billion apps per month.

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

“With Autodesk products in both the App Store and Mac App Store, we can reach hundreds of millions of Apple users around the world,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Platform Solutions and Emerging Business at Autodesk. “With our free AutoCAD WS and the more powerful professional drafting tools of AutoCAD LT, we’re using the Mac App Store to deliver new products and reach a growing base of new Mac customers.”

“The Mac App Store has unparalleled reach and has completely transformed our distribution and development cycle,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “Offering Pixelmator 2.0 exclusively on the Mac App Store allows us to streamline updates to our image editing software and stay ahead of the competition.”

“In less than one year we’ve shifted the distribution of djay for Mac exclusively to the Mac App Store,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. “With just a few clicks, djay for Mac is available to customers in 123 countries worldwide. We could never have that reach through traditional channels.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS® X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard®. For more information visit, www.apple.com/mac/app-store.

Mac developers set the prices for their apps, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store visit, developer.apple.com/programs/mac.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Press Contacts:
Colin Smith
Apple
colins@apple.com
(408) 862-1171

Bill Evans
Apple
bevans@apple.com
(408) 974-0610

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, App Store, iTunes and Snow Leopard are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Samsung mocks iTunes, iCloud in new Galaxy S II advert (video)

Get this: while Apple continues to innovate and then advertise about its product by focusing on, well, the product itself, Samsung does exactly the opposite and tries to promote its product by pissing over the other’s.

Just like their previous ad where they mocked the people standing in queues waiting to buy an iPhone (video below), this time too Samsung had the b***s — and the room — to indirectly feature and mock Apple’s product. Check out the daring videos below.

Samsung mocks iTunes in the cloud:

Samsung mocks potential iPhone buyers:

Samsung challenges the notion that only iPhone has the best apps

For more videos visit Samsung’s YouTube channel.

Video: Dear Apple, this is what i want in iOS 5

Apple’s next major operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, iOS 5, is set for release shortly and, though we already know what iOS 5 has in store for us, some Apple enthusiasts still expect some secret last-minute inclusions from Apple to accommodate the soon-to-be-releasing iPhone 5. Jumbled up in your imagination? Take a look at what others want, in this like-able iOS 5 concept:

Top 30 Cydia tweaks of 2011 for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad (video)

While you may be the one who likes to follow the rules, the folks on the other side of the fence aka the rule-breakers aka the jailbreakers are having some fun too, exploiting what Apple doesn’t want you to exploit. To show you how much they are having, a kid from somewhere-on-earth does a pretty good 15 minute demo of what Cydia can do to your device.

Would you jailbreak your device after watching this video?

Run Android Apps on Windows PC Via BlueStacks

Run Android Apps on Windows PC Via BlueStacks is much more easier and simpler than the earlier method we told you to run android apps on Windows XP.

This time you have to simply install BueStacks and you can virually run android apps on windows pc.

download BlueStacks at bluestacks.com

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Apple all set to “unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS” at WWDC 2011 (June 6-10)

Apple has just given us a hint that this year’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) — all set to take place from June 6 to 10 at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco, CA — will be a special event as “the future of iOS and Mac OS” will be revealed. This kills any rumors of an early sneak-peek into iOS 5. Nothing before June. (We almost got it spot on!)

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”

Apple gives us an insight as to what we are up for:

  • more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and Mac OS technologies;
  • over 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques, and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and Mac OS technologies in their apps;
  • the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPad®, iPhone® and Mac developers from around the world; and
  • Apple Design Awards which recognize iPad, iPhone and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.

Tickets to the event will set you back by $1599!

P.S. Just like WWDC 2010, will Apple present us with the next gen iPhone and make it an event to remember?

Press Release

CUPERTINO, California—March 28, 2011—Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 6 through June 10 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference Apple will unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS®, including exciting demonstrations of the new kinds of apps that developers can build using Apple’s advanced frameworks and more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers.

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”

Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Developers can even bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers, applying development techniques and best-practices to enhance their apps.

Activities at Apple’s WWDC 2011 include:

more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and Mac OS technologies;
over 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques, and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and Mac OS technologies in their apps;
the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPad®, iPhone® and Mac developers from around the world; and
Apple Design Awards which recognize iPad, iPhone and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Go to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) to purchase tickets, as well as for updates and more information.

Amazon appstore launching march 22

It was way back in october when we told you that Amazon is building an App Store which will comprise of third-party android apps and now the rumors have got even more strong.

The Amazon Appstore will allow developers to submit apps(their own apps) into Amazon’s retail system.

This will be done taking assistance of the patented technologies which are used by the retailer to advertise and give suggestions(suggest applications) to users who use a smartphone or a tablet.

Angry Birds creator Rovio also posted to twitter that the game would launch exclusively on the Amazon’s marketplace.

We are waiting for the Amazon Appstore ,launching march 22, to give you more information about it.