Apps

Jailbreak innovation: still the future of iOS

At WWDC 2011 Apple once again "borrowed" a lot of great ideas from the Jailbreak community and gave them to iOS 5, including lock screen info, notifications, WiFi sync, volume buttons to take pictures, and a lot more. That's not a bad thing -- I even asked them to do exactly that this year. Whether you jailbreak or not, whether you realize it or not, the jailbreak community benefits all iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users -- pure and jailbreak alike.

Follow along to find out why.

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Twitter loses Reportage for iPhone

Reportage was WhereCloud's insanely creative iPhone Twitter app that let users "tune in" to other users' timeline -- like a radio station for tweets. I say was because Twitter's swerve away from the developer friendliness that helped them build their platform and their rapid acceleration into ownership plays that may -- or may not -- help them ensure its future has led WhereCloud to stop development.

Martin Dufort, who TiPb interviewed as part of our Developer Spotlight series two weeks ago, explains it was the the culmination of 4 changes by Twitter that led to his company's decision:

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, June 16

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Snowboard Hero: The ultimate snowboard experience with wicked tricks, insane air time, and super fast downhill speed. Now with 2 new characters, 2 new tracks, and 24 new events! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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Angry Birds updated with 15 new levels

Even with the introduction of Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds continues to receive updates. Today's update brings 15 new levels and allows unlimited use of the Mighty Eagle after a single purchase.

  • Mine and Dine: a new cave themed episode begins with 15 new levels!
  • Find all the collectible jewels!
  • Use hanging stalactites to pop those pesky burrowing piggies!
  • Any particular levels stonewalling your progress? We tweaked a couple of them to spare you a few gray hairs!
  • Mighty Eagle still in business: Buy once, unlimited use!

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think!

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Facebook working on Project Spartan, an HTML5 app store for iOS devices?

TechCrunch has uncovered that Facebook is looking to launch an HTML5 based app store under the name of Project Spartan. The app store will offer games and news apps that run inside Safari, or as Web Clips on the home screen. Over 80 outside developers are currently working with Facebook on apps for the platform.

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Elevated Math for iPad teaches math

Elevated Math is an iPad app that teaches you math. It has over 150 math lessons in topics such as numbers, geometry, algebra, probability, SAT and more. There are also career-oriented videos featuring professionals who use math in their jobs.

  • Numbers and Operations – 40 lessons on whole number operations, integers, fractions, decimals, factors, decimal operations, exponents, powers, computational fluency of fractions, ratio, proportion, and percent.
  • Measurement – 12 lessons on attributes and tools (the units, systems, processes, applications of measurement, and estimation), and perimeter, area, and volume.
  • Geometry – 22 lessons on points, lines, angles and triangles, characteristics of geometric shapes, coordinate geometry and spatial visualization, and transformation of shapes
  • Algebra – 90 lessons covering the concepts found in a middle grade Algebra 1 class. Patterns are represented and analyzed, and linear functions are represented with tables, graphs, verbal rules, and symbolic rules. Nonlinear relationships are studied, as are polynomial, exponential, and rational functions. Expressions are manipulated and simplified, and equations and inequalities are solved. And much more…
  • Data analysis and probability – 9 lessons include selecting and using appropriate statistical methods for data analysis, developing inferences and predictions based on data, and applying basic concepts of probability typically covered in grades 6-8.

I've spent a little time with Elevated Math, and, as a math teacher, I am rather impressed. Kids and adults alike can learn math with this app. Elevated Math Press also includes additional materials, like teacher notes and student study sheets, on their website for free.

If you pick this on up, let us know what you think! Screenshots after the break!

[Free, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

Have an app you'd love to see featured on TiPb? Email us at iosapps@tipb.com, tell us about your app (include an iTunes link), and we'll take a look.

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Facebook working on secret photo sharing app?

I looks like Facebook is working on a massive photo sharing application for the iPhone. TechCrunch got their hands on documents, photos, and screenshots outlining the features: location elements, likes, comments, multi-picture mode, filters, multi-user albums, face-tagging, and more. They say it's almost like a mashup of Instagram, Color, Path, and Path's upcoming With. And though it might seem to be a reaction to iOS 5's new Twitter integration, they say it's been in development for a while now.

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Google updates Google Sync for iOS devices

Google has updated Google Sync for iOS devices, a service that lets iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users sync with Google's Gmail, Calendar and Contacts via Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol.

Google Sync keeps your phone’s native mail and calendar apps in sync with your Gmail, Calendar and Contacts. Today, three new updates to Google Sync for iOS will allow you to:

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Angry Business Man for iPhone and iPad now available

Angry Business Man is an extreme action tilt running game for iPhone and iPad. You must help the the business man never run uphill or downhill by rotating your device to align the world around him.

  • Fresh gamplay, bringing accelerometer based controls to the next level
  • Crisp Artstyle
  • Procedurally created world that never repeats itself
  • Short play sessions, perfectly suited for quick bursts of play
  • Ever Increasing challenge
  • Online highscores (powered by openfeint)
  • In-game score display
  • Business man must never, ever leave the screen!
  • Business man must never, ever run uphill or downhill!
  • Business man must never, ever run into obstacles but jump over them!

The free version, Angry Business Man 125m, allows you to run the first 125 meters. If you pick this one up, let us know what you think!

Trailer and screenshots after the break.

[$0.99 - iTunes link] [Free - iTunes link]

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New iOS purchase history brings all your porn home to roost?

Announced during the WWDC 2011 keynote and already available on all iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads running iOS 4.3.3, purchase history lets you go into the App Store and easily re-download all your previous apps, including your porn adult apps, and where by "you" it also means your significant other, kids, or anyone else on your iTunes account.

Yeah. Um. Awkward.

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