News tagged ‘API’

MonoTouch: C# and .NET for iPhone


MonoTouch allows developers to create C# and .NET based applications that run on the iPhone and can take advantage of the iPhone APIs as well as reusing both code and libraries that have been built for .NET as well as existing skills.

Today MonoTouch 1.0 was released. It is avaliable via Novell online shop and costs from $400 for personal edition up to $4000 for enterprise edition.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009. 19:30

Dell Mini 3i: something in between iPhone and Palm Pre

Dell Mini 3i is an Android-based smartphone for chineese market. It has a 3-megapixel camera and GPS with included software. Chinese site Sina got several photos. Dell Mini 3i looks like a genetic experiment between the Palm Pre and the iPhone:


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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009. 17:08

Firmware 3.1 beta 3: what's new?

Here are couple more facts about new firmware 3.1 beta 3:

  • Looks like the limit is 15MB for sending photo and video via emails.
  • Usage now shows separate “Cellular Network Data” and “Tethering Data”. This is on a standard 3.1 beta 3 install, no hacks.


  • iPhone no longer vibrates when going into the edit home screen icon mode.
  • Button 123 is now _123:


  • Fixed problems with databases in different applications: Messages, Mail, Address Book etc.
  • In terms of API there are changes in UIKit (UIImagePickerController, UIVideoEditorController) and Audio Toolbox (AudioConverter, AudioSerives, ExternalAudioFile).
  • It still updates the Baseband (modem) to version 05:11:04.
  • Added the translation of labels "original size" and "Save as a new clip" when editing video.
  • Translated the string "ask to join network" in WiFi.
  • Enhance in sending and receiving SMS and MMS: In the previous beta it often returned an error when under conditions of a weak signal. Now everything seems to work in the best possible way.


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iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 released: what's new?


Apple released new SDK and new firmware and 3.1 beta 2. Unless you have a developer account with Apple, don't plugging your iPhone into iTunes, you're not going to have access to it. However here is an unofficial changelist:

  • Minor release focused more to fix the bugs.
  • New APIs for video and images. It appears that there will be many applications in AppStore, suitable to apply effects on a video or create animated slideshow.
  • Xcode bug-fixes.
  • More items have been localized, such as "In Play", "Request access WiFi".
  • Developers will be able to use WiFi for debuging, etc.
  • Baseband is now version 05:10:01. This means that all those who use unlock - do not update yet.
  • The iPhone is heated much less.
  • Old method to turn tethering on  does not work anymore.

UPDATE: Here are direct links to download firmware 3.1 b2:

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Next Generation iPhone Rumors


AppleiPhoneApps said they had received important messages from internal sources at Apple, for the next model of iPhone. Here’s a whole list of characteristics:

Prize and Models:

  • There will be two models of the iPhone: a 16 GB and another from 32GB. The 8gb model to be no longer marketed.
  • Prices remain the same as the 3G iPhone

Hardware & Design:

  • There will be a 3.2 MegaPixel camera
  • The screen is OLED-type (but not flexible)
  • Given the characteristics of these types of display, the battery will last longer
  • RAM and Process Power will double
  • FM receiver
  • The Apple logo will light up
  • Will add the magnetometer

They also said that the released date will be july 17 2009. I honestly do not think this are news. I think this is only a collection of all the rumors that have arrived in recent days. Obviously take the news as a rumor because it might be true as false.

via ispazio


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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. 20:02

BackToUp: Mac OX utility for iPhone/iPod back up


iBlogeek has released a Mac OX utility called BackToUp that will help everyone back up their device. The program is pretty good and make the backup of:

  • Contacts
  • Text Messages (SMS)
  • Bookmarks and History of Safari
  • Call History
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks and History of Maps
  • General Preferences (ringtone, etc)

Also, BackToUp can:

  • Create a backup
  • Restore a device using a backup
  • Erase backups
  • Update a backup

You can download BackToUp here.


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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. 19:47

What's new in iPhone firmware 3.0 beta 3?


Here is a changelog of new iPhone firmware 3.0 beta 3:

  • The “Store” entry in Settings App still links to a blank page.
  • The keyboard background becomes black in every phone number box. It may be a bug.
  • The Skype app gives an error on its first launch.
  • Greater overall speed.
  • Sometimes the SMS sending freezes. It could be caused by the keyboard bug.
  • Better integration for Push Notifications APIs.
  • Better Audio APIs (probably for A2DP).
  • Error correction works better.
  • iTunes synchronization now requires less time.
  • Youtube app now works on every device.
  • The MMS and Tethering old bundle does not work anymore.
  • Spotlight saves last seach data.
  • Users can assign home screen.
  • Parental control.
  • Users can disable In-App Purchase.
  • Ability to hide the text of a message just received.


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Aluminum iPhone Pro Concept

In light of recent rumors 9to5mac have added two pictures that represent a new concept for future iPhone. This is iPhone Pro Unibody made completely out of aluminum. The iPhone also has an 3.2 megapixel camera, a VGA front iSight, GPS, removable battery, and 16 or 32 GB storage.




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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. 1:35

Next Generation iPhone Component Suppliers


This is a list of component suppliers for the next-generation iPhone that is rumored to arrive in mid 2009. The component list isn't particularly revealing except it reinforces the rumor that Apple will be using a 3.2 megapixel camera from OmniVision in the next generation iPhone. The current iPhone uses a 2 megapixel camera. The suppliers will begin shipping in May and the first batch is estimated at around 5 million units.

via macrumors


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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. 1:14

What's new in iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2?


Here is an unofficial changelog of iPhone 3.0 beta2 firmware:

  • Better Spotlight feature
  • Better Copy-Cut-Paste
  • Greater speed and overall stability
  • MMS natively supported (without any hack) for a lot of new countries
  • In-App Purchase first APIs released
  • Push notifications first APIs released
  • New APIs available to developers
  • Bugs afflicting Beta 1 fixed
  • Safari’s lower bar is no more transparent
  • New “Store” entry in Settings App: it links to a blank page
  • Contacts now divided in “All contacts”, “All contacts on My iPhone” and “All contacts (Mobile Me)”
  • New Safari’s landscape mode when clicking on a image or a link
  • Anti-phishing mode in Safari. Activate it in Settings App > Safari, switching Fraud alert ON. The green title bar on 3.0 firmware means a security certified and reliable website. The “htpps” protocol icon instead has been moved on the left of the title.
  • SpringBoard has now up to 11 pages and 180 applications.

via ispazio


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Clippy updated to 0.97-2 [Cydia]

Clippy is an iPhone addition from Cydia for copy/paste functionality. It was updated to version 0.97-2. The main bug that was fixes is a crash of different applications such as Notes, Safari, Mail and others where the animation was drawn. New version also added a language pack, improved the animation of the menu, full support for selecting editable text in web views, themes support and a lot more.

Avaliable via Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones.

Full changelog for 0.97 updates:

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iPhone's Wallpaper with notes and calendar events [AppStore, Free]


Wallpaper Labeler (AppStore link) and gCalWall Lite (AppStore link) let you add appointments and notes to the home screen. With Wallpaper Labeler, you can enter any text you want to your wallpaper, so you can leave yourself (or whoever finds your phone) notes. The other app, gCalWall, pulls down upcoming appointments from your default Google Calendar and splays them all over your home screen. You have to update it manually, which is kind of a drag, but the dev says that iPhone API won't allow for automatic updating. Both apps are free :-)

In the past you could only use Intelliscreen paid app on a jailbreaked iPhone.

via gizmodo, lifehacker


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MWC - Samsung Omnia HD

One more interesting, fantastic device. Indeed it is the first phone in the world to record video in HD 720p (1280 × 720). Here are the photos (click to get high resolution images):


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Samsung OMNIA HD (I8910) Product Specification:


HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Class 12 Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS Tri Band (900/1900/2100MHz)


Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)


3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)


8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF

Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot


DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV

24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording

DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)

Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture


FM Radio with RDS

MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA

Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )

Value-added Features

GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer

Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget

Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, Application Download, Push Email (MS Exchange),Real-time video uploading, Smart Search


Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi


8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)


123 x 58 x 12.9


1500 mAh


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Free Translator [AppStore, Free]

This is a translator. It uses free Google Translate API. Users can choose between many languages including Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Application is free, here is a link to AppStore.

PS: It requires internet connection (WiFi, 3G, EDGE or regular GPRS).


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Thursday, November 6th, 2008. 1:35

Shapium game [AppStore]

Shapium is a 2D version of Spin game. Watch the video:

It is avaliable via AppStore for $0.99 (link).


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Saturday, November 1st, 2008. 18:06