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Tech blogger supreme Wayne Schulz has an excellent post over on Gear Diary this morning entitled, "How Will Apple Manage A Mature App Store?" It is particularly striking in light of the fact that Wayne is looking to a mature App Store when the App Store turned just three weeks old yesterday.
Wayne asks the excellent question, "Is there any way that we need 24 different programs that all claim to help you calculate tips?"
The answer, of course, is a resounding "NO!"
While the Tip Calculator is certainly the easiest place to point out that the App Store is currently the Wild West of software distribution it is by no means the only example of it.
True to their word the good folks at eReader have just released version 1.1 of their iPhone and iPod Touch software. The new version includes:
– The ability to browse to other web sites for eReader formatted content (ex. manybooks.net)
– The ability to sort the device bookshelf by title, author or download date.
– The ability to invert screen color
– The ability to lock screen orientation (Now can we get this for every app please???)
– The ability to turn pages via tap or swipe
If you haven’t done so yet, eReader for iPhone is worth a look.
In order for the iPhone to truly be a superb productivity tool it needs to be easy and fast to use.
Two new apps appeared in the App Store last night which have the potential to be tremendously useful in this regard.
"HurryMail" and "You’re #1" are small, simple utilities that make using the iPhone a bit more convenient.
While I wish each were free… at under a buck each, I think both are conveniences worth the money.
Both are good examples of the way in which developers are thinking, "Now what would make using the iPhone a bit faster?" It is just one more reminder of the value of personalizing your individual device- with apps of YOUR choosing.
By: UtiliTouch, Inc.
By: Adam Williams
Answer: When It Is An eBook Or A Shortcut
Okay, this may seems like a mindless rant. It is… but this just bugs me.
With over 1000 applications already in the App Store and many added each and every day it is hard enough to sort through the applications without non-applications clogging things even more.
The degree of pollution is astounding!
Two cases in point-
According to a post over on Fortune Magazine in a little over a two weeks the App Store more than doubled the number of available iPhone and iPod Touch applications.
What began with 500 applications has now swelled to over 1000.
The more interesting number is that, according to the article, 90% of apps in the App Store are $10 or less. At the same time the number of free apps, 25% on July 11, is now down to 20%.
As we have known all along, the real iPhone news this summer has been the App Store and clearly, as the numbers show, we’re just getting started.
With over 1000 apps available though the big question is…
By: effigent, Inc.
By: Yongkai Lei
A bit of friendly advice–
Always look at the free alternatives on the App Store before hitting the "Buy" button.
Yeah, I’m sure it goes without saying, but with so many apps and so many of them cost more than a dollar or two it is always good to remind one another.
Case in point…
I have the good fortune to be a contributer to the blogs Just Another Mobile Monday and Gear Diary. Both use Wordpress so it only made sense to check out the available options for blogging to them from an iPhone. What we found is yet another example in which a free app comes close or surpasses a paid app.
I won’t go into details on each since I will be posting reviews of both later today, but I will offer my conclusion…