Chinese shows his copycat ability again . Here is an online game official website 99% similar to Apple Official Website. Instead of selling creative & powerful hardware, it promotes an online game. The site makes use of a wide range of Apple products, from iPod to iMac. They even replace the Snow Leopard with a Rabbit … Chinese typical humor.
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Hello programmers , if you are interested in stepping into app development industry, these stats may help you decide which platform you should go. iOS & Android are the most popular platforms, Windows Phone 7 followed. WP7 is still young in terms of its API coverage, hardware support and development environment. For me, I am an iOS developer, as the IDE tools and iOS API are very complete ( though sometimes tiny bugs in API can be annoying ). Make your decision now, or it will be too late. Read more for more statistics.
Though there are much more apps in Apple’s App Store than Android Market, there are more Android free apps in Android Market than in App Store. There are 134,242 free apps for Android users, while iOS has only 121,845 free apps.
Yet , figures are just numbers. Apple did a good job on screening the quality of new apps, while Google is still weak in this part, causing a lot of low-quality apps appearing in Android Market. To truly overtake Apple to be the smart phone apps’ conqueror, Google’s Android must put more effort on the whole app production workflow, such as cleaning their Android SDK and the approval process.
It is well-known that Microsoft Windows are the majority in operating system choice. As you can see from above chart , Microsoft still dominates operating system’s business, with 78.6% market share and 8.8% growth in 2010.
It is noteworthy that Oracle has 7682.8% growth (what?!) after it acquires Sun Microsystems, thus allowing the company to hop to the 4th place of OS market share. Apple and Red Hat are gaining their place with >15% growth.
Yet, this chart does not show the whole picture. There are still some popular operating system that does not charge users money, such as Ubuntu. For full press release, read more.
posted on 10 Mar, 2011 11:51 Apple
Apple released iOS 4.3 one day earlier. iOS 4.3 is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 4.3 is now available in iTunes. Just hit the “Check for Update” button after connected your device to iTunes. For jailbreaker, please hold. There’s no jailbreaking tool released yet. Stay tuned in raptor.hk for latest news for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.
Apple confirmed that US$100 will be refunded to those who bought an original iPad within 14 days of the announcement of iPad 2, as the company dropped the price of original iPad after the announcement of the new iPad 2.
Apple just announced iPad 2.
posted on 19 Feb, 2011 23:54 iPhone
Hey, where is my FaceTime ? I can’t search it in App Store !
Windows Phone 7 Connector is now available at Mac App Store at no cost .
posted on 15 Feb, 2011 23:03 Apple
“All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app.” said Steve Jobs.