Apple Job Posting Suggests Future iPhone OS Devices

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Apple Inc, Applications, Developer, iPad, iPhone, iPhone OS, iPod Touch

Computerworld points to an Apple job listing posted last week which suggests that Apple is looking to expand the iPhone OS beyond the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to additional platforms. The position, entitled “Engineering Manager (Platform Bring-Up)”, requires that the employee lead a team of software engineers working with hardware and “custom silicon” teams on new platforms and protoypes.
The Core Platform team within Apple’s Core OS organization is looking for a talented and inspired manager to lead a team focused on bring-up of iPhone OS on new platforms. The team is responsible for low level platform architecture, firmware, core drivers and bring-up of new hardware platforms. The team consists of talented engineers with experience in hardware, firmware, IOKit drivers, security and platform architecture.
The report suggests a number of products, both existing and merely envisioned, that could benefit from an ARM-based architecture and iPhone OS, including Apple TV, MacBook Air, enterprise-class Time Capsule micro-server offerings and others.
Two years down the road, other low ends of the Apple Mac line might get eaten up by the Apple processor/iPhone OS. Mac Mini and Mac Book, I am looking directly at you. Once there is an iPhone OS running the TV and the MacBook Air segments, it isn’t a great leap to expect to see it in low end Macs.
Obviously any such suggested offerings are based purely on speculation, but it seems clear that Apple is interested in leveraging iPhone OS and its hefty investment in ARM architecture for future products.

Apple iPad Pre-Orders to Begin February 25th? Speculation about Other Features?

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: Apple Inc, Applications, Developer, iPad, Technology

AppAdvice claims that the iPad pre-orders could start as early as February 25th. The pre-orders are said to be for the U.S. Wi-Fi model initially. It’s really not much to go on, but Apple hasn’t given any indication about their launch plans for the iPad. During their press event, Jobs simply said that the Wi-Fi version would be shipping in 60 days, which places it into the last week of March.
While Apple did allow for pre-orders for the iPhone 3GS, the original iPhone launch was on a first-come first-serve basis at retail stores. The Wi-Fi iPad, however, does not require any long term contracts to be set up, making pre-orders more likely a possibility. Apple would have to get FCC approval for the device before being able to place it on sale. AppAdvice, however, isn’t a particularly reliable source of rumors as they previously claimed the iPhone 3GS would have an OLED screen and FM transmitter (both of which were not true).
As the actual launch approaches, many are hoping and speculating that there may be some unannounced software features for the iPad that might not have been finished at the time of the media event. It’s not without precedent, as Apple did announce YouTube support for the original iPhone just 9 days before its actual launch.
Kevin Fox had noted that several of the iPhone/iPod Touch minor applications were missing from the iPad. These include Stocks, Weather, Voice Memo, Clock, and Calculator. He goes on to suggest that these minor apps could return as some sort of Dashboard-like widget system.

Herbs n Spices App

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, Developer, iPhone, iPod Touch

Herbs n Spices – the latest app from Flirtation Creations has been submitted to Apple for review and inclusion on the App Store.
Herbs n Spices

20 Promo Codes for iPhone & iPod Touch Apps by Flirtation Creations

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, iPhone, iPod Touch

Are you an iPhone or iPod Touch user?
Flirtation Creations is giving away 20 Promo Codes for free downloads of our 4 apps:

(Sorry promo codes can only be used on the USA App Store).
To request promo codes please complete the online form at:
http://flirtationcreations.com/iphone-support.htm
Choose "Promo Codes" from the Application drop down list and your device.
In the Message area enter the App/s you would like promo codes for and an email address that we can email the promo codes to.
Promo Codes are limited so enter your request now!

Redeeming a Free Promo Code for an iPhone App – iTunes

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, iPhone, iPod Touch

What is a Promo Code?
Apple provides developers with promo codes which allow you to download apps that are normally for-pay (or not released yet) for free. You can redeem them from your iPhone or from iTunes.

Redeeming from iTunes

  1. Launch iTunes and click on iTunes Store.
  2. Click Redeem on the far right.
  3. Enter your code and click the Redeem button.

Redeeming a Free Promo Code for an iPhone App – iPhone or iPod

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, iPhone, iPod Touch

What is a Promo Code?
Apple provides developers with promo codes which allow you to download apps that are normally for-pay (or not released yet) for free. You can redeem them from your iPhone or from iTunes.
Redeeming from your iPhone (requires OS 3.0)

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Navigate to the New section on the Featured tab.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list to locate and tap the Redeem button.
  4. Enter the promo code and tap the Redeem button in the upper right.
  5. Tap done on the Thank You screen, then tap the home button to return to the home screen.
  6. After a second, you should see the new app installing.
  7. When the app is ready, its name will appear.
  8. Tap it to launch your new app.

New iPhone App from Flirtation Creations – Coming Soon

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, Developer, iPhone, iPod Touch

Flirtation Creations announced today that another new app will be submitted by the company to Apple for review and inclusion on the App Store. The new app will contain information about Herbs and Spices so that users can quickly and easily local the best Herb or Spice suitable for the dish being prepared.

This app was announced as the companies latest app Essential Oils iGuide hit the App Store.

Basic screenshots are available on Flirtation Creations website.

More details to be released soon!

iPhone App Marketing: What Works (and What Doesn’t)?

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: App Store, Applications, Developer, iPhone, iPod Touch

Found this interesting article on the internet:
AppStoreHQ
iPhone App Marketing: What Works (and What Doesn’t)?
NOTE: This data for post was derived from 35 responses to our iPhone developer survey on app marketing techniques. The survey is still open and we will post updated results if a significant number of additional surveys are completed. You can find the survey here.
Summary
Nearly 9,000 developers have shipped more than 27,000 iPhone apps through the App Store. A small (but well-publicized) minority have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for their developers, but the vast majority enjoy a brief spike of downloads upon release and quickly fall off as other newly-released apps fill in behind them. With little ability to influence their position in the App Store, developers have started applying their considerable creativity to building and sustaining demand for their applications in other ways.
Our survey captured the experiences of 35 published developers and shines a light on what’s working – and what’s not working – in the realm of iPhone application marketing.
Developer Profile
Our respondent base included a healthy cross-section of the developer population. 40% had just one application to their credit, but 37% had 2-5 applications in the App Store, and nearly 6% had published more than 20.
As expected given their dominance in the App Store, more than half (56%) of the surveyed developers specialize in Games, but Utilities (37%), Entertainment (29%), and Lifestyle (23%), were also well-represented, with Education (6%) Books (3%) and Other (9%) applications making up the balance.
Developer Economics
The predominant revenue model for our survey participants is charging for the application itself, with 86% indicating that paid apps were their primary revenue source. None reported developing free applications, while 6% rely on out-of-app monetization methods like driving users to a supporting e-commerce or ad-supported website, and 9% monetizing in other (unspecified) ways.
Respondents also bucked the trend when it came to their ability to make a living as iPhone developers. Over a third (37%) report that they make money primarily by making and selling their own apps, while just 11% supplemented their income by taking on contract iPhone app development projects. But over half (51%) are still holding on to their day jobs and developing their apps on the side.”
Read more here ……

iTunes Store: How to redeem a code

Posted by: flirtations  /  Category: Applications, Developer, iPhone, iPod Touch

Summary
There are several types of codes that can be redeemed on the iTunes Store, including promotional codes, iTunes Gift Cards, and iTunes Gift Certificates.
Note: Some features or services are not available in some iTunes Store countries.
Products Affected
iTunes Store, iTunes
Make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer. The latest version is available free of charge.
You can redeem a code at the iTunes Store by following these instructions:
1. Open iTunes.
2. Click iTunes Store in the pane on the left-hand side of the window.
3. Click the Redeem link in the Quick Links box on the right-hand side of page.
4. Enter your code.
5. Click the Redeem button.
When you redeem your code, you will receive a confirmation that states what the code credit was worth. This confirmation will also tell you when or if the credit expires. Store credit and/or free product credits will appear next to your account name as displayed here:
Tip: Promotional codes usually have an expiration date; codes must be redeemed and used before the date printed on the card. It is possible to have gift certificate, prepaid card, allowance credit, and/or free song credit at the same time in iTunes.
Be sure to sign in to the iTunes Store on a regular basis to update your credit count since your credits may expire. To refresh your visible credit balance, sign in to your account in the iTunes Store. Your updated credit amount appears next to your account name.
When you buy individual songs from the iTunes Store:
Free song credits are redeemed first.
If you have no free song credits, gift certificate, prepaid card, and allowance credits are used next.
If your gift certificate, prepaid card, and/or allowance credit is less than the total cost of the purchase, your credit card is billed for the remaining balance.
If you have no free song credits or gift certificates, prepaid cards, or allowance credits, your credit card is billed for the songs you buy.
When you buy an album on the iTunes Store:
Gift certificate, prepaid card, and allowance credits are used first.
If your gift certificate, prepaid card, and/or allowance credit is less than the total cost of the purchase, your credit card is billed for the remaining balance. Note: Free song credits cannot be used for album purchases.
If you have no gift certificates, prepaid cards, or allowance credits, your credit card is billed for the albums you buy.
Note: All iTunes Store purchases are final; once you click Buy orders cannot be changed.

From Apple …..

DVC iPlanner

Posted by: Flirtation Creations  /  Category: Adventures by Disney, Applications, Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, iPhone, iPod Touch

Disney DVC iPlanner App

Disney DVC iPlanner Appfor iPhone and iPod Touch has been approved and is in the Apple App Store for purchase!

Available on the App Store

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