Google Maps Becomes Top Free iOS App

Google Maps Tops iOS Chart

Well, this is another kick in the teeth for Apple. Just hours after the re-release of Google Maps, it’s sitting right a the top of Apple’s free downloads section in the App Store. Despite Apple’s best efforts to keep it under wraps by not including it in the maps section, Google Maps has made a huge impact in the App Store. However it may not be all bad for Apple, as reported by TechCrunch, the safety of having a working maps application will prompt many users to finally make the jump to iOS 6.

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Samsung Attack The iPhone 5

Samsung have spent the past year or so entangled in a raging legal battle with Apple, which resulted in a huge loss for the Korean company which was found to have infringed on many of patented designs of the iPhone and iPad. Despite losing this battle, Samsung aren’t done with their grudge against Apple, today launching a new advert which detail the details of both the iPhone and Galaxy S3 which lists a number of extra features. Samsung tells their readers, ‘It doesn’t take a genius’.

‘Applefied’ Ads

Here’s an excellently simple design project. Applefied created by Bryan Evans

“Lately I have noticed how relatively boring  ultra simple Apple’s advertising has become.  It has turned into Product + Product Name + Hands-Touching-Product-formulaic-advertising BS.

It spawned an idea.  What would it look like if this formula was applied to all products.  Would it work?

I present to you Applefied Ads.

Contain your excitement.”

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BBC Olympics App for Android and iOS

You can now download the BBC Olympics application for Android and iOS, where you can get the latest updates from the upcoming London event.

BBC Olympics: Features

– Top stories
– Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
– Up to 24 live video streams
– Video highlights of the action, features and interviews with athletes
– Detailed schedule and results for every event
– Medals table
– A page for every Olympic sport
– A page for every competing country
– A page for every Olympic athlete taking part
– Read the homepage top stories offline
– Share stories, videos and results by email and on social networks

BBC Olympics is available as a free application on both iTunes and the Google Play Store. Android users require Android 2.2 and above.

Download: Android and iOS

Jelly Bean Keyboard, Download Now!

A port of the Android Jelly Bean Keyboard is available in the Google Play Store right now.

The company who have brought us this keyboard is Beansoft, the same company behind the ICS Browser + and Thumb Keyboard, both relatively popular apps in the Android community.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the new Jelly Bean keyboard is very similar to SwiftKey. This version of the keyboard is still an alpha port, so be prepared for any glitches.

Download Jelly Bean Keyboard

Tiny Wings 2 Teaser Trailer

Tiny Wings 2 is due for launch on 12 of July, that’s just 5 days away. The original Tiny Wings saw users play as a simply animated bird as it attempted to fly by growing momentum sliding down hills. The addictive and simple gameplay saw it stay at the top of the App Store for some time, and was even closely replicated on Android. Now, Tiny Wings is  back.

In the teaser below, no new details are shown. It’s a video which replicates the simplicity of the game itself and will no doubt contribute to the huge success that Tiny Wings 2 is due to receive.

Tiny Wings

The original Tiny Wings was released over a year ago, back in February 2011. The game was designed by self-taught video game designer Andreas Illeger. Much like Angry Birds, the game was hugely well received due to the very simple graphics, and even simpler gameplay. That, and the fact that people love cartoon birds.

Tiny Wings was never released for Android, and we doubt that Tiny Wings 2 will either. However, ‘Dragon Fly!’ uses the same mechanics and simple graphics to be called a true equivalent.

Apple’s iPad Mini To Compete With Nexus 7

Rumour has it that Apple are planning on launching a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad, to compete with the increasingly more aggressive competition posed by Android, notably the Nexus 7.

The new Apple tablet will measure 7-8inches diagonally, but won’t feature the high quality retina display that the new iPad (3) received at launch back in March.

By launching a smaller iPad, Apple increase their chances of continuing their domination of the tablet market. Questions have been asked recently over Apple’s place in the tablet market, as the iPad is one of the most expensive on the market. Last week at I/O 2012, Google and ASUS teamed up to announce the Nexus 7, a 7inch tablet which packs a punch for an amazingly low price tag.

The new iPad is thought the be launched in October this year. Personally, I’m glad that tablets are finally starting to become cheaper than laptops.

Source: Bloomberg        Image: Minimally Minimal

 

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