Apple’s App Store has finally reached the magical number of 500,000 published applications. The mark is historical, but symbolic, considering only 400,000 are currently available for download (several were taken down and modified during all these years).
Some specialists point out that Google’s Android Market may surpass App Store by the end of July, 2011. Take a look at the beautiful infrographic created to celebrate the 500 thousand mark.
Our Pocket Movie application for iPhone is available for FREE on the App Store for a short period of time!
Pocket Movie is location based movie theater and showtime finder. It uses the device’s GPS to find out what’s playing at local movie theaters.
Doesn’t matter where you are, the application works everywhere (at any city).
Please share your thoughts and impressions with us after downloading it. We would love to hear your suggestions for the next version of it.
comScore has just released an interesting study comparing the reach of Apple’s iOS platform to Google’s Android operating system in the U.S. The analytics and data company is reported that Apple’s device with the iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, have a combined platform reach of 37.9 million, outreaching the Android platform by 59 percent.
This data seems to indicate something we already know-Apple is not only a strong contender the smartphone race (in a dead heat with Google) but is also dominating the tablet space with the iPad. The fact is that there hasn’t been an Android tablet that has been able to gain the same sort of traction that the iPad as seen. Of course, comScore’s mobile report from a few weeks ago, which focuses on smartphones, shows that while Google is pulling ahead the Verizon iPhone is helping boost usage of the iPhone.
We just launched our new site, and we still have many great new things to share!
I wanna talk about Câmera Trânsito Recife, an iPad application that shows real-time traffic situation on the streets of Recife-PE, just where we have one of our offices. As Brazil economy become stronger (being one of the BRIC members), people got more purchasing power, and the automobilistic industry reached sales records. So, it’s a natural thing that, if automobile sales increases in a higher percentual than the economists studied, the cities could be: Big traffics.
It became with a problem for us too, and we think that every problem is an oportunity to create a solution. The application could help many citizens to be informed about the situation of the streets, and they can prevent of getting late or kept in a big traffic. For now, there are 31 cameras operating 24 hours a day, taking images every 30 seconds. With an easy swipe you can navigate through all of the camera screens. The UI also offers a colored bar according to the traffic situation: The green indicates a low traffic, the yellow a moderate and the red indicates a difficult traffic, so you better avoid these.
Here are some screenshots taken with our iPad:
The Application Camera Transito Recife for iPad is available for FREE at app store
- Mobilepedia features The Famous Grouse for iPad
- MENSCH Magazine for iPad featured by MacMagazine and Mobilepedia
- Apple's App Store reaches 500,000 applications
- FREE SPECIAL: Pocket Movie for iPhone