App Update Archive

App Updates for iOS 8 – Make Sure You Have Them

We are just a day away from the release of iOS 8 and the developer community is hard at work in preparation for it.  App Update for iOS 8 are already starting in the App Store and it is a trend that will continue over the next few weeks as developers check and double-check their apps against the latest release.  A PSA for all of you:  Make sure you check the App Store for updates early and often.  Chances are virtually every app on your iPhone or iPad will get some sort of update in the next few weeks.

Developers have been working with iOS 8 since June and have been running their applications against this beta code.  Now that the GM version of iOS 8 has been released to developers (happened late last week), many of them are in the final throws of these checks to assure that their app will work as smoothly as it did on iOS 7.  There are a lot of changes for them to contend in this release which they will want to make sure they account for in their code.  So in addition to looking for those app updates for iOS 8, please also have a bit of patience.  That favourite app may not work exactly as it should come tomorrow on iOS 8 but that doesn’t mean the developer of that app doesn’t care.  It is often a matter of just finding the time.  Remember, most developers are not big production houses.  They are small, 1 to 3 member teams doing the work and often have a day job in addition to their app writing.

Yahoo News Digest App Goes Universal

The Yahoo News Digest App has been updated this week and it is now a universal app for both iPhone and iPad.  The news curation app brings you 7 news stories in various categories twice a day to keep you up to date with events in the world.  It is the end product of Summly, the summary artificial intelligence developed by Australian teen Nick D’Aloisio.  D’Aloisio reportedly sold Summly to Yahoo for $30m in March of last year, making him one of the youngest self made millionaires.  The app, which until now has been for iPhone only, has now added a beautiful iPad version, bringing the multi-sourced news stories to your tablet in a touch friendly and easy to use format.

Yahoo News Digest (Universal App) – Free – Download Now

Expedia App Goes Universal

The popular Expedia Hotels & Flights app for iOS has been updated this week and it now comes in a universal build for both iPhone and a new, beautiful iPad version.  The Expedia app leverages the Expedia service you are likely familiar with and makes finding hotels and flights to destinations around the world quick and easy.

The new version has a completely revamped interface for both iPhone and iPad but it is the latter that is really eye popping.  Now you can simply tap and swipe your way to finding hotels and flights and you don’t even necessarily have to put in travel dates.

Expedia (Universal App) – Free – Download Now

OneDrive for iOS Update Brings Photo Viewer

Microsoft continues to show they are serious about being a mobile and cloud centric company through their nearly universally supported OneDrive service.  The OneDrive for iOS app is no exception and yesterday received a healthy update that brings a new photo viewer to the application for your iPhone and iPad.  Now you can have a timeline-like view of all the photos that you have stored in OncDrive in one, easy-to-navigate page.

OneDrive for iOS (Universal App) – Free – Download Now

Vine App for iOS Update Brings Video Imports

Confession time:  I have never really gotten Vine.  Yeah, I get the idea behind it and all that but its just one of those social networks that I’ve just never really got my head around.  That’s fine, my life doesn’t feel any less complete.  When I did try out the Vine app for iOS a few times there was one really annoying issue with the app which was that I could not create a Vine post from any videos that happen to be residing on my iPhone at the time.  I had to shot the Vine video right then, right there and if I didn’t or couldn’t, it couldn’t be published.  Seemed pretty limiting to me.

That seems to have gone away now in the latest update for the Vine app for iOS.  The update, which of course is free and available now in the App Store, allows you to import a video from your iPhone, edit it down to the 6 seconds and post it on Vine.  Finally!

Vine – Free – Download Now

My World for iPad App Updated With Improved Maps

Exploring your world with the My World for iPad app! This app is fun for all ages, and has been updated with new features and improved interactions. This update, one of Laura J. White Mobile Development team’s most popular and most downloaded apps is available now in the Travel category of the iTunes App Store.

Tap around the world to explore coordinates and distances to and between your favorite places or places to plan to go to in the future. This app provides the capability to:

  • Get the coordinates of your location

    My World for iPad

    My World for iPad

  • Get the distance from your location to any other place in the world
  • Get the distance between any two places in the world
  • Get the time it will take to travel those distances by car, by plane, or by a user specified speed

This app provides shortest and equirectangular distances represented in both the Metric System (kilometers) and the US Standard System (miles). Don’t worry if you get lost, you can use the Find Me feature of this app to get back to where you started.

My World for iPad is an iPad only app and is .99 Cents in the App Store.  It requires that your iPad be running iOS 7.0 or later.

My World for iPad – .99 Cents – Download Now

Ladies, get Fashion and Lifestyle Tips with Allswomenstalk App for iOS

Girls and women around the world who want to discover the most fabulous version of their fantastic self can now download the latest version of the globally popular no-cost Allswomenstalk app, and enjoy stunning new visual improvements.

The Allswomenstalk app is the ultimate blog that keeps girls and women updated on the latest news and information in: hair, makeup, fashion, beauty products, dating, travel, dieting, money, movies, bags, cooking, food, gardening, jewelry, love, lifestyle news, celebrity gossip, health and wellness, and much more. New content and categories are being added on a regular basis, and users are invited to send in their requests for future updates.

Plus, users can post, comment and interact with Allswomenstalk community members around the world, and ensure that they stay on top of everything new, hot, interesting and useful.

Allswomenstalk (Universal App) – Free – Download Now

Apps Playground Releases 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids iBook

Apps Playground, the UK-based children’s app reviews site, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Apps Playground’s 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids, its first e-book for iPad, offering parents a guide to the best iPad apps from 2013.

Apps Playground’s 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids: 2013 Edition breaks down the site’s favourite apps of last year by category: Creative, Education, Stories, Playful and Games. The e-book aims to provide an accessible guide to apps for iPad-owning parents, including explaining their prices clearly and, if they use in-app purchases, how those work and how much they cost.

The selected apps include releases by well-known children’s entertainment brands like Disney, Nickelodeon and CBeebies, apps from new digital brands like Toca Boca, Duck Duck Moose and Sago Sago, and a host of independent developers.

Apps Playground’s 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids – $2.99 – Download Now

MileBug App Updated for 2014 IRS Mileage Rules

Independent app developer, Izatt International has announced the launch of the new MileBug app for iOS. This new release for the New Year contains the new 2014 IRS mileage rates and sorting options for Favorite Trips. The Favorite Trips list can now be sorted alphabetically A-Z or Z-A, as well as a custom, user-defined order.

The award-winning and highly ranked Finance mileage log app, MileBug, can be found in the Finance section of both the iPhone and the iPad App Store. This iPhone trip log lets users track miles driven for business use and get their deduction or reimbursement.

Compatible with the markets most popular mobile devices, MileBug is the perfect electronic mileage logger and expense tracker generating logs that export beautifully for ease of use come tax time.

The MileBug app is not only the perfect companion to keep track of the miles you drive for your business, charity, personal or medical reasons – it also aids you in keeping track of your expenses. With MileBug you are not only helping the environment by conserving paper, you also spare yourself from grief and calculating headaches as the app includes a plethora of great features, all wrapped in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

MileBug (Universal App) – $2.99 – Download Now

Dooing App Helps Manage Team Tasks

Dooing has announced the launch of their Dooing app, its mobile field service management platform for iPhone. It’s difficult to dispatch field operations for businesses that have tasks on many locations. Finding the closest available employee or getting the status updates of the task is challenging.

The Dooing app improves the communication between mobile team members in small to medium-sized businesses. The platform aims to help team managers save time and increase productivity by assigning location aware tasks to the closest available employee.

Dooing – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now