Wednesday, March 18, 2009

iPhone OS 3.0...Wow

I woke up this morning to a whole bunch of new information regarding the iPhone OS upgrade from the Apple media event and wow. Over a thousand new API's for developers including the much delayed Push Notification System, in-app purchasing, live content streaming and access to hardware to name a few. For consumers they finally get cut, copy & paste and in true Apple fashion, it works brilliantly in almost every app! I'm not going to copy what has been said on the likes of TUAW and Engadget but as of now every request I wanted for the OS has been met. This includes MMS support in the form of a new messaging app, the ability to search your music not to mention everything else, increased Bluetooth support and landscape keyboards for Mail and SMS!!!!!. They also laid to rest a few common talking points including background apps and why the Push System was delayed though the App Store Approval process got the typical/standard/boring/not helpful response from the iPhone team.

1000 new API's, that is truly incredible for any platform. They applications demonstrated at the event were very cool, putting the in-app purchasing and notifications to good use. So when the update appears in iTunes for free ($10 iTouch) sometime in June, expect some amazing applications to go with it. Obviously there is long way to go and it will be interesting to see what gets added and what gets dropped.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Accepted by Twitter

QuickPost just became more connected, starting today it's recognized on the twitter website. Check out on the screenshot above "2 minutes ago from QuickPost", how awesome right? QuickPost takes advantage of twitter in a pretty neat way and along with the service, makes it easier than ever to use. Beta 2 is on the home stretch, all that is left to do is tidy the interface and current features and finish off implementing the api. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New QuickPost Icon

Icon beta 2 for QuickPost Beta. What do you think? There have been so many icons for this app that I have lost count but this one I like. I think of it as the 'QuickPost Machine' capable of combinig your words, photos, videos and maps into one gorgeous post and announce it on twitter so the world knows. Ooh did I let something slip? Beta 2 which is coming real soon is an amazing leap forward in usability and features compared to the first beta. I'm still undecided though whether to drop Fern and make this the all-in-one editor the mac world has been waiting for? What do you think?