These are the things I've written that are tagged "applications"

Fake: “Mac OS X Web Browser Automation and Webapp Testing Made Simple.”

Version 0.2 just launched, and it be impressive: Inspired by Apple’s Automator application, Fake looks like a combination of Safari and Automator and allows you to run (and re-run) “fake” interactions with the web. Power Users will love Fake for automating tedious web tasks like filling out lengthy forms and capturing screenshots. Developers can use […]

David Crane’s “2600 Magic” iPhone Application

Describing the technical workings of the Atari 2600, it is not an emulator, or even really a “how to,” but more like a… Documentary App. I love this kind of thing. It is Volume One in what will become a series, and if you don’t buy this you are an asshole.

Shoehorns and fossils

Jesper on two of the main problems with current implementations of, and discussions surrounding, email clients. From Brent Simmons email-init mailing list.

Hitchcock

A mobile storyboarding application for iPhone. Looks great, and is a prime example of a wide category of iPhone applications: Stuff I want but will never have any practical use for.

iHeartRate by Endloop

My friend Ken Seto’s iPhone/iPod Touch app, recently updated to version 1.1. It’s one of the best-looking and friendliest health-related iPhone apps I’ve seen.

E-Book Reader Eucalyptus Now Available on The App Store

Apple has made it right with developer James Montgomerie: Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative. He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus. We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved. He invited me to re-build and submit a version […]

Email ‘N Walk

It uses the iPhone camera to show you what is front of you while you walk and tap out an email. This will sell one-million copies.

The App Store Is Fucking Broken Part XXXL

Apple has now rejected an application that allows users to remotely manage the popular Bittorrent desktop app, Transmission. Why? Because sometimes people use Bittorrent to bootleg things. In Apple’s own words: this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third party rights. We have chosen to not publish this type of […]

O’Reilly’s Round-up of iPhone Application Statistics

Lots of interesting data. As a commenter notes, the “ratings” metric should be taken with a grain of salt. Instead of defaulting to “no” stars (and possibly prompting the user to choose a rating if they’ve not done so) the App Store defaults to 1 star. Since it doesn’t require you to select a star, […]

Birdhouse — A notepad for Twitter

Birdhouse, co-created by Adam Lisagor of You Look Nice Today, is a great example of an application made for a niche audience, with the application’s authors being a part of that niche. Birdhouse is for twitter writing what MarsEdit is to blog writing.

Presenting Software Features and Understanding User Unrest

Adding features to applications is a constant trade-off between opposing forces. Sometimes adding to or changing software can be a hinderance both to the user and the developer in several ways. Ego, Garrett Murray’s excellent iPhone application, was blocked by Google Analytics yesterday. Since support for GA is one of Ego’s advertised features, paying users […]

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