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iTête à iTête – Interview with Charlie McHenry from Trilobyte Games – Like a phoenix, rising again from the flames of the AppStore
The App Store model has certainly revolutionized software development as a whole and games development in particular. Thanks to the extremely low entry cost and a centralized distribution system, it has become a launch pad for many new indie developers both successful and not so much. But that isn’t much of a surprise to anyone remotely familiar with the market. What’s more interesting is that this new platform actually allowed some veteran companies many thought long gone to get back together as well.
And of such phoenixes, born again from the flames of App Store, is Trilobyte Games – the company behind the legendary PC adventure – The 7th Guest (TMA Review), recently re-released for the iOS. Today I’m joined by Charlie McHenry, the current COO of Trilobyte, to talk about their resurrection, work on The 7th Guest, future plans, and more.
Skyfire, the immensely popular iPhone app (see our review) that allows users to watch Flash videos on their iDevice, is now finally out for the iPad. Like the iPhone version, Skyfire for iPad includes nifty extras that are not found on Mobile Safari. An all new feature for the tablet even allows users to check their Google Reader RSS feeds without having to leave the browser. Here are some of the app’s other features:
- Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits!
- All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content
- Stay in touch: Unique Facebook and Twitter ‘Quickview’ allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click.
- Fireplace: See only the links shared by Friends. Why? Filter what friends did from what friends shared (which is a great starting point for browsing)
- Popular: See what Friends and the Facebook community have to say about the site you are currently exploring
Of course, like it is on the iPhone, you can only watch flash content with the app (no flash games, or Hulu content). If you’re finding that your favorite websites are still not down with HTML5, Skyfire for iPad is your best bet (and likely only option). Alternatively, you can also check out the free bookmarklet for Safari that will allow flash video playback from Dailymotion, Flickr Video, MegaVideo and Vimeo. Demo video after the break…
Skyfire Labs, Skyfire Web Browser for iPad, 2.2 MB – $4.99
In the past, we’ve posted several iPhone development articles that ranged from learning how to get started with iOS programming, or for those who are allergic to coding, finding that right developer for that app project. But what if you neither want to become an iPhone developer or have the need to hire a dev to create an app? What if you simply have an idea that you want turned into quick and easy cash?
This is where iCrowdApps come into play. Fairly new to the iDevice arena, this small team of individuals want your brilliant app ideas and they’re willing to pay you $500 for simply submitting them. Of course, they won’t just pay you for any idea; they have to be something that truly stands out and potentially worth investing their time and money in. And recently, Ted Kao from iCrowdapps was nice enough to join me in a Q&A for TMA readers and give us a little more insight into his company.
Thanks to a neat little bookmarklet for Mobile Safari, Skyfire (TMA Review) isn’t the only legit way to watch flash videos on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Once installed on your iOS, videos from Dailymotion, Flickr Video, MegaVideo and Vimeo that are embedded on websites can now be viewed with ease. Installing this bookmarklet is extremely simple and can be done via several steps:
- Open http://iosflashvideo.fw.hu/ on your iOS Device (iPhone, iPad or iPod)
- Hit the + button, select Add Bookmark and tap the Save button
- Open your bookmarks by tapping the bookmark icon and press Edit
- Choose iOSFlashVideo
- Select iOSFlashVideo from Bookmarks whenever a video isn’t natively supported on iOS in order to make it viewable
If you haven’t purchased the Skyfire app and wish to check out flash videos powered by Dailymotion and the like, this iOSFlashVideo tool is well worth a try. Check out the video tutorial by Greek-iPhone.com after the gap.
iTête à iTête – Interview with Guillaume & Romain from DotEmu – Bringing back the classics to the AppStore
In this bustling world of the triumph of modern technology, a recent trend has been a rapidly rising demand for nostalgia gaming. It isn’t that much of surprise if you come to think of it. After all, people who grew up on the classic games of 80′s and 90′s are now in the position of making decisions and spending money… Sometimes, a LOT of money… And this in turn gave rise to a new breed of companies, focusing their efforts on bringing the classic games to modern platforms. One of the more prominent players in this market has been DotEmu, known for porting titles for almost every platform imaginable, from modern PCs and Browsers to Smartphones of all breeds. And more recently – the iOS family of devices.
Joining me today are the co-founder and CTO of DotEmu – Romain Tisserand and his Head of iPhone applications – Guillaume Siorak. The topic at hand: the recent release of the cult classic – Gobliiins (TMA Review), along with more general talk of the iDevice world.
One of the more confusing aspects for both the geeks and casual users of iOS 4.0 is definitely the multitasking part. A friend of mine, after having recently bought an iPhone 4 complained to me about a bug which caused the whole screen to shift. Only when it happened again and I was around to witness it did I reveal to her the secret — that it was in fact the multitasking tray. And I’m not even going to start about the bizarre idea of mixing in there all recently opened apps regardless of whether they support multitasking or not. But thankfully for this last part, a clever team of devs - XCool Apps – have come up with a completely legitimate solution – AppSwitch.
Hey there folks! Just a quick note that as promised in my limera1n tutorial yesterday, I’ve updated the very first JBnator Article on how to properly upgrade your iDevice to the latest and greatest iOS version without carrying over any bugs from the older ones. Like what bugs you might ask? Well for example, an update from iOS 3.x to 4.0 and restoring from a backup, it’s possible that users will experience vastly reduced battery life on the iPhones 3G/3GS/4, which is only fixed by setting it up as a new phone in iTunes. Enjoy!
The JBnator Diaries – Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.1 via limera1n [Tutorial]
Hi folks! I know it’s been a while, but with the recent release of the long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 4.1 from both geohot and Dev Team I just couldn’t NOT address it. I made a short news bit about it several days ago, but I know what you really want is a detailed step by walkthrough. So here you are! Oh yeah, just remembered – if you’re an owner of an iPhone 2G, 3G or iPod Touch 1G or 2G this is not the article for you. At the moment limera1n only works on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad, iPhone 4 and theoretically on the Apple TV 2G. So if you’re the lucky owner of the aforementioned devices – read on!
Also, if you desire a clean device while keeping all of your saved games and other stuff, look out for an updated guide on backing up and restoring the info in the near future.
For almost a month now we’ve been eagerly waiting for the selfless people over at Dev-Team to release a jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.1, which will finally bring jailbreakers to the wonder that is Game Center. This momentous occasion was finally announced last week and set to happen on 10.10.10 at 10:10 AM with the release of greenpo1son – the latest jailbreak tool.
And over the week end we got what we wanted, albeit not what we were waiting for. In a surprise announcement geohot, despite earlier claims that he was leaving the jailbreaking scene, has released limera1n – an unpatchable jailbreak for iOS 4.0-4.1 and possibly beyond for iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G. Sorry iPhone 3G and lower users, it seems you’re out of luck this time (granted the original iPhone can’t run iOS 4.0 and the iPhone 3G jailbreak for 4.1 has long been available via redsn0w).
Ever since Steve announced the new and improved Apple TV during the September event everyone has been speculating on the actual specs of the new device. As soon as the 4.2 betas started posting it became clear that this hockey puck of a set-top box is indeed running iOS. But what about the hardware?