MileBug 1.5.2 for iPhone approved in 6 hours

American Fork, Utah – The latest update (1.5.2) to the popular iPhone mileage log application, MileBug, was submitted to Apple for review at approximately 9:00am MDT, and was approved at 3:11pm MDT, just over 6 hours later. This is amazing response time for update approval.

MileBug 1.5.2 is now available for half off the regular price. Only $1.99 through April 15th as a special Tax Time Sale to make next year’s taxes that much easier, and the tax returns that much larger. MileBug was recently featured in the What’s Hot section of 57 App Stores worldwide this January as it rose to #2 in Finance. First released in August 2008, MileBug has been a consistent presence in the App Store, was featured on the many banners at Apple’s WorldWide Developers’ Conference last June, and has been seen in the window displays at different Apple stores.

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Adobe: Flash, it’s Apple’s issue

If Apple and Google are having it out, Adobe and Apple, who have had rough hits regarding Adobe’s proprietary Flahs, are having it out too. Steve Jobs (cue heavenly fanfare) has said Adobe’s software isn’t stable on OSX, but now Adobe are at Apple’s neck, saying it is an Apple problem. When will this silliness ever end? According to Zdnet, Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has this to say of the situation:

“We’ve been fairly transparent,” said Narayen. “We’re committed to bringing flash to any platform with a screen. This has nothing to do with technology. It’s an apple issue and you’ll have to check in with them.”

More Flash goodness/badness after the gap:

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ACTRocket 1.3 – Web Search Shortcuts for iPhone and iPod touch

Luxembourg, Europe – Houdah Software today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ACTRocket 1.3 for iPhone and iPod touch. ACTRocket allows for quick searching of web sites and search engines. It not only speeds up the process. It saves on your data plan: you no longer need to load web pages just to get to the search form. Running a web search couldn’t be any faster. Just type “g houdah” to search Google for the word houdah. Type “y houdah” for the same search using Yahoo!

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Exclusive Sketch Nation Shooter In (P)review – iPhone art and digital destruction

Update: Sketch Nation Shooter is now live on the App Store

To date I’ve only done a few reviews of what I would consider “old school” 2D scrolling shooters such as Underground.  However the ones I have reviewed and/or own have been great recreations of a classic style of game play that proves the point that when it comes down to it, content is what really matters.  In an age of 3D, 4D, l-m-n-o-p-d-…, it’s nice to see simple succeed.  Recently I was able to get my hands on a beta copy of an upcoming app store game Sketch Nation Shooter (SNS) by developer Engineous Games.  Sketch Nation Shooter is a clever fusion of art and gaming and some creative social networking.  Read on to see what I thought of this innovative title. Feel free to discuss this (p)review of Sketch Nation Shooter in our forums.

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WhoNews regenerates on the iPhone

Kent, UK – Paul Gee today is pleased to announce the release of WhoNews 1.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch devices. WhoNews collates the latest news on Doctor Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures from over 20 of the top Doctor Who websites every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. This is coupled with a built in DVD & Blu ray price comparison tool that tracks down the lowest prices for Doctor Who related DVDs from the top internet retailers.

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FmPro Migrator 5.57 – Generates Full-Featured Rev Database Applications

Fremont, California – .com Solutions Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 5.57 with Database to Rev Conversion Feature. The Database to Rev Conversion Service included in FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition generates a full-featured Rev database front-end application from FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access database files.

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iTête à iTête – Interview with Frédéric Aloé from Coladia – We need to do a more casual game on the iPhone


Quite a few high-profile titles have been brought to the iPhone in the last several months. And one such release came almost out of the blue from a company, previously only a player on Mac OS market. I’m talking, of course, about Secret of the Lost Cavern from Coladia – an adaptation of the excellent ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern PC adventure by Kheops Studio. It got a Grab-it rating from me and earned a well deserved spot in our The App Store’s Best Adventure Games. And joining me today is Frédéric Aloé – the founder and CEO of Coladia to talk about the iPhone, iPad and their plans for bringing new and exciting games to the iDevice platform.

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Warfare Incorporated in Review – Battle is its business…and business is GOOD

There is something to be said for a game that withstands the test of time. Originally making its debut in 2003, Warfare Incorporated is among the oldest games in the appstore designed for portable devices. Let’s not mince words – it’s ancient. However, like a fine wine, age is not necessarily a bad thing. Feel free to discuss this review of Warfare Incorporated in our forums.

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"Beginning Mac Programming" for iPhone/Mac OS X now in print

Raleigh, North Carolina – In January, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had more than 140,000 applications in its App Store. That’s a lot of apps, and the number grows every day. Everyone to create their own software programs, to join in the action. But developing on the Mac, iPhone and iPad isn’t easy for beginners – they need a guide to show the way.

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