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iPad’s AdLib HTML5 Framework Unearthed

Nicknamed the AdLib Framework after the name of a file found when digging around on his iPad (it’s AdLib-ug-ipad.js for the trivia buffs out there), a developer by the name of Jim Hoskins is credited as discovering Apple’s key to HTML 5 through its SDK and tools. This is not the first web toolkit or framework that Apple has released, though this one was rather quietly and hidden.  Previous iterations include PastryKit for the iPhone/iPod Touch series of devices and another for the iTunes album content called TuneKit.  This could be considered PastryKit for the iPad as the Ajaxian coined. AdLib may not even be called that by the Apple Glitterati, it’s simply nicknamed that based on files found and the AD prefix in front of the API calls. The iPad AdLib Framework … Read entire article »

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iPad’s AdLib HTML5 Framework Unearthed

Nicknamed the AdLib Framework after the name of a file found when digging around on his iPad (it’s AdLib-ug-ipad.js for the trivia buffs out there), a developer by the name of Jim Hoskins is credited as discovering Apple’s key to HTML 5 through its SDK and tools. This is not the first web toolkit or framework that Apple has released, though this one was rather quietly and hidden.  Previous iterations include PastryKit for the iPhone/iPod Touch series of devices and another for the iTunes album content called TuneKit.  This could be considered PastryKit for the iPad as the Ajaxian coined. AdLib may not even be called that by the Apple Glitterati, it’s simply nicknamed that based on … Read entire article »

Objective-C’s Programming History Revealed

An analysis of why C is so important in programming reveals the sordid history and origins of Objective-C.  In his blog, Steven Vaughan-Nichols walks us through the use of C in almost every phase of developer history. Objective-C has roots in Smalltalk, an original message-based language that is a predecessor to event-driven programming.  While gaining in popularity over the past few years, Objective-C is still not in the top-ten programming languages used. But nevertheless, Objective-C Programming is here to stay with the saturation of the iPad into the market, even at this early phase.  The iPad and the iPhone usage statistics (upwards of 4 million devices), and the advent of the App Store and developer profit-sharing, Objective-C … Read entire article »

Nickelodeon Joins Disney Apps on the iPad

Nickelodeon announced the release of two new iPad apps available in the App Store that are targeted to kids using the iPad. The two applications, Dora the Explorer and Daily Jigsaw for $4.99 and .99 respectively.   Of the two apps, Dora looks to be the better (hence the higher price) with a lot of fun, creative things for kids to do on the iPad. Last week, Disney’s iPad announcement was that it would launch several paid and free applications for the iPad. Nickelodeon, bastion of all things kid-oriented (and purveyor of awesome sitcoms like Roseanne at night) are releasing two new iPad apps. … Read entire article »

Lonely Planet iPad App: 1000 Ultimate Experiences

Lonely Planet iPad App: 1000 Ultimate Experiences

Another big name launches another application for the iPad as Lonely Planet releases it’s travel companion app, 1000 Ultimate Experiences. An image from Apple’s Website showing the Lonely Planet App 1000 Ultimate Experiences, based off the successful Lonely Planet title, is an iPad-ready applicationthat goes beyond typical travel guides.  Lonely Planet packed this iPad app with tons of rich photos, video … Read entire article »

iPad iBooks No Threat To Amazon Kindle

There are 450,000 reasons that Amazon Kindle shouldn’t worry about the new iPad iBooks Launch.  That’s the number of books, magazines and other publications that Amazon’s e-Reader has in its catalog. According to several analysis pieces on the subject of Amazon -v- Apple, it appears that Kindle mitigated what could have been a devistating situation by releasing it’s Amazon Kindle App so early on the iPhone and then updating it for the iPad. Portability of the books seems to be key as well.  Media purchased through the iBooks application from Apple is only available in that application, whereas the Kindle’s book purchases can be read on the Kindle device itself, the iPad, phones and personal computers as … Read entire article »