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Apple Revises Applications and Apps Store Functions

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Mar 17, 2009, 12:14 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 17, 2009, 12:33 PM

Today Apple announced several changes to the way the iPhone Apps Store will work. It will now support subscriptions and the ability for users to download additional levels of software such as games (as those levels become available). It will also support peer-to-peer gaming and contact sharing via Bluetooth with other iPhones. Apple is also going to allow iPhone developers to access hardware profiles on the iPhone, so they can develop new applications such as FM tuners that will interact with the device itself. Apple also said that it will allow developers to build Google Maps directly into their own applications, and will enable turn-by-turn directions. Apple said that it is finally bringing push notification to iPhone OS. Apple said that it had to re-work how its background processes work to better manage battery life. Apple is adding a new API that will support audio and video streaming to the iPhone, as well as in-game voice support.

more info at Engadget »

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EliteABombAZ

Mar 17, 2009, 4:24 PM

There will be turn by turn Apps... but I dont think they are allowed to use Google Maps...

Navteq doesn't license maps to Google for turn by turn. That is why Google maps doesn't have realtime turn by turn and Google maps is a free product. Navteq makes money licensing the maps to Garmin, Tom Tom, etc.

AndNav 1 for Android was a victim of this. It used Google maps. So AndNav 2 uses freeware maps... but it isn't as good.
tblazer08

Mar 17, 2009, 12:50 PM

WTF!

So where is our MMS and our copy/paste??? Looks like there only working on things that require them making more money....go figure!
Very Happy Nevermind....we get copy and paste....hopefully we get our mms next.
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asLeepLessman

Mar 17, 2009, 12:51 PM

Lot of Good things here...

Sounds like Apple is really pushing advances on thier iPhone now. Is it too late? The iPhone is still selling but will this be enough to bring in the skeptics?

I still believe Apple should have never signed a contract with AT&T. The iPhone could be much more then what it is today.

Good luck Apple and congrats to iPhone owners.
CellMaster9000

Mar 17, 2009, 12:49 PM

WOOOW!!!

This is sooooo awesome i can not wait for the update to come out. I thing i just got a bonner thinking about it.

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