April 13, 2010

Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers

At this week’s first-ever Chirp conference for Twitter developers, tensions between company and the third-party developers who helped make the service so popular are beginning to grow. At the conference, Twitter is expected to announce its plan for eventually making money, plans that could hamper the money-making potential of third-party

Adobe launches Flash Catalyst CS5

Today’s unveiling of the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) includes several tools aimed at making it easier for designers and developers to work together. The first, Flash Catalyst, is a completely new app that lets users create flash apps without writing code. CS5 also includes Flash Builder 4, which was

Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0, Silverlight to Launch This Week

On Monday, Microsoft announced that upgrades for three of its popular application development tools will become available this week. Key improvements in Visual Studio 2010 include tools for making cloud, Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7 apps. It also includes new team development, testing, and bug fixing capabilities. The new version

iPad Programming: Port Your iPhone Apps, Part I

Now that Apple has started selling the iPad and the NDA lifted on the iPhone 3.2 SDK, it is time for developers to start developing iPad applications. And for a large number of developers, developing iPad applications mean porting their existing applications to the iPad platform. Though the iPad is