Apple has unleashed the iCloud.com web interface for developers. The website features Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Find My iPhone and iWork documents. the interface for the website is iOS-like. Check the screenshots of all apps available.
Qualcomm has released its Augmented Reality Software Development Kit (SDK) for iOS. The SDK allows iOS developers to create impressive augmented reality applications, and is available to download now. The technology is impressive, and we’re looking forward to seeing Qualcomm AR SDK apps hit our own iOS App Store soon.
Qualcomm’s new SDK is available for Android developers, and one example app is Inch High Stunt Guy, which allows users to control a bike-riding stuntman as he cruises across a tabletop. Check out the video below:
Google has just released a free but invite-only and now open for everyone Photovine for iOS app on the App Store. People can request an invite on the site, which is needed to take advantage of an iOS app. Google loves to introduce invite-only products and services, think the latest Google+.
Update: Download the App from the App Store to sign up and start vining immediately
Photovine is Google’s attempt at social photo sharing that takes on other platforms such as Flickr, Facebook photos, Picasa and other services. Its not weird for Google to feature an iPhone 4 instead of Nexus S as the iPhone 4 is the most prominent and the most popular camera on Flickr?! Watch the teaser in the bottom.
Release notes from iTunes:
Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before. It all starts with what we call a photovine: a group of photos around a single, shared caption. Start a new vine with a photo and caption of your own or add your photo/take on someone else’s vine. Photovine is invite-only at the moment, so you’ll be asked to enter your email address after installing the app. If you haven’t already been invited to Photovine by a friend, you can visit our website at photovine.com to request an invitation.
The same engine and gameplay mechanic of the popular Gears of War series is coming to the App Store and it’s coming from the studio behind Bioshock.
The game is called Epoch. It’s a post-apocalyptic third-person 3D shooter in which a robot soldier reboots, only to find the world in the midst of a full-blown post apocalypse. Like Gears of War, it’s a cover shooter, so a lot of the gameplay is running from one bit of rubble to the next to shoot from.
As you can see from the trailer below, Epoch looks pretty incredible. Even more promising, though, is the team behind Epoch. Uppercut Games is a new studio formed by Andrew James, previously art director at Irrational Games/2K Australia, and Ed Orman, a designer at the same company.
Together, James and Orman have 28 years worth of experience in the gaming industry between them, and have worked on the likes on Fallout: Tactics, Bioshock and Bioshock 2 and the upcoming XCOM
Epoch will be available on the App Store sometime later this year.
[viaCult of Mac]