If you remember a when the iPhone Dev Program was first announced by Apple there were complaints that nearly everyone was being rejected.
Looks like that wasn’t far from the truth.
During his keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned how many developers applied to be an iPhone developer (25,000) and how many were accepted into the program (4,000).
TUAW caught this and did the math. The results? About 16 percent of those who applied were accepted into the program.
The $99 annual fee got a LOT of people excited about developing for the iPhone. I’m sure more will be accepted into the program as it matures, but for the 21,000 that we’re yet accepted it’s got to be quite a buzz kill.
If you’re a Windows user it’s pretty easy to find out about updates to Windows itself, but what about all of your other software or even the various driver files you have installed?
RadarSync is a program that is able to compare the software applications you have installed with an online database to see if a newer version is available but it doesn’t stop there–RadarSync can also check on your drivers to see if a driver update is available.
For $29.95 per year you can get the full version that allows you to schedule scans and give you access to tech support but if neither of those is a big deal to you they also offer a free version that’s missing those two options.
For more info check out the product page here.
[Via Download Squad]
If you have a Mac and are looking for an RSS reader, NewsFire is a great choice that just got a little better now that its free.
Dave Watanabe, developer of NewsFire, posted to his blog that “after much internal debate I’ve made the decision that as of today, NewsFire is totally free. No feature restritions, no ads, no cut-down ‘lite’ version..this is the real deal.”
RIA (Rich Internet Application) developers of the world rejoice! Adobe has released the final version of Flex Builder 3 which is available for purchase right now.
Using Flex Builder, developers are able to “create engaging, cross-platform rich Internet applications” that can be either web-based or desktop applications using AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) also released today.
“AIR takes the capabilities of Flex and Flash and extends that to the desktop,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of Adobe’s platform business unit. “With the release of AIR, we’ve expanded our developer base to the millions of AJAX and HTML developers of the world.”
For a list of what’s new in Flex Builder 3, check out Adobe’s upgrade details page here.