Apple may be taking a few lumps today over this e-book in-app purchasing scandal, but that’s not stopping them from moving forward with a third beta of the forthcoming iOS 4.3 this fine Tuesday afternoon.
One of the most frustrating hurdles in the iOS development process is beta testing. Given that in most cases, an App can't make its way on to multiple iOS devices without first being accepted into the iTunes App Store, providing test copies of a new mobile application can be an exercise in frustration. Given this restriction, a lot of iOS apps reach consumers unpolished and in dire need of some tinker-work. Fortunately all of this may be a thing of the past, as the folks from a new service called TestFlight have stepped forward to make getting the kinks out of new iOS software a little less painful.
Remember that possible intriguing feature of iOS 4.3 that included multitouch gestures? Well, according to the second beta of iOS 4.3 that was released today, Apple clarified that it was just for developers to give it a test drive, and would not be a part of the initial public release. Rats.
Evernote, in both its free and premium formats, has been a favourite productivity application among many Mac users since its debut. At its core, the application is an robust organizational dynamo, enabling users to keep their lists, notes, web clippings and so much more organized, synced and accessible across a wide variety of operating systems and hardware. With the release of Evernote's most recent beta, it appears as though Evernote's development team will be maintaining the software's reputation for organizational excellence, while at the same time, implementing a pair of interesting new features to expand the program's already expansive functionality.
What a mad treasure trove of riches Adobe's corporate blog has been of late! In the past few days, they've waxed over their return to the iPhone application development arena, announced an HTML 5 plug-in for Illustrator and now this: A 64-bit beta version of their love-it-or-hate-it Flash Player! What could be better? According to Adobe the new player, which Adobe has called "Flash Player Square," is available for just about every operating system under the sun, including OS X.