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WWDC 2011: iCloud Will Offer Sync For All App Data

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Steve Jobs announced iCLoud on WWDC 2011. An interesting bit for developers is the ability to sync app data via iCloud for free.

This means easier app development. The complex task to build the sync logic is finally gone. perfect!

... iCloud is free... wow!

Update: Or is it? We'll have to wait for the new iOS 5 and iCloud API specifications. Maybe only Apple's apps are synced. That would be very sad!

Update 2: There will be iCloud Storage APIs. Documents, Key Value data. It'll work on all iOS devices, Macs and PCs.

Update 3: iCloud Developer Beta starts today!

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Mac App Store: Delta Updates Coming To Os X Lion. iOs 5?

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Phil Shiller just announced delta updates for Mac OS X Lion's Mac App Store at WWDC 2011.

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WWDC 2011 Liveblog via Ars Technica

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Embedded liveblog from Ars Technica


iOS 5 Notification System Rumors

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It's getting very close to the WWDC 2011 and it is believed by many that the iOS notification system gets a revamp. The former iOS notification system has been the target by many modules available on the Cydia App Store for jailbroken iPhones. One screenshot found by TechCrunch in particular seems to bring two different rumors together.

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Good News For iOS Developers: iOS 5 To Bring Automatic Software Updates

As macrumors found out iOs 5 will bring automatic over-the-air updates to the iPhone and iPad.


This is great news for developers. Soon you don't have to wait weeks until old versions of apps disappear. This makes it easier to develop and change features with much less effort on providing backwards compatibility over long periods.

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iCloud’s Competition? Overview of Amazon, Google and Microsoft Cloud Offerings

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In the consumer oriented space iCloud will be up against multiple services like Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta. But what services for developers could iCloud bring.

Let's take a look what the Big Three of the cloud business bring to the table for developers.


iCloud rumors: may be free to Lion users, movies and TV up in air [via Ars Technica]

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Apple's soon-to-be-announced iCloud service may or may not include movies and TV by the time it's introduced to the world next week, and Apple may offer a free tier to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) users. Those are just some of the rumors that have begun making their way down the grapevine ever since Apple revealed that it plans to introduce iCloud next week, even though the company only described it as an "upcoming cloud services offering."

iCloud rumors: may be free to Lion users, movies and TV up in air

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Apple Now Officially Owns iCloud.com

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As it was widely believed that Apple bought iCloud.com for $4.5 million there is proof now. Apple is now mentioned as the owner in the domain registration instead of Xcerion (provider of CloudMe.com services). Apple is also now listed as owner of iCloud.org as well.

Apple did confirm the introduction of iCloud at WWDC next week.

Here is the registration entry:

Apple Inc.
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA 18222

Domain Name: ICLOUD.COM

Via http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/01/apple-takes-control-of-icloud-com/

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iCloud For Developers Starting With WWDC 2011

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Yesterday Apple published a press release that it's new service iCloud will beĀ announced next week at WWDC.

It is still not certain in what way Apple's iCloud service will be exposed to developers - that it will deeply impact iOS and OS X development and developers is!

This blog will focus on development topics in the iCloud, iOS5 and OS X Lion ecosystems.


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