Telegram received a major update today that includes new in-app notifications and a complete rewrite of the encrypted messaging app in Apple’s Swift coding language, resulting in all-round faster performance and better energy efficiency.
On the face of it, the Telegram 5.0 interface looks just like the previous version, but the developers say that rebuilding the app in Swift has made it „faster, sleeker and more battery-friendly,“ and has also removed a bunch of persistent bugs.
The speed improvements should be immediately noticeable, particularly when viewing animations in chat threads and syncing messages across multiple devices. At the same [...]
Netflix is already one of the highest grossing apps on the App Store, as many iPhone and iPad users pay for their subscriptions via iTunes/Apple ID billing, but the streaming video platform wants an even bigger piece of the pie.
TechCrunch today reported that, until September 30, new or lapsed subscribers in some 33 countries will be unable to pay using iTunes.
The countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, [...]
Feral Interactive today announced the release of Tropico for iPad, scheduled for a debut sometime „later this year.“ Originally published by Kalypso Media from Tropico 3 onwards, Feral noted that this will mark the first time Tropico has been ported to iPad.
Tropico is a city building game set on an island in the Caribbean, where the player takes on the role of the island’s dictator El Presidente as they build up the island’s infrastructure and manage its economy. This includes city building, issuing „edicts“ to the populace, creating monuments, and more.
“With its delightful mix of strategy and tongue-in-cheek humour, the [...]
Facebook today announced three new mobile app features aimed at helping its users better „create and save memories,“ with a launch in India first and then rolling out to the global community „shortly thereafter“ (via The Verge).
The first feature allows photos and videos taken with Facebook’s in-app camera to be saved directly to a user’s Facebook account in the cloud, and not onto their device’s storage. This is aimed at the India market due to the popularity of cheaper entry-level devices in the country and their inherent storage limitations.
Image via The Verge These pictures and videos will only be visible to the user [...]