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Global Warming Skeptical App (Skeptical of Skepticism)

John Cook at Skeptical Science has worked on an iPhone app (free) that provides a wealth of double-skepticism (skepticism about the skepticism). It's a great consolidation of the arguments, and a wonderful example of how apps can find a very specific role to play in public discourse.


New Videos: Building Facebook and iPhone Web Apps


Virtual Training CorporationVirtual Training Company (VTC)  has released two new videos that I've been working on to help you get started developing apps. 

iPhone Web apps are the fastest and easiest way to develop for iPhone. Apple provides Dashcode, an authoring tool, that makes it simple to create them and test them with the iPhone simulator. If you're keeping track of the history of iPhone apps, you'll recognize iPhone Web apps from their first incarnation as Dashboard widgets. Yes, there's a VTC training video for them, but Dashcode, widgets, and apps, have come a long way in the last few years.

Facebook apps have also changed in the last few years since they first came on the scene.

Why Apps Failed the First Time

The App DiariesToday's apps in many ways are direct descendants of component software projects from 15 years ago.

The App Diaries

The App Diaries logoWith The Year of the App, we're kicking off The App Diaries - a periodic series of articles and stories about the evolving world of apps.

The Year of The App

The App DiariesHaving lived through "The Year of UNIX" in the 80s (it was proclaimed each and every year but the world didn't seem to notice), I am loath tiptoe into proclaiming another "Year Of" but it seems hard to escape apps these days.