APPSROUNDUP: South China Morning Post, VEVO, DiGi

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01 Sep 2010
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South China Morning Post launches native iPad app

South China Morning Post has launched its native iPad application to coincide with the introduction of the iPad in Hong Kong. In the three weeks since launch, the app has been downloaded by over 16,000 unique users and has been consistently adding some 3,000 unique downloads each week.

VEVO launches app for iPhone, iPod touch

The VEVO iPhone and iPod touch application is available now free for download at the iTunes store in US and Canada. Users can discover, watch and share music videos, create playlists and be the first to see exclusive new video premieres.

DiGi taps GetJar for free apps

DiGi Telecommunications has partnered with GetJar to provide its customers with immediate access to the latter’s library of more than 70,000 free mobile applications. DiGi customers will have access to apps ranging from games, social networking, sports, entertainment and productivity apps as well as Facebook Mobile, Yahoo, Opera Mini, and Nimbuzz.

Google app for iPhone gets pushy

Google Mobile App can now help users with push notifications from ones Google account to the iPhone -- an icon badge shows that one has got new mail in Gmail. Other added features include seeing answers when looking for flight info, weather, stock quotes or currency conversion before even hitting ‘Search’.

Kodak unveils world's thinnest 5X digicam

Eastman Kodak has unveiled its new Kodak EasyShare M590 Digital Camera, touted as the world's thinnest 5X optical zoom digital camera. Features include Kodak's Face Recognition and Smart Capture.

Appolicious launches new sites for Android apps and Yahoo! apps

Appolicious has unveiled two new websites to help consumers find applications for Android-based devices as well as for Yahoo applications. AndroidApps.com and yap.appolicious.com will help consumers source and share mobile and web-based apps that are most relevant to them.

IN Media integrates set top box with Android

IN Media's !ROFL IP set top box is now integrated with Google's Android platform. This will enable consumers to download games and applications from Google's Android Market app store.

Hearst Magazines puts up app forum

Hearst Magazines has put up The App Lab at Hearst Tower in New York City to address increasing consumer usage of mobile devices and related platforms and applications. It will launch this month with educational sessions on topics including previews of emerging mobile content, apps and platforms such as iPad and other tablets.

Booyah, Facebook team up for social game

Booyah has teamed up with Facebook for the upcoming mobile location-based social game InCrowd, which will feature the newly announced Facebook Places functionality. Booyah’s InCrowd will be available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on the App Store.

MEA Mobile augments printed book

MEA Mobile has launched a free iPhone companion application to a new book from MTV Press, Tales of Woe by John Reed. The app offers users the opportunity for cathartic anonymous sharing of their misery.

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