Amazon’s release a new 3d engine, for free, that integrates with AWS: Amazon Lumberyard
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The article “How to Become an App Store Millionaire: Make a Hit App, and Don’t Make Anything Else” – like Steve Martin’s advice of how to become a millionaire and not pay taxes “First, get a million dollars”. Both are easier said than done.
Link – via All Things D.
2D Boy, the folks behind “World of Goo”, have released a Rapid Prototyping Framework.
Newsweek has a story about people who are making big bucks with iPhone apps.
Here’s an article entitled Good Ideas Have Lonely Childhoods. Go read it.
Techcrunch is reporting that Flixster bought an iPhone application called Movies.app last week, and re-released it last night. It’s basically an app that shows movie times, has maps to local theaters, and lets you watch movie trailers.
I’m a little surprised that Flixster went out and bought the App, when it could have been developed internally. Maybe they learned a thing or two from the Hasbro vs Scrabbulous fight – if you see a great program, buy it. Now Flixster has a popular app under it’s umbrella. Hasbro has a replacement app for Scrabbulous, but I hear it’s not as popular.
Update Techcrunch says that Scrabbulous has been taken down world-wide now…