Greystripe, an advertising network for mobile games is offering iPhone developers one hundred per cent of their ad revenue in-game until ten thousand dollars are reached. Most developers only make money by selling their games to mobile phone makers but Greystripe has achieved downloads of 75 million so far. They have a catalogue of eight hundred games from 120 different game publishers.
The in-game ads advertise companies such as eBay, Yahoo and Subway. The company claim they can deliver at 10.1% click through result, other companies offer around 1-2% CTR.
The iPhone is set to offer voice activated dialing and music play list navigation. These features come through the efforts of Fonix Speech. The voice activated application for the iPhone 3G is called Fonix iSpeak and will connect users simply by saying the phone number of name of the person in the contacts database. Users will also be able to navigate their music libraries and launch a song or play list by just speaking the name of the song, artist of play list. The application includes a runtime engine that will sit on the phone and allow users to interact with the personal contents of their iPhone. The software is made available directly from Fonix Speech, and through the App Store.
Enigmo 1.0 is a 3D puzzle game where players construct mechanisms to direct lasers, water and plasma in order to toggle switches, deactivate force fields and reach their final destination. The liquids will fall from droppers and will bounce around the walls of the puzzle. The game comes from Pangea Software and is available for both the iPhone and iPod touch. The new iPhone version will take full advantage of the multi-touch interface for manipulating the puzzle pieces, zooming in and out and operating the game controls. The 3D scenes will be rendered with the Open GL ES and audio is produced by Open AL.
OPTUS has recently had to stop taking deposits for the new iPhone 3G after the company’s website became besieged with customers. It has been reported that more than 4,000 Australians paid to reserve their new iPhone 3G within 24 hours after the announcement of the new device was made. Vodafone has also reported an overwhelming response to the iPhone. Up to 40,000 daily visitors have been on the site searching for a way to secure their new iPhone. Australian internet searches have been turning up for details of the new iPhone 3G as well, up 318 percent as of last week. Internet searches for information about the new iPhone 3G are showing more than 6,700 queries in the past four weeks alone.