According to Techcrunch, Apple has begun to reject apps that utilise cookie tracking, HTML5 first party cookies or sometimes called “Safari flip-flop” (I personally had not heard of that one before – see footnotes).
This is the action of taking the user out of the app to mobile Safari on first load and then taking them back. This action is being performed by the app to place a cookie into the Safari cache so that the user of the app can be linked up for further tracking.
If you haven’t seen this in action, here the Hotels.com app doing this (skip to 01:00 to miss the blurb):
Another kick off meeting done today with the girls behind the RMBme app along with their developers Service2Media. Their app is a reminder app that will allow you to create the reminders with all types of media. In their opinion, whatever works to make that reminder memorable.
The girls are very excited about winning and have become celebrities in their school. They were so eager to start working on this app, they have already provided some wire-frames ideas created in Balsmic. If you don’t know this app, its a great piece of kit.
It’s a paid service, but the lucky girls have full access due to educational licensing. Every company should do this for their software in my opinion.
Well all of the schools are back and the race is now on to channel all of that energy and enthusiasm into getting the app designs either started or finished.
The first kick off meeting I’m involved with was for the boys behind the Promise Keeper app along with Charlie and Chris from putITout. This is a very interesting app in that it could have only come out of a kids brain.
I’ve been helping to develop the iOS version of zappd for the last few months. It’s been quite a challenge to get this app to where I and the client were both happy with it. The good news is that this has finally launched.
Zappd is a rewards based mobile application which allows users to keep track of points and redeem rewards. It works through either detecting where you are through geolocation and thus giving you a list of likely places you may be, or by identifying the shop / store through scanning a QR code.