updated 12:15 pm EDT, Wed April 27, 2011
BigPhone update in Mac App Store
AppsBar has launched a new online tool for creating cross-platform mobile applications, while an updated version of BigPhone has been launched in the Mac App Store
A new tool for building and publishing mobile applications has been released by AppsBar. The self titled app creation utility combines a number of tools that guide users through the process of creating, editing, and publishing mobile applications. As creators work through the formation process they are provided with a number of opportunities to personalize the app with colors, fonts, and personal media. Support is also included for publishing content for multiple devices through iTunes, Android Market, and Windows Marketplace. All data is stored online and users can create and publish as many apps as they want for free. However, AppsBar will only allow created content to be released as free applications in their respective app stores.
BigPhone update launched in the Mac App Store
An updated version of BigPhone, a Google Voice menu bar application designed for the Macintosh has been released in the Mac App Store. The utility allows users to send text messages and initiate phone calls through Google's phone service with keyboard shortcuts. Users can also receive notifications of unread messages and listen to voicemail messages with an accompanying transcript. Version 1.3 has expanded the conversation text input vertical, as well as fixed an error with the playback of voicemail messages. Users can also now decode HTML entities in contact names. BigPhone can be downloaded in the Mac App Store for $6.