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Leading Australian App developer welcomes iPhone OS4 as a boon to local developers



iPhone OS 4 with its support for multi-tasking, iBooks, Folders and more than 100 other features offers a significant opportunity for Australian smartphone app developers.

April 8th 2010


Leading Australian App developer welcomes iPhone OS4 as a boon to local developers


iPhone OS 4 with its support for multi-tasking, iBooks, Folders and more than 100 other features offers a significant opportunity for Australian smartphone app developers.


“By enabling multitasking in a way that is battery use friendly”, said David Keane, CEO BigTinCan, “Apple is providing a great new toolset that developers can use to improve existing apps and create exciting new apps”.


BigTinCan sees the ability for the iPhone to support a Voice over IP multi-taking app will allow us to offer what users have been asking for since the original launch of iPhone - the ability to use the phone with a VoIP service to replace their fixed home line or office PBX extension.


“We plan to launch a new version of our pioneering BigTinCan Connect for iPhone app that takes advantage of this new feature to help our customers free themselves from the fixed line”, said Mr Keane, “During our testing of VoIP we have been able to get more than 500 minutes of phone calls over a 1G data plan on leading Australian carriers - thats 500 minutes of calls on a $15 data plan - even better if you include WiFi access - not bad value!”


And the location based background multitasking extension, BigTinCan and other developers will be able to extend their mapping apps to provide information to the user as the are on the go. BigTinCan’s Mapper for iPhone will be improved to take advantage of this new toolset offering customers the ability to track routes and report information to the OSM mapping service whilst they are on the go.


BigTinCan believes that with iPhone OS 4 Apple has given developers the tools that will enable them to create a range of exciting new apps, many of which have not even been thought of yet.


BigTinCan apps are now available for download using from a smartphone at the Apple App Store and the BlackBerry App World


About BigTinCan


BigTinCan is a smartphone systems developer operating BigTinCan Connect our global overlay telco network, BigTinCan Maps our OSM linked mapping service, and BigTinCan BuzzMe our wildly successful smartphone application. With over 2.5 million users worldwide on our suite of iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile platforms, BigTinCan is a global leader in smartphone systems and services. Based in Cremorne, Sydney, Australia, and with global experts in telco, smartphone, database and web skills, BigTinCan is well placed to take advantage of the smartphone revolution.


Contact

david.keane@bigtincan.com

ph: 02 91915002