Regarding the three newspaper companies’ iPhone/iPod app “Allatanys” that was covered in my previous post, it is at the top of the free app section in the Japanese App Store. But it has attained only two stars in the five-star-rating system. Why is this? The App Store’s ranking list is based on the number… Continue reading Three Newspapers’ App: Highly Ranked But Not Highly Rated
Currently number 4 on the (Japanese) App Store’s list of Top Free apps is Katana Japanese Sword by Hanatsuki Inc.[J]. A bit further down on the Top Paid list at number 28 is KATANA by Appliya Inc. Katana Japanese Sword is currently free (although the company’s website states that this could change at any time),… Continue reading Katana Japanese Sword vs. KATANA: Which iPhone App Remains Standing?
Winny is the most popular P2P file-sharing software in Japan. Isamu Kaneko [JP], the developer of Winny, was prosecuted by Kyoto Prosecutors Office. Kaneko was found guilty and fined 1.5 million yen ($15,000). Kaneko and the prosecuter both appealed to Osaka High Court. 4th January, 2009, Toshimitsu Dan [JP], a lawyer of the defendant, and… Continue reading Winny trial goes High Court
CiFTR (JP) (pronounced as shifter) is a software to manage a complicated work shift of part time employees. In Japanese restaurant industry, most waiting staffs are part-time workers with a complicated work shift. So, work shift management could be a real headache for managers. CiFTR enables part-time workers to request their desired work shift by… Continue reading CiFTR – a work shift management software
OpenTrace is a service that “Traces items through the supply chain and adds them together to show the impact of products on the environment” (from TechCrunch). OpenTrace is run by Rinen Inc, which is owned by Hirofumi Manganji and Hiroaki Shimachi. Rinen has received a Japanese government grant called Exploratory Software Project which is given… Continue reading Two Japanese startups launch at TechCrunch50
Our iPong article was referred to from all over the globe, and that made us realize how hot a topic the iPhone and its application development is. So, today I introduce another iPhone (non-authorized) app by a Japanese developer, the iPhone Abacus. Sorry for my ignorance, I do not know to what extent abaci are… Continue reading iPhone Abacus, old wine in a new bottle