That happened in the iPhone world today 10/21/08

From now on, everything worth of your interest that don’t have time to blog about will be summed up in a news roundup that we will publish here. So if we miss some of the cool iPhone news, you’ll still be able to know about it. We will give you a short snippet of what it’s about with a link to the source of the article.

Ford Makes Photo Editing iPhone App

In an unique attempt to spread the word about their upcoming crossover car, the Ford Flex 2009, the Ford Motor Company has developed a free native iPhone application for editing and enhancing photographs.

Apple officially surpasses 10 million iPhones sold in 2008

Apple announced today during its quarterly conference call that it has already surpassed its goal of 10 million iPhone sales in the calendar year of 2008. The company, which sold just under 7 million iPhones during the September quarter alone, said that this was the iPhone’s “breakout quarter.”

MapQuest aims towards iPhone

MapQuest, the creator of its namesake mapping website, has debuted a version of the site designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch. Whereas Apple handheld users were previously directed towards the desktop pages, the site now presents pages formatted for the size of the iPhone, with special controls and larger buttons and fonts.

School of Rock app released for iPhone, iPod touch

Paramount Digital Entertainment has launched the School of Rock app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The program is based on the School of Rock movie, and teaches users about the principles of music, while focusing on four main areas, divided into the School of Drums, School of Keys, School of Guitar and School of Bass.

Cooliris Comes To iPhone – Now You Can Surf The Mobile Web in 3D

Cooliris (formerly PicLens) makers of a browser plugin which transforms the web into an immersive 3D experience, has just released their first application for the iPhone. The new Cooliris App brings 3D web surfing to the iPhone. Like their plugin, the iPhone app lets you browse using their unique “wall of content,” a 3D wall that you can flick through using finger swipes and can touch to zoom in and out. This app lets you search Google, Flickr, Yahoo, SmugMug, and DeviantArt. Also like their browser plugin, the Cooliris iPhone App delivers relevant news and articles from across the web via a “Discover” feature which presents iPhone-optimized content organized in categories like News, Sports, Tech, and more.

BlackBerry app store to rival iPhone’s

Research in Motion today confirmed the existence of its rumored BlackBerry Application Center, the company’s attempt to parallel the iPhone’s App Store. The portal will serve as a central hub for BlackBerry owners looking to download and manage apps instead of the web downloads and separate stores used before.

Fring partners with Austria’s mobilkom for VoIP

fring’s press release states that “[t]his is the first time a leading network operator has integrated an open mobile VoIP communication and mobile internet community offering into their business model, and represents a sea change in the relationship between traditional mobile carriers and mobile internet communications offerings such as fring.”

Lala Unveils iPhone App, Unusual 10-Cent Song Sales

When we last checked in with Lala, the music service promised us access to our local collections from anywhere over the web. Using a unique combination of uploading and matching their collection to yours, you can sync your various libraries and listen to them any place where internet is available. Now they are back with some brand new features, including a vastly expanded catalog, an iPhone app and the unheard of 10-cent song.

Preview Video of synthPond Music Toy

An iPhone developer has forwarded a video of his upcoming synthPond iPhone application that provides a music toy to create 3d/4d sound effects through your iPhone or iPod Touch headphones.

Brightkite Location-Based iPhone App Now Available

Brightkite has released a native iPhone application to interface with their web service. Brightkite is a location-based social network in which you can see where your friends and what they are doing.

Let it snow: Snow Reports for iPhone

Snow Reports, from Eddit Incorporated, provides the ability to create your own personalized lists of your favorite ski resorts, and then track the snow conditions and weather at those resorts. Snow Reports can access information for over 2,000 ski areas around the world through’s online service.