A month ago, NewsGator released TapLynx – their framework for building iPhone apps. They took the core code of NetNewsWire for the iPhone, abstracted it out, and built a really powerful and easy iPhone app development system as an SDK. A month later, the iPhone apps built on top of TapLynx are starting to appear, including All Things Digital, Variety, Discovery, TechStars, and the amazing and entertaining Foundry Group iPhone app.
You can download the TapLynx SDK for free to evaluate it. You only pay if and when you deploy your app to production. The license price for the TapLynx framework is $3,499 – when you consider the amount of code it includes and the time it’ll save you, it’s a steal.
That said, the folks at NewsGator have gotten into the holiday spirit. For 24 hours, they are going to celebrate Black Friday (11/27) by offering 50 licenses for $500 each.
A final note – the TechStars and Foundry Group iPhone apps were built by our friends at Slice of Lime. They are one of the TapLynx Premium Partners and are ready to crank out an iPhone app for you whenever you are.