Wednesday Mobile Roundup: Infinity Blade, iOS 5, Trademarks & More

Infinity BladeInfinity Blade Breaches $10 Million — Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment have announced that the Unreal Engine-powered iOS title Infinity Blade (which recently rose up the top paid and grossing apps lists) has reached a new fiscal milestone. The action-adventure’esque game has earned over $10 million in revenue to date.

Coming App Seymour Learns What You Like — Seymour is an unreleased iPhone app from CleverSense that seeks to make food recommendations to users without prompting them for a query. According to TechCrunch, the app is described as “Pandora for the real world,” and attempt to learn what the users like — via an initial Q&A as well as through future interactions — making recommendations for restaurants as soon as the app is turned on.

appMobi Announces DirectCanvas to Improve HTML5 Mobile Games– Company appMobi announced a new technology this week by the name of DirectCanvas in order to enhance its HTML5 mobile app development platform. Improvements include a JavaScript achievements engine, in-game payments, push messaging, and a 500 percent increase in graphics rendering.

Real Racing 2Firemint’s Real Racing 2 HD to Support AirPlay — Australian developer Firemint announced that come the autumn release of iOS 5, players of Real Recing 2 HD will be able to utilize AirPlay and an Apple TV device to extend their game experience to their television set. Currently, similar functionality is available for the game, but requires a digital AV adapter and HDMI cable.

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OnLive Will Support Games on Tablets — Games-on-demand company OnLive, which allows users to play high-end games by using their service that compresses them within a data center and making them accessible to low-end computers, announced that it can run quality games on tablets.  The service will be available for iPad and Android tablets sometime in 2011.

Also, HTC– which has invested $40 million in OnLive — states that it will include the service on both smartphones and tablets later this year as well.

Nintendo Merges Consoles With Touchscreens With Wii U — Nintendo hosted one of the biggest announcement at E3 this week with the unveiling of its new console Wii U. While the new hardware hosts things like HD graphics and motion control, it is taking a page out of mobile with its new controller that is essentially a small tablet device. Using the touchscreen, users can access a second screen for things such as inventory, video chat, and can even be used like a portable device itself, without the TV. However, it the current version of the Wii U touchscreen controller must still be within range of the console itself.

iOS 5 Announced & Already Hacked, Jailbroken — Less than a day after its announcement, the developer version of iOS 5 has already been hacked, through “tricking” the OS’ Voice Over feature, by Mert Erdir to “get the attention of Apple” in regards to security concerns. Additionally, Read Write Web notes that MuscleNerd has also jailbroken iOS 5 on an iPod Touch 4G utilizing the limera1n jailbreaking method.

iCloudApple Files for 11 iCloud Trademark Applications — Monday, Apple announced its storage service iCloud at the WWDC. That in mind, Patently Apple is already noting 11 separate U.S. iCloud trademark applications. Curiously, while many trademark classes such as computers, publications, and hand-held game units make sense, the one dubbed “International Class 025: Clothing, footwear, headgear” has raised a few eyebrows, but is assumed to have something to do with Apple’s Nike + iPod program.

Further WWDC Notes — Aside from major announcements at WWDC beyond iOS 5, iCloud, and more social Game Center integration, there are a few other topics centric to mobile gaming. Two of the big ones refer to syncing: With wireless syncing, users will be able to sync their iDevices with iTunes without the need of a USB cable and port. With “app data syncing” players will be able to save data via the announced iCloud service, making it available across multiple iDevices.

Square Valuation at $1 Billion & Raising New Round of Funding — Mobile payments company Square is raising a new round of funding for $50 million, says TechCrunch, with a valuation stated to be over $1 billion.