Monday, June 15, 2009

i808 v1.2 released plus a new website!

Today's a big day. First off, i808 v1.2 was released after a long wait. i808 is now switchable between 3/4 and 4/4 time on the fly.

Also, we're migrating over to our new website starting today. We should be done by the end of the week. For all future news, releases, and updates refer to Blackout Labs' new home:

Monday, May 18, 2009


Today, Blackout Labs released i808 for iPhone. i808 brings vintage hip hop drum machines to the iPhone in a fun, easy to use app. Make beats with 11 timeless drum machine instruments used in today's hip hop songs. Change patterns, sequences, and options on the fly as you listen to your beat. Amateur beat makers will love the fun, dynamic live-play interface. Professionals will appreciate the exclusive cd quality (16 bit 44.1 kHz) samples taken from an original vintage analog drum machine. Available now in The App Store:

Saturday, May 9, 2009 recommends Hip Hop Producer

Hip Hop Producer makes's list of cool apps: recommends Hip Hop Producer

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hip Hop Producer is the #16 paid music app

Hip Hop Producer reached number 16 today on the paid music app charts. Thanks for your support! Look for more updates coming next week.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hip Hop Producer Released!

Hip Hop Producer was approved by Apple and released today, April 26th.  Get it in the App Store here:  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I am concerned about Facebook Connect for iPhone security against phishing attempts. Does anyone know how Facebook protects users against phishing attempts on the iPhone? Facebook posts the following security notes regarding Facebook Connect:
When you see this, you should take the same precautions you take whenever you log in to Facebook. Make sure you check the URL in the window’s address bar, and only provide your information if it starts with Also remember that real Connect-enabled sites should know when you’re logged in to Facebook, so if you see one of these windows when you’re already logged in, close it immediately, and don’t provide any information. -- link
However, checking the URL is not possible with in-app webviews on the iPhone. The only way I see to protect against phishing attempts is to have Apple check to ensure the application is communicating with Facebook and not some phishing server. But there could even be ways for hackers to get around this; the developer could have their application grab the contact URL from a remote server and then change that URL after the app is approved. What is the best way for a user to protect against phishing attempts on the iPhone? I am publishing an article about this soon. I'd like to hear everyone's inputs.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009