OpenFeint’s single sign-on for social games to replace Apple’s UDID (exclusive)

Apple caused panic among app developers last week when it announced that it would phase out an identification system for users on its mobile devices such as the iPhone. Mobile gaming company OpenFeint says it will help solve the problem created by the elimination of this feature by offering its own “single sign-on” identification system for app developers.

Here are some pretty sweet earthquake apps

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia just scared the heck out of millions of people. Tremors shook from Washington, D.C. to New York City and many buildings were evacuated. Standing in the streets, waiting to find out details on what was going on, most people probably called home to check in. Then they read the news on their mobile devices. And then they probably hit app stores for earthquake apps.

Calling all developers and startups: Special pricing for Mobile 2.0 event

This post is sponsored by Mobile 2.0.In recognition of the longstanding cooperation between VentureBeat and Mobile 2.0, a special discount has been created for VentureBeat readers for the upcoming event on Sept 1. Register here for Mobile 2.0 using discount code “VB” and receive 25% off!Mobile 2.0 brings together the brightest minds in mobile to explore the multiscreen world (native vs web apps), the cost of innovation, disruptive technologies, Next Generation Advertising, complexities and solutions posed by HTML 5 and a discussion of current events such as Google’s acquisition of Motorola and HP’s abandonment of the mobile device business.Who will be at Mobile 2.0?Seasoned mobile executives from AT&T Interactive, Microsoft, and othersLeading Silicon Valley VCsUp and coming mobile startupsNotorious developers such as Peter Vesterbacka of RovioSee the full list of speakers hereWhat will the agenda address?:The latest trends in consumer acceptance, mobile design, monetization and advertising, use cases for HTML 5, and current events across the mobile landscape. Check out what is already being discussed on the Mobile 2.0 blog. See the full conference agenda here.How is this event different from others?It’s designed to engage both the panelists and audience members during the plenary and workshop sessions to drive in-depth conversation across a wide variety of relevant topics. All participants will have access to session leaders through open dialog, staying true to the “Always On, Always Connected” theme.What is the cost?There is a two-tier pricing structure: $299.00 for businesses (with 25% discount) $149.25 for a developer ticket (with 25% discount) Enter the discount code, “VB” when you register for Mobile 2.0 here.Event details: When: September 1 — all day (doors open at 8am) Where: The Grand Hyatt near Union Square — San FranciscoConnect with the Mobile 2.0 founders here: