For $0.99 why wouldn’t you buy and App that makes that endless jetlagged wait from 2am-6am more bearable?. Or, when you’re sitting in Frankfurt why not figure out what is just beyond the treeline. I know I could have used a little information during my layovers. WikiMe is an App that pulls up Wikipedia geo-tagged entries that are in proximity to your location.
Gizmodo has the write-up so head on over and take a gander at some of the other Apps they’re reviewing.
ScanLife has finally released their 2D barcode reader for the iPhone. Until now it was available for a host of other phones but now you can hit the App icon and download it for free.
ScanLife is involved in a city wide roll out of 2D barcode reviews, available via Citysearch, throughout San Francisco. Read the SFGate.com article that the project here.
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For all of you with an iPhone 3G who want track your movements here is the App for you: iTrail. I know nothing about this application but it seems to mimic SportsTracker for Nokia phones with built-in GPS.
The support page for the app can be found here. Apparently, you can also export your tracks to Google Earth.
Mike Kirkwood over at Polka.com is our hero of the day. Mike responded to the request I posted yesterday asking for iPhone developers for a worthwhile SMS GeoChat App that InSTEDD is working on. I owe him a big thanks for stepping up to the plate. We’ll be sure to let you know what these folks come up with but in the mean time why not head over to the iTune’s App Store and check out his Emergency Card App?
Thanks again, Mike!
streetstylz just wrote to let us know that the NeoReader is now available for Apple’s iPhone. I just checked the iTunes store and sure enough, if you search for NeoReader, it pops right up. I have yet to take it for a test run but my guess is that it works just fine. Yahoo has the press realease in case you are interested in reading more about it.
(Be sure to check my earlier post about 2D Sense. You can link to it here.)
If you’ve tried NeoReader please be sure to let us know!
Michael Arrington over at Techcrunch has posted a write-up on a wireless drive App for your iPhone called Datacase. Here is an excerpt from Michael’s post:
“DataCase, though, looks to be different. It will turn your iPhone into a wireless drive for file storage, and includes a viewer for most popular file formats (Office, PDF, etc.). The application has been highly anticipated but is yet to launch – the creator says by email that they want it to be perfect before releasing it.”
Yesterday, I posted from the floor of the Yosemite Valley using the new WordPress App for the iPhone and I have to say it worked like a charm. I snapped the pic below with the iPhone, typed out a quick post while standing at the edge of the meadow just in front of Yosemite Falls and a minute or so later I could view the post in Safari. It appeared just as you see it below and I think it looks great. It looks like a poor quality pic but the air was filled with smoke from the nearby fire and I had to shoot back out toward the entrance of the valley since you couldn’t even see Half Dome at that point. We packed up and headed home shortly after to escape the smoke.
The App did a great job of resizing the pic but I would have liked to have had a little more control over the layout. Also, there does not seem to be a ‘Publish’ button rather you are required to save your post as ‘Published’. However, adding Tags and selecting a Category was simple. I hope they will continue to develop the App and integrate more editorial tools so that we have more control over our posts. In any event, it did a great job in those 5 minutes I spent standing on the side of the road.
For Communications Officers this offers a powerful tool for blogging from the field. As long as there are no network restrictions and enough bandwidth you should be able to liveblog from just about anywhere in the world and with the new iPhone 3G you should be able to geocode your posts.
We’re in Yosemite right now and if you are reading this then the new iPhone WordPress App works like a charm and there is enough AT&T bandwidth for me to post. However, the nearby 16,000 acre fire has obscured just about everything so we’ll need to come back in the fall.