Ten must-see iPhone apps
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:10 AM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:14 PM
I tried putting in zip codes and the name of my town and neither of those things produced different results. Granted, I don't live in a large city, but my town has 100,000 people in it, and all the online gas finders can find stations that are actually in my town.
Sigh - I say skip this app unless you live in a major city - its definitely not worth it. The thing is, if this is a "must-see app", I'm worried about the others. Not to mention that these web based apps still feel web-based, and most are anything but functional.
Please create native apps Apple - I'm begging you
Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:43 PM
1. Should you trust that the website offering the app (like planning your budget or allowing you to login to your favorite instant messenger) that your information will be securely locked down, and that you and only you are the only person able to access it? Just for this reason alone, i refuse to use any iPhone apps that require me to cough up my login information for my instant messenger logins.
2. How reliable are these web-based apps? The apps are only as reliable as AT&T EDGE network (which so far has experienced a few downtime) and the server hosting the website.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:02 AM
Wait, that's TomTom 6 running on Windows Mobile 6. And that phone costs less than half of what Apple wants for the iPhone which can't do jack other than look shiny.
Apple better come out with something damn impressive 3 hrs from now. This is getting ridiculous.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:28 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:12 PM
I hadn't heard of Remote Buddy (was using another program previously) and so I did the download after seeing this article. This Remote Buddy AJAX thing is the most crazy Star Trek leave you slackjawed thing I have seen yet. I am not easily impressed by stuff but I was saying "Oh my god" the minute I fired up iTunes and started running one of my presentations with it. Unbelievable stuff.
If that impresses you, then you should check out dot-tunes, an application that allows you to STREAM your iTunes music library via EDGE to your iPhone (using Quicktime). The developer has written an iphone plug-in that makes it easier to navigate remotely (hint: turn off artwork for faster updating).
This program has fixed one issue that bothers me about the iPhone: no support for streaming audio over the iPhone UNLESS it's in Quicktime! So what I do is stream the audio for recording to my home computer (played via Media Player, and recorded using Audio Hijack Pro), and set up AHP to add the program automatically to iTunes after the recording is completed (easily done using included Apple Scripts). A plug-in for Dot Tunes then can automatically update the database, and I can listen to the recording immediately after it's done recording. Pretty cool, IMO.....