When I first started listing on eBay over a decade ago, I found out the hard way that just because an item sold ... it didn't mean I actually made a PROFIT. Boy was I glad to find THIS handy app!
This is kinda neat. I did not try ‘TestRides‘ (by Wildlab) myself, but I like the idea. Basically, you take a picture of yourself, select key body points to provide an overall measurement set, and then calculate and display the best bike size for your body. Sweet! For people who do not do a lot of biking, having the wrong size bicycle is the difference between have a pleasant long ride and one wishing it would end. The app just came out, and looks a bit early in dev, but if you have never been fitted for a bike before, I think it's worth the $5 to find out. Who knows?
One of the more popular small business and personal finance programs for Mac users is Jumsoft Money. Earlier this month Jumsoft released a free version for iPhone 3.0. You can use it to keep track of your financial transactions to the create and maintain a budget.
The iPhone is all about simplifying tasks. Now, with the help of the iConcertCal app, that is exactly what the iPhone does for concert goers and music lovers.
The iConcertCal app locates concerts in your area or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter. It uses your iTunes library to learn which musicians you like and then displays when and where those artists are playing.
Once you find a concert you want to attend, you can buy tickets to the show right from your iPhone, email your friends to let them know about it, and get directions to the event.
The free AAA Roadside app uses the iPhone's GPS to identify your location and lets you easily send your location info, vehicle description, specific problem and other info to AAA for roadside assistance. You also have the option to place a voice call. Once your request is submitted, you receive confirmation that it was received. The app can also provide information on nearby AAA Approved Auto Repair shops, Hertz rental locations, AAA Approved accommodations, AAA offices, and retail locations with discounts on auto parts.
As I reported a few months back, I noticed an uptick on dropped calls and overall poorer performance when I upgraded from 2.x to 3.0. Basically it felt like the phone reverted to the same performance levels before the 2.1 upgrade. So I hoped it was a simple visioning error and the 3.0.1 would take care of it. No such luck. Seems people with 3.0.1 are having the same issues as those with 3.0. So now I guess we have to wait till 3.1 for a fix. What really bothers me is that people with the 3Gs that came from the 3G have experienced the same problem in reduced performance. I guess buying the new 3Gs is not going to help.
iTriage is a health care app for that helps patients learn about certain diseases, and where to get access to health care. The app contains over 300 symptoms, 1000 diseases and 350 medical procedures. For each disease the app will give a brief description of the disease. The app will also describewhat your doctor would likely order as far as labs, x-rays and other common diagnostic testing for a particular disease.
If you don’t actively follow the later changes to the articles I create (if you are interested in a specific game genre or a given utility type – instant messengers, Web browsers, multimedia streaming apps etc. –, you should as I’m continuously posting updates and news items on the latest releases), you may miss my newest article on Reign of Swords Episode II. You’ll find it at the end (in the “(UPDATE 08/23 12:14 CET)” section) of the multiplayer gaming bible at http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/iphoneipod-touch-multiplayer-gaming-bible.
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I’ve been a huge fan of the iPhone user interface for a long time – and a big believer in how effective and impressive it is in providing a user experience that is so compelling that users end up getting tons more out of their device and out of the many applications for it than they do on any other mobile platform.
Recent months have hammered this point home to me more than ever – as I’ve watched my daughter get to know the iPhone, and rapidly become a very adept user of it. At the age of 6. In fact, she became so adept so quickly that when I upgraded to the iPhone 3GS in June, my wife took over my 3G, and my daughter (Zoe) took my original V1 iPhone, with the phone service turned off.
Here are just a few of the things she does with it and is very comfortable doing:
- Takes screencaps
- Takes pictures and sends pictures via email to her parents and grandparents
- Use a Gmail account to send and receive email from family - and manage switching to her own account when the mail app opens to her mom's
- Browses the web, and uses Google's native app and via the browser to search for things and research things
- Sends text messages to her cousin
- Browses the App Store, researches apps, and presents her dad with ones that need to be acquired
- Creates, chooses, and selects different wallpapers for the lock screen
- Creates paintings with the amazing Brushes app, and other similar ones
- Plays and enjoys many games - from Disney fairies to catapulting penguins and many others
- Reads and enjoys ebooks, from classics to animated stories and new creations specially for the iPhone
- Uses Nabbit and Shazam to identify songs on the radio
- Moves apps around between home screens
- Searches for things via Spotlight
Zoe rarely has many questions or needs much help in any of her iPhone activities. Her iPhone has 5-6 screens worth of apps that she happily navigates through and gets great usage out of.
I’ve used PDAs, converged mobile devices, and smartphones for many years – but I cannot think of a single other device that could’ve offered anywhere near this level of experience to a six year old. I’m continually amazed and pleased with how much fun Zoe gets out of the iPhone, and how effective a learning tool it is for her as well. I really can’t imagine another mobile device that could offer so much to her.
How about all of you? Do your kids use your iPhone? Have their own, or an iPod Touch? Are there other mobile devices that your kids are getting great mileage out of?
Everybody's getting into app development these days. What if you're a trash collector and you have a great idea for an app that lets people get help for their problems? Rob Shoesmith was that trash collector (though called a "bin man" in the U.K., where he lives). He took his idea to the MEDL Mobile's App Incubator, and it was one of 8 out of 12,000 proposed apps that were selected for development. You can see an entertaining video of Rob on his website.