Posts Tagged 'Applications'

SnapMyLife Now Customized for the iPhone

SnapMyLife Web AppGreat news for all iPhone users! SnapMyLife is now an even better way for you to share and view photos directly from your phone. Already ranked in the top ten of Apple’s mobile social networks, SnapMyLife gets a spiffy iPhone-styled upgrade that feels just like an extension of the iPhone’s built-in apps.

The SnapMyLife iPhone web app, built specifically for the Apple iPhone, enables you to share your pictures right from your phone with friends, family, and the world. You can browse through the latest photos, make comments, mark your favorites, and even build a group of friends to share with regularly. With the latest upgrade, you can even place the new SnapMyLife web app directly onto the iPhone dashboard for instant access.

Earlier this week, we demoed a beta version of SnapMyLife iPhone web app at MoMo Boston and it grabbed some attention. “Several intriguing Web-based iPhone apps from local developers were on display last night. One of the coolest that I saw was SnapMyLife, an online photo sharing community for camera-phone users…” said Wade Roush from Xconomy in his article Jail-Breaking iPhones and Other Tales from the Apple Store.

So, from your iPhone, check it out for yourself at http://iphone.snapmylife.com.

Apple iPhone SDK – A Glimpse of What’s to Come

Apple continues to stir things up in the mobile world with its introduction of the iPhone software development kit (SDK) earlier this month. Although iPhone users will need to be patient since it’ll be some time before the “App” icon magically appears on their phones, there’s reason to wait. Just imagine the flurry of new third-party applications, touch enabled and motion sensitive, that’ll be launched later this year.

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In the meantime, developers of all types, ranging from games to business applications, have downloaded the SDK, eager to explore ways of enriching their applications and services. Those of us in the Boston are no exception. In fact, tomorrow evening, MoMo (Mobile Mondays) Boston is hosting an iPhone SDK party at the Apple Store at the CambridgeSide Galleria, to be followed by an after-party at a local bar. In addition to free food and drinks, you’ll see demos of the SnapMyLife iPhone webapp and others. So, if you’re in the Boston area, come by and check the party out on March 24 at 7pm. For more details, see the MoMo Boston site. We hear that over 200 people are already registered, so we’re looking forward to seeing you there too!

Come on Amazon, You Can Do Better!

Can you believe that Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader sold out last week? Reportedly, within 5 ½ hours of hitting the shelves they were gone. Amazon hasn’t revealed how many it had in stock at launch, so maybe they didn’t have very many in the first place.

Does anyone else think the Kindle is a joke? This is 2007 – the year of the iPhone. Whatever you say about the iPhone it is a product that screams “Buy Me”. Its industrial design is second to none; it is an object of desire. The pictures of the Kindle (where did that name come from) remind us of something out of a 1980’s low budget science fiction TV show. And could some please explain why you need a tacky-looking QWERTY keyboard to read a book? The sad thing is that the e-ink display is very cool, and that Amazon has the distribution power to be able to make a product like this a huge success (but really guys, forget charging for blogs that you can read on the internet for free).

In short, despite the fact that the concept is appealing, we have never wanted a new technology product less in our lives. We would be embarrassed to show our friends, which isn’t quite the point of the supposedly latest technology marvel!

Speaking of iPhones and e-books, the Mobicious site has a large number of iPhone web sites and applications, as well as more than a few e-books available for your lowly mobile phone (could be a lot less expensive than the Kindle, especially if you have a high end phone with a great screen).