From the GreenThing (a Green WOM Initiative) the team is inviting “Green” developers to come and play with their news developer tools – an API and clever ways to create mashups. Many tech professionals are very HOT into Green apps so mess around, create a clever application that provides an environmentally sound solution and you could score some great recognition from the team! Check out the Green Thing Labs at http://www.dothegreenthing.com/labs
Archives for February 2009
Here we go with yet another awesome application ported to the Android OS for the Google (T-Mobile) G1… WHERE – I’ve been a long time WHERE widget user on Symbian OS, now I can test it on the G1 see more at www.where.com
There’s no question that Geocaching is hot… is it hot enough that users will doll out some cash for this app?? No doubt it could be, particularly when you see some of the functionality available in this awesome app! Some details – Geocaching takes advantage of the iPhone 3G’s internal GPS chip for navigation and sports a user-friendly interface with a simulated compass arrow. The application also allows players to save geocache listings for quick retrieval, look up trackable items and filter out already found geocaches. More info here or jump to http://www.geocaching.com/iphone/default.aspx
A little gadget fun here as Vestalife unveils the Butterfly for iPod. Underneath its sleek curves and soft-touch finish is a digital amp that packs a big punch. Priced at less than $100! See details
Recall all the hoopla a week ago or so regarding the discovery of Atlantis… well, turns out it was as we suspected… according to the Telegraph, “the criss-crossing lines, located 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, were today explained by Google as sonar data collected as boats mapped the ocean floor” OOPS!
What a great video from MWC09 showing a cool application from Nokia Research.. similar to Microsoft Photosynth wouldn’t you say?? An interesting social networking application enabling users to capture and share their mobile media and special moments. The idea behind Image Space is that communities build up an ‘image based mirror world’ – basically pulling together all the photos and location based info and hyperlinks related to that location, partly fueled automatically and partly fed by social collaboration and tagging photos with relevant and useful info. See More
Avanquest SendPhotos is a new,free photo sharing solution that provides certified support for more than 140 mobile phones from leading manufacturers in the market today. This includes the world’s first Android-powered smartphone, the T-Mobile G-1, Apple’s latest iPhone and Blackberry’s Bold and Pearl handsets. The SendPhotos iPhone version even includes a photo editor with easy-to-use control of cropping, coloring, contrast and fun features that enable smudge and text addition to images – see more info
Ok, this is brilliant. If you travel lots and give presentations then this is for you… tell em Glenn sent you will ya!! Big screen environment for the mobile environment… WOW.. thanks to the gang at MIR for this video.. awesome stuff gang! Imagine this also… using your mobile (like a smartphone of an iPod touch) you can project a video, even a full length movie) onto the wall.. WOW!!! who needs a projection TV??
The Microvision Mobile Projector from Mobile Industry Review on Vimeo.
See also http://www.microvision.com/
Heads-up as TUgis 2009 is scheduled to run next month on March 16-17. TUgis 2009 will emphasize information sharing, or technology transfer, by anyone currently using GIS and anyone considering using GIS. The theme for TUgis 2009 is “Web GIS: New Tools for Data Sharing and Collaboration.” Plenary presentations will be made by 2 very cool Geo professionals – Sean Gorman (FortiusOne) and Clint Brown, one of my favorite ESRI execs! See http://tugis.towson.edu/
New from Trimble as the company hosts the annual Trimble Dimensions user conference, a very cool, rugged, mobile device for field workers. The Trimble Yuma tablet is a fully functional computer that runs the Windows Vista Business operating system. Standard features include integrated WiFi connectivity, Global Positioning System (GPS) and two geotag-enabled cameras. The Yuma tablet is expandable via two USB 2.0 slots — a 34 pin Expresscard and SDIO slot. The seven-inch sunlight-readable WVGA color touch screen is ideal for a host of mapping and form-based applications. See more details here or jump to http://www.trimble.com/yuma-rugged-tablet.shtml