Need to add data to your OpenStreetMap based projects? iLOE is a great mobile tool for iPhone 3G S enabling users to quickly add and attributed point data to OSM. USe the intuitive editor to locate your position, add point data, then select from attribute choices and categories to build your database. See iLOE in the iTunes store to download (just 99 cents)
Another fine iPhone tip for you – Speak4it. this is a clever voice enabled local search app enabling users to easily and quickly enter a search term by voice (like “coffee”) and the results are quickly and conveniently displayed on what else… a map naturally! Hits appear on a map (Virtual Earth map service) as icons and the user can then extract additional information like location, phone number etc… and even get routing directions on the map. Simple but very useful.. oh, and the voice recognition (ie. voice to text) works extremely well! See Speak4it in iTunes store or jump to http://www.speak4it.com/ – All the coolest iPhone apps use mapping!
For more great iPhone location aware Apps See our GISuser iPhone zone!
Last week, to relatively little fan fare, metaio officially announced the launch date of junaio, its mobile augmented reality platform – according to the company, they will officially release a first version exclusively for the iPhone on Nov 2 with roll-outs for Android and Symbian platforms soon after. So, what’s the big deal?
By combining innovative online and mobile technologies, junaio will allow users to see location-based content through the display of a mobile device. Users can leave traces, messages or objects and visually interact with their friends or anyone else in the world. Already existing web services can be enhanced and completely new ways of interaction can be created. Whether it is social networks, multimedia content or game concepts – virtually anything can be embedded in the real world and connected to a certain place. See more details here or jump to www.metaio.com
Well, I’m glad to finally say that I’m pleased to have an iPhone in my possession… amazing really that I’ve been writing about mobile technologies and LBS for several years now without an iPhone in my toolbox! For years now many of our readers here (and on GISuser, LBSzone, and SymbianOne) likely know me to be the Symbian (or S60) guy… fanatical about all things Symbian. I guess I am a huge fan of the Symbian OS – most recently I’ve been using an N95 8GB, Nokia N97, N96, N82 etc… I’ve also been a user of the very cool HTC G1 (aka. Google phone).
I decided the iPhone 3G S is a “must have” device now that the unit is faster, sports GPS (woohoo), loads of memory (32 GB), and maybe most important, has video capabilities (Geesh, about time Apple!) In order to provide blog content, articles for GISuser and in particular, LBSzone.com, I feel its now about time to have the iPhone in my possession. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been receiving almost daily notices about cool GPS-aware applications and cool LBS services for the iPhone 3G and so now its about time that I’ll be sharing my thoughts, reviews, etc… with first-hand commentary – I’m really looking forward to this. And so, if you have an interesting iPhone application that’s location-aware, please feel free to share details with me. Of note, I’m currently using the iPhone 3G until my 3G S shows up at AT&T later this week.
Maybe you couldn’t make it to MacWorld this week but that doesn’t mean you can’t be privy to some of the cool announcements being rolled out for Mac and iPhone users… read on for several interesting roll-outs announced today.
iMacworld iPhone Application Version 1.1 Now Available – iMacworld 1.1 is a full-featured revision of its application for iPhone and iPod Touch devices designed to help attendees navigate Macworld Expo, the largest gathering of Mac enthusiasts in the world. The new revision puts exhibitor listings, a show floor map, a conference session guide, and show communications directly into the hands of attendees. iMacworld 1.1 is available as a free download from the AppStore.
Boingo Brings Wi-Fi Connections to Mac and iPhone Users – users can use the new Boingo application to log into more than 100,000 locations around the world; the cost of the Boingo application in the iTunes store is free, while the monthly cost for worldwide access with Boingo Mobile is $7.95 per month. see http://www.boingo.com
Skype Calling and Instant Messaging for iPhone and iPod – Truphone today debuted the ability to make and receive Skype calls and instant messaging (IM) to the entire Skype user base from its iPhone and iPod touch applications. The service is scheduled to be available to all customers during the week of Jan. 12. see www.truphone.com/pricing
PDF Shrink 4.5 Optimizes PDFs for Viewing on iPhone, iPod touch – PDF Shrink is a Mac OS X utility that can reduce most PDF files-including those created by Mac OS X iLife and iWork applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint-by as much as 90% of their original size. The latest update enables Mac users to shrink PDFs, making the entire file-including images-viewable on Apple’s popular handheld devices. see www.apago.com
Refurbished iPhone 3G Now Available at Best Buy Mobile – Beginning today, 350 Best Buy Mobile stores are selling the Refreshed iPhone 3G at $149 (US) for the 8GB model and $249 (US) for the 16G model, both require a two-year service contract. New iPhone 3Gs currently retail for $199 (8G) and $299 (16G) at Best Buy Mobile. see www.bestbuy.com
A gift… A tip for you iPhone users.. free internet radio for the iphone… See HERE
Another cool location-aware app for iPhone… aren’t all the coolest apps location sensitive?? This one from Denver-based useful networks, Users can also check snow reports, mountain cams and weather forecasts to get up-to-date information on their favorite resorts as they plan their next ski vacation, or just their afternoon on the slopes.Built for snow sports addicts by snow sports addicts, Snocator is the only iPhone application to use location-enabled ski maps to show snow sports enthusiasts where they are on the mountain, with all nearby lifts, runs, lodges, terrain parks and more pictured in detail. The mapping feature is available at most ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. See more
As a media partner for the event we were surprised to find out the event has been postponed. In a message from an O’reilly Media rep we hear the following…
We’re sorry to inform you that we’ve made the difficult business decision to postpone the O’Reilly iPhoneLive event. We apologize for the timing, and for any inconvenience this postponement may cause.
We are grateful for your support of the event and appreciate your desire to participate. O’Reilly is committed to exploring this space, and we’ll keep you informed of plans for a possible future version of the conference.
See the event website here... stay tuned!