Yes indeed, it’s been some time since I’ve shared my 7 cool things… and so, by popular request, another edition of 7 Cool things that I’d like to share with my readers… enjoy!
1. iPhone App of the day – WHERE is a fabulous app that is always listed in the Top Free apps in the iTunes store. I’m pleased to say I was a fan long before the app hit the iPhone platform as it was a staple on the deck of my Nokia N95 8GB, Where enables users to access local information albeit in a location-aware context. Use the app (and supporting widgets) to locate a Starbucks nearby, find the cheapest gas (think GasBuddy), read local news stories, and have the local weather at your fingertips. Search “WHERE” in the App store or jump to http://www.ulocate.com/ for corporate information
2. Blackberry app of the day – WeatherBug Elite – Another app that’s been a staple for me regardless of platform is Weatherbug. The new WeatherBug Elite app is also the first weather app on BlackBerry App World to leverage the BlackBerry Push API, so weather alerts are immediately delivered to the user’s device instead of being pulled by the device upon launching of the app. This is a pay-for-app (yes indeed, you do need to actually Pay for some apps!) although there are free (Lite) versions available as well. See more HERE or jump to http://www.weatherbug.com/mobile
3. S60 App of the day – Shozu – If you’re a long-time S60 device user then I’m sure you’re already familiar with Shozu – if not them someone needs to slap you! Shozu enables users to quickly and easily post digital (mobile) media to ALL their social bookmarks (Flickr, Twitter, blogs, etc…) with one click. Best of all, Shozu crunches data into a more manageable and cost-effective size, saving precious data throughput if you happen to not be on an “all you can” eat data plan. See more HERE or Shozu.com – again, Shozu is available for multiple platforms although the S60 version rocks! See also the Ovi store to purchase (unfortunately Shozu is no longer free but well worth the price!)
4. Google G1 (Android) App of the day – Brightkite + Layar – Not officially an app yet, this combination of cool technology brings a definite WOW to Android device users. Using the Layar Augmented Reality Browser, you can now look at the world around you through your phone’s camera, and see your friends’ posts, photos and locations superimposed exactly where they were made. See more HERE and check out Brightkite.com
5. Tweet of the day – Via @GeoPDX a very handy WordPress tip! “GEOpdxCode Included: 10 WordPress `HOW-TO’ to Give Your Blog the Quality it Deserves ” See HERE
6. Twitter Add-on of the day – Tweetmeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. See http://tweetmeme.com/ or follow @tweetmeme
7. Free GIS Data Pick of the day – 2008 Census TIGER data in ESRI SHP format – yes indeed, SHP files are freely available so save your $$$. The TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracts containing selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGERr (Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database. The TIGER/Line Shapefiles are available to download by nation, state, county, or American Indian Area (AIA). Grab all you want HERE
Finally, my #followfriday Tweets that went out today via @gletham: #IgniteFC #FollowFriday cheers to @imnickarmstrong @feistywoman @wyojeff @YannR @horsetoothbrew @toolboxcreative @LaurieMacomber @ryanwanger — and some more #igniteFC #FollowFriday cheers to @MadameTwit @ron_z @bizfuel @PetersonGIS and @ckrysteena who was awesome!
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