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iPhone Apps, meh..

I was pretty excited to see the new app store show up on iTunes. As a faithful fan of everything Apple I was looking forward to this big event.

Now?

Meh, I could take it or leave it. I just spent half an hour browsing through the applications. I downloaded some because they are there, but really who is going to pay 10 bucks for Tetris? I have to believe that the platform is going to provide an opportunity for some killer app that hasn't been thought of as of yet. I would really love a shell so I can ssh into my servers. Until then all I have to say is what's the big deal eh?

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iPhone Apps, meh..

I was pretty excited to see the new app store show up on iTunes. As a faithful fan of everything Apple I was looking forward to this big event.

Now?

Meh, I could take it or leave it. I just spent half an hour browsing through the applications. I downloaded some because they are there, but really who is going to pay 10 bucks for Tetris? I have to believe that the platform is going to provide an opportunity for some killer app that hasn't been thought of as of yet. I would really love a shell so I can ssh into my servers. Until then all I have to say is what's the big deal eh?

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A Killer iPhone App

I am not great at meeting people especially at conferences. However, the biggest reason to attend a conference is to meet people. (If you think you are paying $1500 to learn about how Rails routes work then its time to rethink your life.) iPhones may not be ubiquitous yet, but they are popular enough that some social networks have started targeting them specifically. When bluetooth was born free thinkers imagined a meetup system that everyone on the network would use. Just set your phone to 'meet me' and you would find yourself swamped with babes in no time. 8 years later the network never emerged. The prospect of opening yourself up to anyone on the street was a little much to bear even by the dandiest socialite. Like so many other things in life - generic development platforms, my education, etc - the idea lacked context. Context sells.

Back to the iPhone. The phone has wifi. There is a sweet SDL available. Here goes. Build a rich 'intro to the virtual me' application...

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iPhone SDK

Apple finally introduced the iPhone SDK today. The capabilities of the phone are amazing and this opens up an even greater world. I am lusting after a terminal on mine so that I can get into my server from anywhere. There are so many things going on right now it is a great time to be a programmer.

Oh, and there is that iFund thing too with $100 million available for iPhone developers.

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iPhone SDK

Apple finally introduced the iPhone SDK today. The capabilities of the phone are amazing and this opens up an even greater world. I am lusting after a terminal on mine so that I can get into my server from anywhere. There are so many things going on right now it is a great time to be a programmer.

Oh, and there is that iFund thing too with $100 million available for iPhone developers.

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igag.us updated

Just updated igag.us so that it supports aggregation via tag. Go to 'manage aggregations' then select 'Add' after that select 'Tag'. Enter a tag that you want to track and viola you get data from technorati, flickr, delicious etc that match your tag.

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igag.us updated

Just updated igag.us so that it supports aggregation via tag. Go to 'manage aggregations' then select 'Add' after that select 'Tag'. Enter a tag that you want to track and viola you get data from technorati, flickr, delicious etc that match your tag.

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iPhone App

I have an iPhone. It is an awesome little toy. I couldn't just own one. I need a reason to play with it so I wrote an application.

igag.us

It lets you gather your favorite news sources - rss/atom under one aggregation. Thus it is easy for me to gather up a number of cycling blogs and collect them under the aggregation 'Tour De France'

My favorite feature, one that is not quite done, but is coming in the next few days, is the ability to specify a tag which the system will then search for over the 'Internet World'. For example, say I am at the Ruby on Rails conference. Most conferences ask that you use a specific tag. At the rails conference it was 'RailsConf07'. Enter that tag into the tag box and igag.us will go search technorati, flickr, delicious, google blog search, etc and find entries that match the tag. This makes it very easy to keep track of the goings on at a conference via your iPhone (or computer it works there as well)

It is still early in develo...

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iPhone App

I have an iPhone. It is an awesome little toy. I couldn't just own one. I need a reason to play with it so I wrote an application.

igag.us

It lets you gather your favorite news sources - rss/atom under one aggregation. Thus it is easy for me to gather up a number of cycling blogs and collect them under the aggregation 'Tour De France'

My favorite feature, one that is not quite done, but is coming in the next few days, is the ability to specify a tag which the system will then search for over the 'Internet World'. For example, say I am at the Ruby on Rails conference. Most conferences ask that you use a specific tag. At the rails conference it was 'RailsConf07'. Enter that tag into the tag box and igag.us will go search technorati, flickr, delicious, google blog search, etc and find entries that match the tag. This makes it very easy to keep track of the goings on at a conference via your iPhone (or computer it works there as well)

It is still early in develo...

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iPhone Active

As previously confessed, I stood in line for 7 hours to get an iPhone. Peer pressure keeps getting me even though I am now 32. I am starting to think I am lucky however. Some people are still waiting for their phones to go active.

Ouch.

I came home. Updated iTunes (that took a few minutes longer than I expected. I imagine their servers were getting hit hard). Then I plugged in the phone. I got a few errors at first but after about 15 minutes the phone was up running and bringing me all kinds of sexy data. I can surf the web. I can check email. I feel like my life is changed. Ya, I know you could do that on the Blackberry a long time ago, but to that I say, have you seen the sexy iPod interface for browsing music. I just like to thumb back and forth through my albums because it is so dang addicting.

My biggest complaint.

I used to just toss my other phone around. It was free. No big deal if I dropped it a few times. With the iPhone every second it must be treated with utmost respect and...

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iPhone

Yup, I got one. I was going to go mountain biking at lunch today, but instead I got suckered into going down to the local AT&T store and waiting for 7 hours to get one of these babies.

They are cool.

The screen is sweet. The interface is slick. I love to browse through my albums. It is almost like the old Juke boxes you could find in burger joints. For my next trick I need to find out how to import my contacts from my old phone.

As for waiting.

Today was quite productive. I, Dave Ray and David Wiley managed to brainstorm all kinds of ideas and we met with the Nepal group for a while. The meeting turned out to be really awesome. One of the guys is interested in and currently working on a GeoStories like idea that Marion was looking into about a year ago. More on that another time (like after it is built).

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