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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2010, 09:38:52 am »
I haven't paid for an app yet.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2010, 09:55:48 am »
As this thread's been resurrected, I thought I'd ask what GPS track-logging apps people recommend. A friend of mine likes MotionX, but he has an older version of the iPhone which doesn't have the compass and maps built in, so I find half of MotionX (I'm using the free version - I haven't paid for the full upgrade so far) duplicates what I've already got.

As for apps, so far I've just got free ones: Facebook, Twitterific (I signed up for Twitter yesterday. The adverts on the app are already annoying me - is there a better Twitter app out there?), Amazon, NatWest, Google, Google Earth. Oh, and Net-a-Porter - I'd heard it was a very good example of what shopping apps should look like, so I was curious. They're right - it's beautifully designed, but there's no way I would ever spend £124 on a lacy thong.

What else do people recommend for a Surrey cycle-commuting iPhone owner? I'm tempted to get the Good Beer Guide app for the "Direct me to the nearest good pub" function, but I'm going to wait until I need it before installing the free seven-day trial.
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2010, 09:59:19 am »
I used tweetdeck for Twitter. Free and a nice interface. It also does facebook so there's no need to switch apps for that.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2010, 10:12:31 am »
My favourites are:Games flight control, doodlejump, fieldrunners. General aroundme, trainline, echofon, skype, whatsapp, units, TV catch up, LastFM, blurb, guitar toolkit and yesterday discovered tonepad.

I rate all those above highly. The included maps are pretty good and track your movement on the screen, around me is also useful when out on bike, in horizontal it uses an 'augemented' view which really impresses me (easily pleased maybe).

Good idea to resurrect this.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2010, 10:33:13 am »
As this thread's been resurrected, I thought I'd ask what GPS track-logging apps people recommend. A friend of mine likes MotionX, but he has an older version of the iPhone which doesn't have the compass and maps built in, so I find half of MotionX (I'm using the free version - I haven't paid for the full upgrade so far) duplicates what I've already got.


I use iMapMyRide for logging tracks, and am pleased with it. Uploads the track to MapMyRide.com

Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2010, 11:07:58 am »
My favourite 3rd party apps:
Instapaper to read stuff offline.
tweetie for twitter
guardian
eurosport
0870 to automatically route to calls to 0870 numbers to non chargeable numbers
camera bag
le monde.fr
weightbot
trainline
boxcar to get notifications on twitter @replies
talking carl because it just silly and keep my girls entertained.

games: rolando2, flght control, orbital, paper toss, zen bound

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2010, 12:10:58 am »
As for apps, so far I've just got free ones: Facebook, Twitterific (I signed up for Twitter yesterday. The adverts on the app are already annoying me - is there a better Twitter app out there?)

I like Twitterrific for twitter, but found the ads annoying, so went for the paid app, I think it was £2 something.

Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2010, 08:29:24 am »
You can now get the 10,000 word Roger's Profanisaurus as an iPhone app, which would be useful for forum use as well as to make you giggle uncontrollably on long train journeys.
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2010, 01:03:06 am »
Charlie Brooker on augmented reality. I quite like his rather gentle fun-poking style.
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2010, 07:01:26 am »
Charlie Brooker on augmented reality. I quite like his rather gentle fun-poking style.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2010, 12:04:27 pm »
Being able to live in Roger Rabbit's world sounds like a tempting reason to get an iPhone. Nothing to do with a weird Jessica Rabbit fantasy, of course. That would be sick and perverted.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2010, 03:13:23 pm »
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2010, 09:31:13 am »
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2010, 10:24:05 am »
My wife has a game called Bee Cells on her iPhone that's horribly addictive. My high score is about 570 if anyone fancies a challenge.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2010, 03:11:22 pm »
Another couple to add.

Paper Toss is a highly addictive game.

Another couple of photo apps. Hipstamatic turns your phone into a low-fi toy camera. Some really great filters/effects. I'm liking it very much. Format 126 is similar to the Camerabag app I mentioned previously, with the added benefit that it's free.

Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2010, 04:28:30 pm »
iPeng - Control your squeezbox from your iPhone.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2010, 07:08:33 pm »
Anyone got a recommendation for an ICE (in case of Emergency) app - there are quite a few and none seem to have votes/reviews.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2010, 03:49:51 am »
My wife has a game called Bee Cells on her iPhone that's horribly addictive. My high score is about 570 if anyone fancies a challenge.

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I couldn't sleep, read this and thought I'd download it. Now I'm all hyped up with fruit and flowers whirling about in my brain!

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 12:37:04 pm »
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US filmmaker Dan Woolley was shooting a documentary about the impact of poverty in Haiti when the earthquake struck. He could have died, but he ultimately survived with the help of an iPhone first aid app that taught him to treat his wounds.

After being crushed by a pile of rubble, Woolley used his digital SLR to illuminate his surroundings and snap photos of the wreckage in search of a safe place to dwell. He took refuge in an elevator shaft, where he followed instructions from an iPhone first aid app to fashion a bandage and tourniquet for his leg and to stop the bleeding from his head wound, according to an MSNBC story.

The app, named Pocket First Aid and CPR, even warned Woolley not to fall asleep if he felt he was going into shock, so he set his iPhone's alarm clock to go off every 20 minutes. 65 hours later, a French rescue team saved him.

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   Man buried in Haiti rubble uses iPhone to survive
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2010, 02:08:42 pm »
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US filmmaker Dan Woolley was shooting a documentary about the impact of poverty in Haiti when the earthquake struck. He could have died, but he ultimately survived with the help of an iPhone first aid app that taught him to treat his wounds.

After being crushed by a pile of rubble, Woolley used his digital SLR to illuminate his surroundings and snap photos of the wreckage in search of a safe place to dwell. He took refuge in an elevator shaft, where he followed instructions from an iPhone first aid app to fashion a bandage and tourniquet for his leg and to stop the bleeding from his head wound, according to an MSNBC story.

The app, named Pocket First Aid and CPR, even warned Woolley not to fall asleep if he felt he was going into shock, so he set his iPhone's alarm clock to go off every 20 minutes. 65 hours later, a French rescue team saved him.

From:
   Man buried in Haiti rubble uses iPhone to survive


I'm amazed his iPhone battery lasted that long.


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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2010, 02:19:12 pm »
No 3G drain.  ;)
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2010, 02:51:57 pm »
Airplane mode; switch off when not in use.  Easy.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2010, 02:54:05 pm »
Airplane mode; switch off when not in use.  Easy.


What and the alarm still works?
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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2010, 03:04:33 pm »
Airplane mode; switch off when not in use.  Easy.


What and the alarm still works?


Ah yes, good point - but airplane mode still saves a lot of power particularly in the case of little or no network coverage.

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Re: iPhone apps
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2010, 03:14:56 pm »
Airplane mode; switch off when not in use.  Easy.


What and the alarm still works?


Yes, Airplane mode, it just shuts down wireless stuff