Recently, after I got my new iPhone… I was in search of a new case. I ended up going with a design that a friend of mine created – a print by Memoryradio entitled Involuntary Dilation of the Iris. My particular photo of the case isn’t so hot, so let me refer you to his Society6 page, where you can see some closer, more detailed shots.
To top things off, I decided to make the app free. I sold a small amount, but honestly – I started to wonder whether I really wanted to charge or not for the app. I’ve spent a lot of time on it, but ultimately I decided that I’d rather have more people see it and use it. Obscurity being the bigger challenge, right?
I will say though that the videos kind of do inspire me to want to say something silly or something quick. I’m not sure why that is, but from a viewer’s perspective… watching someone else’s video kind of makes you want to chime in. Even if it is a video of them just going through their fridge.
“What inspired us to create Recho is our love of podcasts. One day when discussing our favourite episode, we both remembered exactly where we had been when listening to it. And this sparked the question: What if a story belonged to a place and you would have to be at that exact place to hear it?”
Somebody is a quirky, whimsical app that basically allows one person to send a message to another, but through a third party (stranger). The concept sounds a bit weird (and even a bit creepy at first), but I actually really dig the impulse behind it. Note that both the sender and the recipient need to have the app installed, in order for this to work. And the recipient also gets to dictate whether now is a good or bad time to receive messages.
The effect is incredibly cool, but I suspect it’ll be a few short months before we’ll be inundated with commercials that utilize this effect. In fact, I was convinced that this effect would have gotten to us first via commercials… so I’m quite surprised to see this in the hands of consumers so quickly.
Lately, it’s been harder and harder to charge my iPhone. I figured there was some kind of corrosion on the inside, as it seemed to work with some cords but not others. In Frankfort, a few days ago, late in the evening I realized my phone simply refused to charge at all – even when plugged in.
20 Day Stranger is a project that attempts to pair two complete strangers, sharing details of each person’s life via an iPhone app. It’s not exactly what data is shared, or how this is done… but the promotional video gives an interesting glimpse.
Recently acquired by Twitter, Vine lets you use your phone to record up to 6 seconds of video. But the interesting thing is that it doesn’t need to be a continuous six seconds. In fact, a great deal of the enjoyment comes from stitching together numerous shorter moments to tell a larger story. Think of Vine as the animated GIF’s older brother.
My Wife Texts Me a Short Tirade Made Entirely of Profanity, Which Leaves Me Confused And Slightly Worried
You have to understand – there was a good deal of pausing between the first few messages. Just out of nowhere, this shows up on my phone and it sits there. I can see the “…” showing me that the person on the other end of the phone is typing, but I’m just totally shocked and confused as to what’s happening.
This morning, when I was browsing around… I spotted a post by Rachelle, highlighting some of her Apple products, over the years. I realized that I’ve kept a similar diary of all my Apple-related purchases, and started looking through my archives a bit more.
Last week, I mentioned a fun experiment by Jonathan Stark where he shared an image of his Starbucks Card/barcode, inviting people to try to use it to purchase stuff. I had a great time trying to use it, as did many other people across the US. Well over the weekend, someone discovered that in addition to using the image to…
I first learned of Jonathan Stark after coming across his great book: Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS and Javasript. His walkthrough was incredibly helpful as part of my introduction to things like jQTouch and the PhoneGap framework. Today, I happened across a blog post he made regarding the Starbucks mobile app. For those unfamiliar with the app, it’s something…
Whenever I try to make coffee using a French Press, I’m never quite happy with it. On the whole, I think I tend to make my coffee overly strong… so it helps me to actually have specific directions to follow. I recently heard about Intelligentsia’s iPhone App from my friend Matt (who works at Intelligentsia, and was also the 2006…
Recently I’ve been using Stanza, a free electronic book reader for the iPhone, during my morning commute. While I’m not quite sold on reading books electronically, so far my experience has been pretty pleasant. If reading on an iPhone is this way, I can only imagine how much better the experience would be on something like an iPad. While Stanza…