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Interesting-looking iPhone Apps

  • Graffitio—seems to allow you to associate a message with a physical location (via the iPhone’s Core Location GPS/WiFi/cell tower location service ); you can then see messages that other people associated with that location. Like invisible graffiti. Imagine being in a restaurant and being able to read the recommendations of people who ate there previously (“Don’t have the fish” or “The baked cheesecake is wonderful”). Free.
  • Sodasnap Instant Postcards—take a photo, add some text, and then send a virtual postcard to one of your contacts. Free.
  • Netter’s Neuroscience Flash Cards—learn the anatomy of the brain; other organ systems available too. £23.99.
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy—an eBook reader, bundled with an out of copyright novel. Several other novels are also available. £0.59.
  • Super Monkey Ball—not a medical condition, but an incredible-looking 3D platform game that uses the accelerometer to control the game character. £5.99.
  • NYTimes—a client for reading the New York Times. It would be wonderful if all the content was available, but the app is free so this seems unlikely. (The Associated Press have a similar client.) Free.
  • Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook—interactively listen to 630 key phrases and see them written phonetically. £5.99.
  • Atom in a Box—realtime 3D visualisation of probability density functions of the hydrogen atom’s electron wavefunction. Or something. Looks beautiful, and pdfs are always fun. £5.99.

Written by multinormal

July 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Posted in Technology