Robert Scoble iPhone 4 home screen

My iPhone 4 home screen, originally uploaded by Robert Scoble.

Já alguma vez tivemos tantas aplicações instaladas nos nossos telefones?

O Sr. Robert Scoble, não é o melhor exemplo em termos de razoabilidade na questão da quantidade de aplicações instaladas, neste caso no seu iPhone.

Senão vejam:

1. Social

  • Buzz (Web). Google Buzz, I love that social network.
  • Twitter. The official Twitter app. I find I use this more than others. Originally Tweetie.
  • Facebook. The official Facebook app.
  • LinkedIn. The official LinkedIn app.
  • Scobleizer. Did you know I have an app? Mobile Roadie created this for me and it’s great.
  • Gist. Great for tracking your favorite contacts.
  • HootSuiteLite. Aimed at corporate Twitterers. Still trying to fit this one into my usage.
  • Summizer. A Twitter search app. I don’t use it much since those features are built into other apps.
  • Twitterrific. I mostly got this for the iPad since most of the Twitter apps haven’t been ported to the iPad yet.
  • Buzzie. An app for reading Google Buzz. I find I just usually use the Web page above, though.
  • Seesmic. Lets you post to a bunch of different social networks. That’s why I keep using it.
  • TweetDeck. I used to use this more before Tweetie, er, Twitter came out with an official app.

2. Utilities

  • Settings (Apple)
  • Compass (Apple)
  • Calculator (Apple)
  • Clock (Apple)
  • Google Voice (Web, but very well done)
  • LogMeIn, lets me log into my home computers and control them, I mostly use this on my iPad.
  • textPlus, I don’t use this much, gotta play with it.
  • Weather (Apple)
  • Flashlight, turns your iPhone 4’s flash into a flashlight.
  • appsfire, syncs my apps and lets my friends compare which ones I have with which ones they have.

3. News

  • NPR News
  • CNN
  • SkyGrid, great aggregator of news. Use it a lot to read mainstream news.
  • NYTimes
  • Huff Post
  • BBC News
  • TUAW
  • Memeorandum (Web)
  • Google News (Web)
  • Digg
  • Techmeme (Web)
  • Hacker News (Web)

4. Travel

  • TripIt, my most-used travel app, tracks my flights, hotels, rental cars, and more. Very useful.
  • WorldMate, playing with this to see how it compares to TripIt.
  • Layar, augmented reality app for finding stuff in strange places.
  • TripAdvisor, we love their community and found where to stay on vacation with this.
  • Kayak Pro, my favorite way to buy flights.
  • TripTik (AAA). Playing with this, but Google Maps seems to be how we got around on our road trip.
  • TripTracker, another competitor to TripIt.
  • Expedia, buy travel stuff, airlines, hotels, etc.
  • TripDeck
  • GateGuru
  • Roadside (AAA)
  • FlightTrack

5. Maps

  • Maps (Apple)
  • waze, I use this to show other drivers what’s going on on the road. Cops, accidents, etc.
  • Trapster, see where the cops are hanging out.
  • Goby, find stuff to do near you.
  • AroundMe, find stuff near you, like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
  • Google Earth
  • UpNext, cool 3D maps of some cities.
  • Find iPhone (Apple, find your iPhone if you use MobileMe, useful if you lose your iPhone or it gets stolen)
  • ifFoundPlus (message to people who find your iPhone)
  • junaio (Augmented reality app, cool, but still trying to figure out how it fits in my life)

6. Food

  • Foodspotting (see pictures of food near you, great way to find new restaurants).
  • fiddme (I love sharing great food on this with other foodies)
  • Yelp (the standard way we find businesses near us)
  • OpenTable (make a reservation at a better restaurant near you).
  • Epicurious (recipes for making your own food)
  • In-N-Out (in California, find an In-N-Out near you).
  • Urbanspoon (shake your phone, get an idea for a restaurant).

7. Location

  • foursquare (serendipity around location, find friends near you, and find better experiences via tips near you).
  • Gowalla, share your favorite things about your favorite places.
  • Whrrl, make a story about where you are.
  • Glympse, running late to meet someone? Send them a Glympse so they can see where you are.
  • Loopt, offers from brands near you.
  • DeHood, I’m still trying to figure this out out.
  • MyTown, a location-based game. I’m not into it, but millions are.
  • Latitude (Web). Google Latitude lets you share your location with your friends.
  • ArcGIS, get tons of info about the location you’re at.

8. Shopping

  • Amazon.com
  • eBay
  • Best Buy
  • Square, take credit cards from your friends so you can sell them stuff.
  • RedLaser, aim your camera at a bar code and this will show you stuff about that product, like where to buy it cheaper.
  • Groupon, a deal a day.
  • Gift Card Exchange, make those gift cards you get more useful.
  • StupHub, find concert tickets.
  • CardStar, I use this for those loyalty programs. Like Toys-R-Us has.
  • PayPal, pay for stuff online.
  • Shopping.com (price comparison).
  • Apple store (find stuff about apple stores near you).

9. Photo/Video

  • Best Camera, nice app for processing photos a bit before you upload them. Done by pro photog Chase Jarvis.
  • Photos (Apple’s standard app)
  • Camera (Apple’s standard app)
  • Justin.tv, lets me watch live streams from Justin.tv.
  • iMovie, lets me edit my videos. From Apple.
  • Viewer (Ustream), lets me watch live streams from Ustream.tv.
  • YouTube (Apple standard app)
  • Pano, lets me stitch together photos to make panaoramic photos.
  • PhotoCard, lets me create cards from my photos.
  • Light Table 2, I haven’t used this much, mostly for my iPad for letting me drag around photos
  • YouTube (Web, better than Apple’s app)
  • Autostitch, better than Pano for doing panoramic photos.

Este artigo sobre que aplicações têm o Robert Scoble no home screen do seu iPhone 4 é apenas a desculpa para uma boa discussão sobre aplicações!

Em média quantas aplicações possuem instaladas e quantas usam a sério?

Sobre

Robert Scoble é um blogger americano de tecnologia e escritor. Ganhou visibilidade quando começou a trabalhar para a Microsoft, foi depois para a Fast Company, Rackspace e esteve até Junho de 2020 na Infinite Retina como Chief Strategy Officer.

Foursquare disponível na rede Vodafone em Portugal

OMG. My mom (@murieloliv) got me @foursquare badge cookies for my birthday!
Fotografia de Dennis Crowley.


Lisbon, 29 June 2010 Vodafone Portugal has established a partnership with Foursquare, one of the fastest growing social networks in the world, to offer its customers access to Foursquare on their mobile phones.

Talvez seja desta que o Foursquare dispare em termos de utilizadores em Portugal.
Há algum tempo que o venho utilizando, mas não tenho sentido grande crescimento na quantidade de sítios catalogados.
Com esta parceira com a Vodafone Portugal, de certeza que as coisas se vão alterar.

Será que o Pond vai evoluir para uma ferramenta deste tipo?
Têm tudo para poder ser mais do que um facilitador com as redes sociais.

Peek

Finalmente ficou disponível na Europa através da spotnik o Peek, um dispositivo móvel para aceder apenas a e-mails.

A grande vantagem com este serviço é que deixa de existir o pagamento do conhecido roaming quando estamos num outro pais que não o nosso.
Através dos acordos que a spotnik, estabeleceu temos uma tarifa plana sem roaming na Europa.
Poupando assim dinheiro em telecomunicações quando estamos em viagem.
Este é um produto vocacionado essencialmente para quem viaja muito e não quer ter surpresas na sua conta de telecomunicações e claro está não passa sem o acesso ao seu e-mail.
Neste momento é possível configurar até cinco contas de e-mail no spotnik.

Numa altura em que já vamos na quarta geração do iPhone é interessante continuar a ver o lançamento de serviços como este.

Características do Peek:
Vida útil da bateria: 4-5 dias em uso típico
Peso: 109 gr
Ecrã: 2,5″ (320 x 240 pixels (QVGA), 65k de cores)
Memória: 8MB
Rádio: GPRS Triband (800, 1800 e 1900 Mhz)
Dados: GPRS (pacotes de dados no padrão GSM)
CPU: Embedded 104MHz ARM7 chipset TI OS – Peekux

O preço de aquisição deste equipamento é de €99,00, e inclui 6 meses de roaming europeu.
Depois podemos optar entre uma mensalmente €19,99, um pagamento trimestral de €49,99 (€16.66/mês) ou com uma anuidade de €159,99 (€13.33/mês).


O Martin Varsavsky, fazia assim o unboxing do Peek.

Actualização:
Em Fevereiro de 2012 o serviço deixou de estar activo.

Entrada na Wikipedia sobre o Peek.