July 2007 - Apple iPhone Gadgets
Thanks to William Sellers and Don Ballard for the iPhone Mania meeting.
Currently the Apple iPhone is a closed device; no one is allowed at this time to put Gadgets/Widgets on the Home screen. Many believe that in the very near future this will not be the case. For now, iPhone developers are rolling out applications based on the iPhone's Safari web browser.
Here are some of the most popular gadgets / web applications that people are using:
- http://www.seeqpod.com/iphone - Listen to streamed MP3s. Discover new/popular artists and listen to on your iPhone. Works very good over WiFi and decently over AT&T Edge network.
- http://digg.com/iphone - iPhone gadget of the popular Digg.com website. Keep up with current news event; and, cast your vote for the most important posts.
- http://trailers.optimalconnection.net iPhone gadget for streaming current Movie trailers. Works best with WiFi
- http://www.iphoneappr.com/iphone - A full suite of useful iPhone applications: MSN Messenger client for iPhone, Online Word doc creator (gOffice), even an online (iPhone optimized) CRM solution (Etelos CRM) ----- Even some fun & games.
- http://www.publictivity.com/iPhoneChat/ - Allows for you to sign-in and chat with AIM users.
- http://www.gasapp.com/ - Where is the cheapest gas?!?!
- http://www.chandlerkent.com/iphlickr/ - iPhone interface into the popular Flickr.com site.
- http://www.movieapp.com Sure you can just sure with iPhone's browser-----but here is an extremely cool movie search app. Even buy tickets with your iPhone.
- http://iphone.johntantalo.com Ever want to know what's going on in Baton Rouge---- now just use this iPhone app and find out.
- http://www.applists.com/ - And when you just can't get enough. More apps, more apps.
- http://www.tadalist.com/ - Online to-do list, compatible with iPhone.
- http://sho.rt-b.us/iphone/corridor.tmpl - Corridor: The first 3D game for the iPhone! --- Uses the iPhone's accelerometer as the controller for the game.
- http://iphone.jiwire.com/ - Search for Free WiFi hotspots in your area.
- http://librivox.org Public domain books available for FREE download or via iTunes Podcasts. This site posts files that are open source and will work on any media device, supporting MP3 or ogg vorbis. Either downloads to your computer---- or stream to your iPhone. You can also ready full text from: http://www.gutenberg.org
- http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu - Get education from top higher education institutions, FREE ---- Just subscribe using Apple iTunes.
- http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html - Subscribe to some of the best online content for FREE. Find Audio books, Public Radio, original audio/video content.
- http://www.audible.com Best commercial online book seller. Subscription based, affordable. Like Netflix for your iPod/iPhone. Even subscribe to popular magazines like The New Yorker. --- AudibleAir may be coming soon for iPhone.
- http://iphone.beejive.com - iChat, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and more client... VERY NICE.
Currently www.overdrive.com (BR Public Library) is not compatible with the Apple iPod..yet.
A note on web apps: After the initial awe--- I can't just put an icon on the home screen, I've found that running applications in the browser does have some advantages:
- All I have to do is backup my bookmark
- Instant updates --- no worries about downloading the latest version.
- No worries about 3rd party apps slowing down your iPhone--- just close the browser.