News tagged ‘POI’
Documents to Go for iPhone
This is great news for former Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile users. With this software users can view, edit, or create Microsoft Office content. All of the big apps are covered including Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.
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Swype: text input from the inventor of T9
Everyone who has owned a cellphone over the last 10 years should at some point pour one out in thanks to Cliff Kushler, one of the inventors of the T9 text entry system. Now Cliff is smartly shifting his focus on touchscreens with Swype—a way to type blindingly fast on a touchscreen by tracing your finger or stylus over the letters you want without lifting up, connect-the-dots style. It looks frankly amazing in a demo:
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2D graphic calculator
This is a very nice and powerfull 2D graphic calculator. User can draw multiple functions in different colors. There are function value inspection, function intersection, solve for root, min/max points.
The multi-touch interface makes it easy to move and zoom. Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.
Text Guru - advanced text editor with copy/paste
This is a very useful advanced multi-function text editor. It is avaliable via AppStore (
- cut/copy/paste support
- find and replace
- pastie.org support (to upload your text to a public site for others or to retrieve later on a pc)
- file sharing
- web previews for HTML
- 22 fonts avaliable for displaying documents
- hex and ASCII modes
- landscape mode support
- MS Office documents viewing support (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- character, word and paragraph counts.
Official application's blog: http://brancipater.com/blog
QuickOffice: Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPhone
GPS Kit for iPhone 3G
Garafa's GPSKit for iPhone provides you with more advanced GPS functionality and tracking for your iPhone:
- Dashboard - see real time information (speed, direction, coordinates, etc)
- Tracks - save your path, view in Google Earth or Maps
- Waypoints - Save points of interest
While GPSKit's solution is $9.99, there are other applications on the App Store that provide portions of similar functionality:
- GPS Tracker - real-time tracking service
- Speed - real time speedometer
- PathTracker - real time stats, save your path, also for runners/bikers
- Speedster GPS - speed and altitude in real time
- gpsCompass - real time stats
- Distance Meter - distance tracker
- iTrail - distance and path tracker for runners/bikers
- RunKeeper - track running/biking paths and stats
Copy-Paste Proof of Concept
David Friedman writes in to let us know
Here it is in a nutshell — when you have the magifying glass up, there’s a button you can press to toggle the various things you need for cut and paste — select, cut, copy, and paste. David recommends that the options shown would be contextual based on whether or not you have anything in your clipboard. When you’re in a text-entry field, that toggle button would appear in place of the space bar area at the bottom, while areas with text that lack text entry (like Safari) would need an unobtrusive button to appear when in the text-selection mode.
All in all, we like it.
- No convoluted finger gymnastics
- No trying to remember how many fingers you need to use for a given action
- Compatible with the current UI. In fact, it’s consistent and keeps the current text-selection metaphor of the UI intact. It just adds to it.
- Easily discoverable by all users
Appstore: $1 billion market some day
In the month since Apple opened an online software clearinghouse called the App Store, users have downloaded more than 60 million programs for the iPhone, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in an interview at Apple's headquarters.
While many of the applications were free, Apple sold an average of $1 million a day in applications for a total of about $30 million in sales over the month, Mr. Jobs said.
If sales stay at the current pace, Apple stands to reap at least $360 million a year in new revenue from the App Store, Mr. Jobs said. "This thing's going to crest a half a billion, soon," he added. "Who knows, maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time."
Apple is keeping only 30% of the proceeds from application sales -- about enough to cover expenses from credit-card transactions and other costs of running the online store -- while the programs' creators keep 70%.
via Wall Street Journal
10 things we want to see in the iPhone 2.1 Update
The iPhone 2.0 software is pretty good. We like the App Store a lot; it adds a boatload of new functionality to the iPhone. But it's certainly not perfect. Having used it for a few weeks, we've discovered a number of little quirks that we really hope are addressed in the upcoming update. From bugs to missing features, here are ten things that would make the iPhone a much more attractive device.
1. Make it Less Crashy
The iPhone with 2.0 software feels a little… buggy. It'll randomly crash or slow down to the point of unusability until you restart every few days with normal use. That's not right; this is a cellphone. It shouldn't feel like an unstable computer.
Many games from AppStore are hacked
Apple's Fairplay DRM, which protects all the applications you download from iTunes, has been hacked. The method for hacking this has actually been around for a while, but has been recently applied to Super Monkey Ball and distributed into the wild. To do this, you'll need a jailbroken iPhone and SSH installed (to transfer the game and to fiddle with permissions). The theory is a bit techy and complex, but the execution isn't too insane. iPhone developers are disappointed about this
MacBook prices will be lower
Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it believes Apple is readying new iPod and notebook products that will apply downward pressure to profit margins because they'll be priced more affordably, such as 13-inch MacBook that will fetch less than $1000.
"We believe there is an 80% chance Apple will introduce redesigned MacBooks and possibly new MacBook Pros at lower price points," he wrote. "Specifically, Apple may re-enter the $999 price point (currently $1099) with the MacBook, or test the $1,799 price point with the MacBook Pro (currently $1999)."
The Piper Jaffray analyst reiterated his Buy rating and $250 price target on shares of Apple.
iPhone Configuration Utility
iPhone Configuration Utility lets you create configuration profiles for your devices. There are two versions of iPhone Configuration Utility—one is a Mac OS X application and the otheris a web-based version for Mac OS X or Windows. Application-based looks a bit different, has more functionality, but web-based could be used on windows platform.
After installation of Web utility open a web browser and go to: http://localhost:3000. Log in with the user name admin and the password admin. You're all set. Create profiles and distribute them by email or web.
There are several tabs here:
IPhone application price
The Apple's online store with applications for IPhone is
To be or not to be?
We are all waiting too see Java logo on our IPhones. I do too. But... there are obstacles and restrictions. The main point is that Sun really wants see Java on the IPhone. Community wants to see it. Large companies want to be able to create Java based applications. This is a huge market. However there will be probably no Java if Apple doesn't want it to be. That's what I've heard from a vice president of Sun Microsystems. The good news is that Sun wants to be ready with Java for the IPhone in case of everything will go well. So I assume there are investigations and probably some development going on already. And of ofcourse lawers are working hard too .
So what about Apple? Apple will be able to make money with Java. There is a huge market and big money. Enterprise solutions, regular applications and etc. Everybody will benefit from it. We'll see quite soon, what will happen.