Friday, 12 March 2010

What the kids do with your iphone

Had the iphone a month now and am a total convert - how can anything else be so difficult and lacking in intuition!? Still not done much in the way of Apps for myself - SnowReport, WindGuru, TideApp, GPSLite, Ship Finder, Eurosport, Palringo, Twitterific, Skype, Trainline, TubeMap, Tube Status and mashup ASBOromoter demonstrating a combonation of interests if nothing else. On that note, what is the excitement with the ASBO thingy? As with the bike mashup it begs the asking of more, serious questions than it can hope to answer. Perhaps that is the point, go and look at it yourself, examine the metadata (its not s**t by the way, it is just worthy and dull and, per a discussion of the use of digital signatures, vital to provenance, confidence, trust, re-use etc). All for that but in the meantime it certainly doesn't provide social value or as the contrarians might have it, create/perpetuate ghettoes.

Anyway, back to the iphone.....yes, I have a password, no the boys don't know it but they do ask me to enter it for anything they find of interest. Compared to the inanities of YouTube and the like (not to mention the language in the comments) and the hassle of multiple logins (roll on a laptop/netbook for each of us) vs. appropriate cross-user content filters the App Store offers a veritable treasure trove of 'safe' little, well, "apps".

With exactly no tuition they have installed all manner of mostly smile making stuff....starting with a local radio station and including:
Paper Toss
Imbecile Test
Bubble Wrap
Impossible
iMarioLite
JellyCar
You vs Wall
BigRedBtnFree
kinetic
iPint
Toobz-Free
Mood Pad
Glow Hockey
Dots
Bump
Red Ball
Traffic Rush
Waterslide
Shrek Kart
Shotgun Free
Finger Sprint
Aqua Moto
Labyrinthe
SKiJump Lite
Shaker
Jurasic
Angry Birds
CatchTheEgg
Sling Cowboy
SpotDiffFree
Lego Photo
Soosiz Lite
Icy Escort
Cluck It! Lite
Fish Frenzy
SnowBalls
Drum Kit Lite
Foghorn!
MyGuitar
Harmonica
Dog Piano Jr
JellyfishJam
Glow STick Free
Buzzer!
Framed Lite
Cat Piano Jr
Bouncedown
TableTennis
Spikey Lite
Hamburgers
Electroracer
Maze
Mazes
SnailMail Lite

Blimey. Go on, you know you want to...

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