Needed: iPhone radio toggle application

Summary:It's pretty well documented that the iPhone 3G can barely eek out a full day's use on a single charge. So much so that a cottage industry is cropping up for external battery packs.

It's pretty well documented that the iPhone 3G can barely eek out a full day's use on a single charge. So much so that a cottage industry is cropping up for external battery packs.

Here's a free tip (that I previously mentioned) for an enterprising developer that would like to sell a bunch of software: build an iPhone application that toggles on and off the 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even the cellular radios to conserve battery.

The Pro version (US$0.99) would add a scheduling feature that enables the user turn on and off various radios at a certain schedule. The Ultimate version (US$1.99) could add location-based toggles (via GPS and/or Wi-Fi) to switch the various radios based on where you are. (Credit to Rob Parker for the location-based idea).

I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

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Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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