There are a couple of applications that I particularly enjoy using on my Windows Mobile devices that have actually been so compelling that they have kept me using Windows Mobile over other devices. Two of these applications are now being demoed for the iPhone and will be coming in the near future. Sling Media is showing off SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone at Macworld 2009 and Laridian posted a video of PocketBible for iPhone.
SlingPlayer Mobile is great for watching my DVR content when I am traveling or even commuting and with the large iPhone display I think we will find this platform gives us the best mobile experience. This is one application that has been talked about since 3rd party application support was kicked off last year and is probably one of the most anticipated products for Slingbox owners. Sling Media stated that the application will be submitted to Apple for the iPhone and iPod touch in Q1 of 2009. Pricing will be interesting to see since their current mobile versions are priced at US$29.99, but App Store buyers seem to be paying mainly for applications less than US$10 and may balk at this price.
Another vital application for my daily usage is Laridian PocketBible and the Windows Mobile version is incredible, especially on a device like the HTC Fuze. Laridian has a version for the iPhone, but it requires an online connection to use. This new client under development is a stand-alone client that you can use when you do not have a wireless connection. A couple of nice features showed off in the video is continuous scrolling through the entire Bible without having to go back to an index and powerful search features. I like the spinner for Bible verse selection too. It doesn't look like the client will launch with note taking support, which is something I use every Sunday to record sermon notes for later study.