Top 5 apps from iPhone Dev Camp 2

Top 5 apps from iPhone Dev Camp 2

Summary: 5.) Fwerps - This app is not the most complicated, but it looks like the most fun.

TOPICS: iPhone, Apps, Mobility, Telcos

5.) Fwerps - This app is not the most complicated, but it looks like the most fun. It reminded me of a Tamagotchi.

You start out with a randomly-colored little buddy on your iPhone. If you pet him, he makes a purring noise. If you shake him a lot, he gets mad. The only way to fix him is to sway him back and forth like a baby. (Video above)

4.) PushUp - My buddy Miguel did a demo of this one. Using a simple tap of the nose, you can accurately count the number of pushups you do right on your iPhone.

The developers of PushUp thought this would be a great app for people trying to keep track of their progress in the 100 Pushup Challenge.

3.) Taxi - This app is great because it only requires two taps to find the nearest cab company. When you launch the application, it finds your location and lists all of the cab companies near you. One more tap initiates the phone call.

iPhone demo

At the bottom of the screen, it tells you the cross streets so you can relay that information to the dispatcher.

2.) iRa - Phone geeks watched in awe as Alex Bratton from Lextech Labs controlled 12 security cameras in Illinois with an iPhone in San Francisco. You can zoom in and zoom out with regular iPhone gestures. Here is a video demo.

iPhone demo

1.) Quicktate - Transcribes your voicemails into text. Besides being an awesome service, this app is my favorite because the developers who work at Quicktate used their API to build this app in just two days. That is what iPhone Dev Camp is all about.

iPhone demo

This group also demoed another app that allows you to record a conversation and have the transcript sent to you via email.

All of the apps are listed on my live blog from yesterday.

Topics: iPhone, Apps, Mobility, Telcos

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  • MMS anyone?

    It's interesting that one itch in everyone's craw is the missing MMS feature from the iPhone that's available with every account, but no software around to do it. Unless of course you jailbreak back to 1.1.4 and use Swirly which I discovered a series of setting to actually make it work correctly.

    So is anyone working on an MMS app? or do we have to sit by and twiddle our thumbs while we wait for someone to develop it? If anyone wants to I will grant hosting space for the app and provide bandwidth as well for it if it helps out.

    Simply let me know. Of course I'll also help market it so pass me a couple of dollars from every one sold and that will be nice way of saying thanks.

    Simply email me at if you can do this.

    Am tired of waiting on the Swirly gang to put this out under 2.0.


  • RE: Top 5 apps from iPhone Dev Camp 2

    I for one am glad the author is telling us about software available on other mobile operating systems for years.
    Sleeper Service
    • Yes, that's true but... dare question the Mac Legions?? Steve has given us copy and paste. We must all rejoice!! :)
      Shanghai Sam
    • Well it's only fair...

      After all I just read that Apple has ramped up production of
      the iPhone due to sales volume. It's only fair to give the
      others a little help now and again...:P

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
  • This reminds me of the old saying

    "You can't polish a blank" Now why? Well as another
    poster pointed out that this article does mention that
    "OTHER" phones have had applications for some time now.
    Which as I said means what? Again you can't polish a
    blank. Add all the features and apps you want it's still a

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn
    • RE: Can't Polish a....

      You are missing the point entirely. The apps make the
      phone. The iPhone provides a unique combination of
      hardware and software that produces a user experience
      unparalleled by any other phone. This is what makes the
      phone so great, and the apps build upon and expand that
      user experience.
      • Maybe I did not word it correctly....

        But I was not talking about the iPhone I was talking about the
        "other" phones with similar apps as a previous poster

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn