Every so often I come across something so absolutely wonderful that I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it. WorkSnug is an example.
It is an iPhone application and you’ll need a GPS-toting 3Gs to take advantage. Oh, and when it becomes available via the app store shortly, you’ll need to be in London to use it.
WorkSnug tells you where the nearest free Wi-Fi hotspots are. They are rated for noise, ambiance and even whether they provide power for you to charge your laptop. User reviews can be added so that over time you’ll get a really good idea of where is good for working.
Visually the application is a treat. Info about the hotspots is overlayed onto a view of where you are. Turn the iPhone to see those in all directions, and tap to see how to get to them on Google Maps.
All of London is currently covered, San Francisco will be added soon, with other UK cities possibly to follow in due course.
The demo I was given by creator Richard Leyland blew me away. As soon as it becomes available, I’m downloading it. WorkSnug might be the app that makes me switch over to the iPhone.
You can see a demo video here