The Boston and Seattle iPhone Apps Catalog
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a community photo-sharing site of the same name. Users can also see their own photos and those of other SnapMyLife members on a Google map. Free.
TipTotaler—Neutrinos, LLC (Brighton, MA). Category: Lifestyle. A restaurant tip calculator that makes it easy to split up a bill between multiple diners, and to take the cost of drinks into account. $0.99.
TravelTracker—Silverware Software (Sudbury, MA). Category: Travel. A digital travel assistant that stores (or allows instant access to) trip-related information such as flight reservations, hotel and rental care contact information, packing lists, expense lists, frequent traveler account records, aircraft seat layouts, and weather information. $29.99.
Where—uLocate Communications (Boston, MA). Category: Navigation. The Where app, which taps into the iPhones’ GPS- and Wi-Fi-based location finding systems, combines several location-based widgets in one. For example, there’s a tool for finding Starbucks locations, another for searching out the best gasoline prices, and a third for locating other friends who are signed up with uLocate’s BuddyBeacon service. Free.
iPhone Apps from Companies in Seattle and Environs
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart—Vivendi Mobile Games/Sierra Entertainment (Bellevue, WA). Category: Games. This popular 3-D racing game takes advantage of the iPhone’s accelerometer, turning the whole device into a steering wheel. $9.99.
Jott—Jott Networks (Seattle, WA). Category: Productivity. Like Jott’s telephone-based service, this app lets users record brief voice memos, which are transcribed and stored in folders or added to to-do lists. Free.
Leaflets—Blue Flavor (Seattle, WA). Technically, Leaflets aren’t native iPhone apps—they’re designed to be accessed through the device’s Safari Web browser. But they’re very app-like, providing users with simple icons (Leaflets) that let them tap into RSS feeds, Flickr photostreams, sports scores, New York Times headlines, events at Upcoming.org, and the like. Free.
Nearby—Platial (Portland, OR). Category: Lifestyle. This interesting application combines photography, location-based search, and social networking, allowing users to use their current location to search for photographs, reviews, and other listings created by other Nearby users. Free.
PhotoArtist, PhotoShare, and SmallCanvas—Big Canvas (Seattle, WA). Category: Photography. Big Canvas calls these three apps “visual life-logging” tools. SmallCanvas is a social-networking drawing program, PhotoArtist is a mobile photo editing program, and PhotoShare is the portal to an online photo-sharing community where users can share the images they create with SmallCanvas and PhotoArtist.
Whrrl—Pelago (Seattle, WA). Category: Social networking. This program, which is also available for Blackberry and Nokia devices, is another location-based social search application. Users can share their locations and see the locations of their friends, and the program can highlight the locations of nearby establishments recommended by friends. Free.
Seattle Bus—Deallus Software (Seattle, WA). Category: Travel. This app provides real-time arrival and departure information for the entire Seattle Metro bus system, and points users to the nearest bus stop based on their current location. $9.99.
South Park Imaginationland—RealNetworks (Seattle, WA). Category: Games. Based on the South Park Imaginationland movie trilogy, this game lets the user take on the role of Butters as he battles his way through Happy and Evil. $9.99.
UrbanSpoon—UrbanSpoon (Seattle, WA). Category: Travel. This restaurant-finder application filters its listings and reviews according to the user’s current location. A slot-machine-style interface allows the user to call up a random restaurant from a list of nearby establishments by shaking the phone. Free.