Monday, October 22, 2007

iPhone GearJuice Charger now available

No spare battery, no problem. SV

Introducing the new ‘GearJuice™ - Mobile Pocket Power’ from IOGEAR. This ultra-slim, lightweight mobile power pack makes it easy to charge your portable devices on the go, eliminating the hassle of finding a power outlet and/or charger. Running out of battery power is often the worst thing that can happen to a mobile professional. Mobile Pocket Power allows you to charge your cell phone 3 to 5 times before re-charging, and with 6 interchangeable tips (included) you can charge any standard portable device on the market. Whether on the road, at the game, or in a meeting, the dependable GearJuice™ - Mobile Pocket Power provides the mobile power to keep your vital electronic devices energized. You’ll never have to worry about running out of battery again.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

iPhone epocrates, iPhone skyscape survey results

Well avid readers here are the final results:

151 votes total

4 votes supporting browser based applications
63 votes supporting applications running on directly on the iPhone
36 votes for iPhone supporting epocrates
88 votes for iPhone supporting skyscape

As previously noted, Apple has been feeling the "pulse" of the consumers and will be releasing the SDK kit in 2008. This should permit epocrates, skyscape, unbound medicine and others to write applications to run directly on the phone, turning it into a traditional PDA. Even without 3G, it will become even more desirable for the medical and non-medical communittes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

iPhone SDK kit available February 2008

Let the developers and owners rejoice!
Our requests have been heard in loft Cupertino.
Third party software is on the way probably using digital signatures the way Nokia/Symbian permits software to be distributed and installed.

Newton fans, we may finally get to use an Apple PDA again. SV

Steve Jobs's letter:

Third Party Applications on the iPhone
Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.


P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]



Thursday, October 11, 2007

iPhone Webapps list from Apple

371 apps and counting.
Arranged by alphabet, most popular and staff picks.

We also have a link for those of you who want to develop webapps for the iPhone SV

With web apps, the power of the Internet meets the brilliance of multi-touch. And suddenly, iPhone and iPod touch can do that much more.

Flick through lists of news articles on Digg. Play games like Sudoku and Bejeweled with the touch of a finger. View movie times, train schedules, and blogs.

Apple WebApps

Developer link

Thursday, October 4, 2007

iPhone UpToDate compatiblity?

As of now the Safari browser is not supported. SV

Here's a quote:

"UpToDate has not tested, and does not support, the iPhone safari browser. However, we have heard reports from various subscribers that UpToDate does work on this browser. In theory, if the browser supports Java Script and allows cookies UpToDate should work as intended."

Let us know of your experiences with UpToDate. SV