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konstruct sculpture app

Posted on | May 26, 2011 | No Comments

interesting augmented reality art/sculpture app done by james alliban. your voice or any sounds and noise lets you create 3 dimensional objects within a given setting. obviously this wasn’t done with any specific purpose in mind other then exploring the possibilities of AR but it’s interesting to think about how this could be translated into the commercial space.

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a personal assistant in your pocket

Posted on | February 6, 2010 | No Comments

siri is a free personal assistant iPhone app. the application uses natural language processing to answer questions and make recommendations. check out this article from techcrunch.

Siri - The Personal Assistant in your Phone from Tom Gruber on Vimeo.

iphone swine flu tracker

Posted on | May 2, 2009 | No Comments

for all those who are concerned about the swine flu, there might be an iphone app coming out soon, tracking what’s going on. i wonder a little what all the fuzz is about though since the director of the cdc said in his news conference that the cdc estimates that 36000 people die every year in the states of flu related causes. he? what? ok, how many people died sofar of swine flu in the states? one. hmmm. anyways, think this is a good example of people reacting creatively and quickly to what goes on in the world.


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“A potential app, the Swine Flu Tracker, may be on the way. The Swine Flu Tracker, still pending approval from Apple, would be free. It was developed by IntuApps, whose founders, Barry Schwartz and Lilly Gold, say they want to keep people informed about the virus and where it is spreading.

“Just being able to have the information with you on the go is a powerful tool for people,” Gold told CNN. The Swine Flu Tracker’s first tab shows the current threat level – Phase 5 – and brief description from the World Health Organization.

The next feature, likely the most useful, is a map that tracks where the virus is spreading in relation to the user via a “locate me” button. Each pin that pops up on the map offers details about confirmed and suspected flu cases. The data comes from a Google Maps RSS feed.

A third tab provides virus facts and flu symptoms from the Centers for Disease Control, Wikipedia and other sources. The last screen, Alerts, is a consolidated triad of Twitter updates from the World Health Organization, the CDC and HealthMap.

Schwartz submitted Swine Flu Tracker on Thursday and said Apple typically takes a week or two to approve new apps before they are released. Given the urgency of the swine flu outbreak, maybe they’ll move more swiftly on this one.” seen on CNN

a photo a day

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

the fwa created a webpage called fwaphoto.com where they highlight one amazing photo (in some cases it seems like a very subjective decision to say the least but some are really good and fun) a day.

not only can you watch them on your laptop but also download a free iphone application via itunes. and that’s nice, because it does help to get through some bowring meetings. or just take a minute off, look for the right shot and dream away for a few.

check it out.

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