#iphone


Mafia Wars for iPhone

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If you are look­ing for a new, free iPhone game, check out Mafia Wars by Zyn­ga. It is also avail­able on oth­er plat­forms (i.e. Face­book, My Yahoo!, and MySpace) but I have only played it on the iPhone with some per­sua­sion. It seems to have a pret­ty big fol­low­ing and a com­pi­la­tion of strat­e­gy guides writ­ten for it.

Any­ways, check it out. You can down­load it from the App Store here.

A Longer Walk on Google Maps

It was cool to find out that Apple released an update to iPhone 2.2 today. After going through the process, I could­n’t wait to try out the new features—specially the ones involv­ing Google Maps. They were: Street View, and pub­lic tran­sit & walk­ing direc­tions.

Things were fine when all of a sud­den… a “things that make you go, hmmm” moment. Check out the walk­ing direc­tion that I was giv­en 2‑blocks away from the Trans­bay Ter­mi­nal.

Right?! I know. This deserves to be in Seth & Amy’s Real­ly!?! skit dur­ing SNL’s Week­end Update.

iPhone Ocarina

When you hear the word “oca­ri­na”, what do you think of? Well, for me, the first thing that came to mind is The Leg­end of Zel­da. Though I haven’t played the 1999 Game of the Year, I still hear that mem­o­rable tune/soundtrack play­ing in my head when I think of Zel­da.

Upon hear­ing that some­one made an appli­ca­tion for it on the iPhone, I just had to go see it. The appli­ca­tion is called Oca­ri­na.

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Parra x Incase — iPhone 3G Slider Case

Dutch artist’ Par­ra adds some col­ors to the infa­mous Incase iPhone 3G Slid­er Case. Why “infa­mous”? Because I wrote about a while back in August before get­ting one for myself. All I can say is that it has served me well, and has lived up to the hype that it brought ever since com­ing out for the first-gen­er­a­tion iPhones.

But alas, though Par­ra’s design is dope, I just don’t know if it suits my iPhone per­son­al­ly. But that’s just me. Any­ways, if you would like to get your hands on it, stay tuned to Ark­i­tip who will be curat­ing the piece on Octo­ber 24, 2008.

Source via Hype­beast

Brightkite iPhone App

Brightkite recent­ly announced it’s iPhone App com­ing to the iTunes App Store soon. Here’s the video demo of the appli­ca­tion:

I have been using Brightkite along with Twit­ter for cou­ple of months now since James has invit­ed me to the ser­vice. It’s a darn impres­sive social net­work­ing appli­ca­tion that uses Yahoo’s Fire Eagle which allows users to man­age their loca­tion.

The fea­tures that are planned for the Brightkite iPhone app are:

  • Auto geo-loca­tion includ­ing Place Snap­ping and Pick a Place
  • Noti­fi­ca­tions (near­by friends, posts, friend requests, com­ments & men­tions)
  • Post­ing pho­tos and notes to loca­tions
  • Near­by peo­ple and activ­i­ty feed
  • Friends lists and activ­i­ty feed
  • Peo­ple, places and posts search
  • Thread­ed mes­sag­ing
  • Pro­file streams
  • Place steams
  • Place­marks
  • Com­ment­ing on posts

The only draw­backs that I cur­rent­ly forsee are the fol­low­ing (at least w/ Brightkite.com web app):

  • You must have the dis­ci­pline to “check in” to your cur­rent loca­tion. I’m hop­ing the “auto geo-loca­tion” can address this with no sweat.
  • Some­times, the sync­ing between Brightkite and Twit­ter does not work. I think this is more on Twit­ter’s end (from what I heard fol­low­ing @brightkite).
  • There were a cou­ple of times an emailed pho­to would appear late (2‑hours late one-time) from the time it was tak­en.

All in all, it’s a great ser­vice. I can’t wait to use that iPhone app vs. going to Safari every time to check-in. I just hope the sync­ing (Brightkite to Twit­ter) get’s pol­ished.

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