Category Archives: iPhone

A Self-Playing Piano That Takes Song Requests On Twitter

Seattle-based creative agency Capitol Hill Block Party’ and it knows how to play songs from everyone performing at the music festival.

Festivalgoers can send request to Stanley by tweeting their song request to@stanleypiano, which will be filtered and queued by a custom moderation tool.


Beautiful scroll

Beautiful scrolling site. Works well on mobile too.

Via @albionics


Simply follow @tweetalondoncab and when you want a cab just DM them stating pick-up time, location, destination and your phone number. A TLC representative will reply via DM and the booking will be confirmed. The driver will then call you when he/she arrives.


BCKCHNL – From Nation

BCKCHNL (short for Back Channel) is a super simple Twitter search app from Nation. Built with ’2nd Screens’ in mind, so whether that’s monitoring a hash-tag you’re interested, or following a specific keyword. The app uses javascript to constantly refresh the feed with new results so past the initial search it’s essentially a passive experience of watching the tweets roll by. “We wanted a simple clean interface that worked across big screens, projections, tablet devices and mobile devices alike”

Perfect for keeping up with the XFactor slag match.

Want to attach content to barcodes?

, claims to be “a fun and social way to attach digital content to real world objects” which sounds very interesting. Imagine the possibilities for on-pack promotions – buy a can of Coke, scan the barcode, and a whole range of digital/exclusive content (photos, videos, music etc) is automatically delivered direct to your mobile phone. Scan a cereal box barcode and get recipes, attach a video to a birthday card (Stickybits also allow you to print your own unique barcodes for personal use). It all sounds great, but there’s a massive barrier, the consumer needs to download the app in order to get the content. Will apps like this ever replace the simple mechanic of a text message?

It’s a clock. But humanised.

In a world obsessed by accuracy, human beings are the weakest link. We’ve invented machines that are more precise than we can relate to.

It’s a Clock humanises the measurement of time to provide us with a scale more suited to the realities of life.

It was only a matter of time. TV (real TV) on your/my iPhone

It was only a matter of time. Now (in Beta) you are able to watch a selection of your favourite UK channels/programmes on your iPhone. I don’t know how long the lag time is though. I think it’s around half an hour, but still, beats reading about Amy Winehouse in the Metro.



If you’ve ever downloaded an iPhone application that takes advantage of the phone’s accelerometer technology, you know how much fun it can be to shake, rattle and roll the device to make things happen.

Advertisers are finally getting that message. OMD and Razorfish have developed the first truly interactive, shakable iPhone ad for Dockers.

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img_0179The Quad Camera application for the iPhone is a great photo app. It also has a Flickr group.

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For the photographer that enjoys the toy camera genre the Quad Camera — Multi Shot Cam by Takayuki Fukatsu is a fun iPhone photography app. This is the 4th release in their series of toy camera apps, based on such toy cameras as the Lomo and Holga. The Quad Camera offers a good time.

Simplicity is the key to this app. All you need to do is line up your subject and press the button. Depending on your setting, the iPhone’s built-in camera will take a series of 4 to 8 shots. The settings offer choices such as layout, timer adjustment, and color or black and white modes. There is also a function that allows you to email the developer directly with your suggestions.


Movement is the key to making your photos pop. For best results target either a moving subject or move the camera itself. I found that 4-8 stills of a stationary subject to be much less interesting. When movement was introduced the photos came alive.

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