What New Apps Are Sean Using These Days?


Someone asked me about new apps I find myself using these days. Figured it would be worth a blog post to post my answer.

So here is a list of newer apps I find my self using on a semi daily basis, that are also new. I have omitted apps I have been using for years now.

 

 

Fancyhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fancy/id407324335?mt=8

A new take on Pinterest where yo can buy what you fancy


Lyft
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lyft-on-demand-ridesharing/id529379082?mt=8

Car sharing rides by crowd source


Pocket
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8

Save your websites to a list on your phone for reading later

Digghttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digg/id362872995?mt=8

After Digg got bought and revamped their App and content seems worth using again and has a second life forming.

LoseIthttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lose-it!/id297368629?mt=8

A calorie counter that does a great job with bar code scanning and daily and weekly budgets for your food tracking. Use it daiy.

 

Other notables:

InstaCart: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instacart/id545599256?mt=8

A friend started this one very recently. They are doing food deliveries in under an hour based on food purchased through app.

Seamless: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seamless-food-delivery-takeout/id381840917?mt=8

This is the only app I buy delivery though

TripIt: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tripit-travel-organizer-free/id311035142?mt=8

Love the updates and info on all my upcoming flights. It gets populated through email receipts of my flight purchases.

Of course this excludes many more apps I use allot like Taxi Magic, Uber, Evernote, Mint, E*trade, Spotify, Bank Of America, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, etc etc
Here are some screenshots of my homescreens. Figured sharing them would be cool. Post feedback or share your own below:

 

A new dimension to the multi-toch

Couple a lack of a keyboard and mouse with the lack of real estate in most mobile devices and you have a brand new problem with ergonomics and accessibility. Apple broke in the door with multi touch sensors that allow the screen to pinch and zoom with two fingers. The ability to recognize how your fingers interact with the screen means more intuitive gersture commands opening the door to far more access to tools and usage paths. This vide demonstares the ability for this phone to recognize what part of hand is tapping the screen. The result: your fingernail tapping the screen equals a right click, and a knuckle tab opens a new window.

iPhone, Safari, and HTML5, Oh My!

iPhone Video
iPhone Video

iPhone Safari is purpoted to be trying to release HTML5’s newest spec that allows video tags. This means that we will soon be able to watch video inline easily not only on the web in general but on our pretty little phones.

Some of you may be saying, “I already can playvideo on my phone”. Which although true isnt really the whole picture. Have you noticed that when there is video you must play in in a seperate quicktime panel that pops out. Witht the inclusion of this new spec you will be ale to just press play from within the web  page.

For developers this also menas that including images in a pahge will be as easy as using a simple <video> tag as appose to needing to use a plugin like quicktime or flash. As Isaac put it, we are one step closer to getting rid of flash.

Example:

<video src=”http://www.ananova.com/about/vap_windows_check.wmv”&gt;
your browser does not support the video tag
</video>