iKitt iPhone App. iPhone App and GPS Update

iKitt iPhone App. iPhone App and GPS Update

If you missed the original iKitt iPhone App review then you can read the full details here
http://shanemcdonald.org/myblog/2009-09-29/ikitt-ipod-app-review/

This is just an update regarding the iKitt iPhone App’s operation as a speedometer using GPS as you are travelling.

Turn the iPhone on its side and you get the classic Knight Rider / Kitt speedometer. As the iPhone gathers the GPS coordinates and positioning it calculates the actual speed you are doing (please do not do this when driving!! I don’t want people telling me they crashed when trying this out!).

A screenshot of the app in operation is shown below.

iKitt iPhone App Speedometer

The speed of the iKitt speedometer is not realtime, sometimes it will update once a second sometimes longer. However it is quite accurate. The actual speed when testing above was approx 90kph.

I was very tempted to try this in a 737 when taking off from Gatwick recently but felt the “Please turn off all mobile devices” was enough to get me to turn it off.

Its a very good app and well worth the €0.79c price tag on the iTunes App Store, even if it is just for the retro sentimentality.

WordPress iPhone App – The ideal iPhone App for Blog Owners

WordPress iPhone App – The ideal iPhone App for Blog Owners

FrontPage of WordPress iPhone AppIf you run a WordPress blog and you have an iPhone (or indeed an iPod Touch) then the WordPress iPod App is for you.

You can run multiple blogs using the same App. There was a previous version of the WordPress App but if you had this old version WordPress for iPhone 2 or 2.1 won’t automatically update the old app to 2.0.

The new WordPress App has a better user interface overhaul, some improvements to the software, some bug fixes, as well as some requests.

The WordPress App 2.0 and 2.1 allows you to add and update your posts and blog pages.
The updates in the 2.0 / 2.1 version of the app are.
* A better user interface making it easy to view comments, posts, and pages with a brand new comments interface
* Posts are automatically saved and restored if network connection is lost during publishing
* The WordPress App re-opens in the blog you last used
* You can manually enter the XMLRPC endpoint for non-standard setups – other XML issues resolved.
* Fixed edge case where local drafts were sometimes not saved WordPress App Posts Page
* Fixed the order of photos so that they’re displayed in the order they’re uploaded
* A post or page can be deleted by swiping across its title in the Posts or Pages list
* People who made comments, their email addresses are now visible
* Fixes for the link helper, errors in using the more tag, Comments section and URL issues.

The benefit of this great App is that you can compose a few blog entries even without WiFi or 3G connection. As soon as you have connection you can just hit the post button and update to your hearts content.
You can Download the WordPress iPod App from the iTunes App Store.
http://itunes.com/app/wordpress2

12 Days of Christmas iPhone App gives Free presents to you

12 Days of Christmas iPhone App gives Free presents to you

12 Days of Christmas iPod Touch/ iPhone AppApple has launched a great App for iPod Touch and iPhone called the ’12 Days of Christmas’ . It is a promo app which runs from December 26 to January 6. The Apple App allows anyone with an iTunes account in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Norway, and Portugal to download a free song, music video, app, television show, or film from the iTunes store.

Push Notifications are used so that you get daily reminders on the daily free app, tune or other great gift from Apple.If you want to see this great App click this iTunes link. You can also connect to Facebook and recommend the download to your friends – if you like it.

It is pretty good – so far I have downloaded a Foo Fighters track and the Trivial Pursuit App from iTunes. Todays freebie was a Leona Lewis track which needless to say I did not avail of … no offense to Leona but I’m just not a fan!

If you have an iPod Touch or iPhone Get downloading and enjoy!

iKitt App – iPhone App Review (iKitt)

iKitt App – iPhone App Review (iKitt)

I am going to review a few Apps for the iPod Touch and iPhone over the next while. Some apps are pure rubbish and some I could not do without, so here goes.

iKitt App

This app emulates the distinctive KITT voice graphic and speedometer from the classic 80’s show Knight Rider.

To get the most out of the app you need GPS on the iPhone as the iTouch does not display any speed but it does work well and us accurate to about 5mph.

The voice section and lights have 8 x 3 banks of soundbites. Some of the sounds are ones which have no application but some are a bit of a laugh. The updates which they say are coming in the next version include better sounds, a front scanner light and other tweaks.

iKitt App Screenshots


iKitt iPhone App

iKitt iPhone App

iKitt App - Speedometer

iKitt App - Speedometer

Next Version

Apparently in the next version there are some additions to the app.

Version 1.2 of iKitt will offer:

– A Configuration screen
– KARR sample set
– First-season KITT voicebox
– KITT scanner light (with sound)
– Randomly timed sample playing
– Many more improvements