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I recently purchased an Otterbox Defender case for iPhone 4. It does the job as intended, protecting your phone from knocks and dust. Great bit of kit, making you’re iPhone look a little like a mid 80’s Walkman . The biggest issue, is that Otterbox don’t make a car-phone holder for it. Having broken my 5th universal in air-vent phone holder I wanted to get something decent for phone+Otterbox comibination. Googling the issue of Otterbox and Car mounts didn’t prove to fruitful. So I took matters into ......

Tonight, I took a Tesco car-phone universal holder and bonded it to the belt clip of an iPhone Otterbox Defender case. Results 2 follow.

So, I’ve just completed my 5th commercial iPhone App. Always when I move to a new programming language I take a test application and port it to learn. So my equivalent of “Hello World” app. is - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/... I built this, as an app about a year ago, but figured that it worked so well on iOS that I would get it published. Technorati Tags: I-Ching,iChing,iPhone,iTunes ......

I’ve been struggling trying to create the icons that are used for different tabs on an iPhone app. The difficulty is, is that each image is a PNG, but alpha channels are used to represent their selected state. I’ve just come across this fab tool, that takes all the pain away, using 30x30 png images, I was able to create a really nice set of icons. http://scottpenberthy.com/tab/ (Respect) ......

So, we're into 2010. I haven't been doing too much blogging of late, but here we go for another year.I've been doing a whole bunch of Mobile Line Of Business Applications, based on a common web-service infrastructure. This has let me build both iPhone and Windows Mobile based front ends; as well as traditional (dare I say it) web applications.Anyway, more to come over the next few days.+ Happy New Year ......

So, undercutting the official Geo-Caching iPhone applicaion, which is WAY cool. I decided to create a small iPhone application (again a port from a Windows Mobile application). Geocaches Near Me. Its a steal… Link Technorati Tags: Geocaching ......

So here’s what I’ve been up-to for the past few months. A while back, I developed a Windows Mobile application that allows you to send people your current location (full source available, if you’d like it). I figured this, why don’t I try and make this application cross platform? How hard can it be to port a C# Compact Framework application to another platform. Of course the cost of doing this had to be small. So I set myself a challenge. Take 6 months Port Mobile Location Software to iPhone. Sell ......

Based on Yesterday’s post. I thought we could take the new HTML 5, featured offered by Android and iPhone OS 3.0 and do something almost useful with it. So sticking to things close to my heart, I decided to expand my example and build a simple web-page that finds geo-caches near where you are. Use it here. http://www.binaryrefinery.c... It works really well. Technorati Tags: iPhone,HTML 5,Geocaching,OS 3 Source here - <html> <head> <title> Geocaching Lookup </title> ......

Both Mobile Safari (in iPhone OS 3.0) and Google Android now both support getting the location of the current user. How cool is that. Finally mobile web-pages can be location aware. The user is prompted for whether they wish to enable this facility on a per site basis. Here’s the HTML/Javascript that does it all. <html> <head> <script> navigator.geolocation.getCu... noLocation); function foundLocation(position){ var lat = position.coords.latitude; var long ......

So, after my server died, I needed a quick way to re-establish my email as I had previously been running Exchange server. My family all have email accounts on this server, so I’d thought I’d explore a few options for hosted email, that would work with our mobile phones (Windows Mobile and iPhone). Reading all the press coverage about Gmail supporting The Microsoft Air-Sync protocol, I thought I’d give this a go. I set up a couple of Gmail accounts. Then on the iPhone went through the process of setting ......

I was just chatting to a friend of mine (Hello John), about sending SMS from an iPhone. We talked about instigating an SMS from a mobile web-page. This is of course possible, with an HTML tag like - <A HREF=”SMS:2323232232”/>TXT ME</A> Note, you can’t put any spaces in the phone number. Also you can’t do <A HREF=”SMS:2323232232?BODY=s... ME</A> which is a bit of a shame. We have been making use of this for some time, on mobile portals. See below : Technorati ......

This looks really nice, http://www.iwebkit.net/ Fast simple builder of iPhone web applications. Goodness decisions, decisions. Dashcode, IUI and now this… ......

Apple with the latest iPhone SDK have introduced this feature with a tool called DashCode. Here’s a link to the article on CNET http://reviews.cnet.com/830... Is this the end of the great IUI ? Update - I've just got a version of this working have a look at http://www.binaryrefinery.c... < in Safari ......

Kelly Sonara sent me this link to 100 iPhone applications that will make you smarter.    I’m not sure if Zippo lighter qualifies, but here you go just spreading the word :-)

http://www.onlinebestcolleges.com/blog/2009/100-free-iphone-apps-that-will-make-you-smarter/


Microsoft have finally re-introduced the idea of smart 2D barcodes that can carry URL’s, Vcards etc. It works great, I’ve just got it working on iPhone and Windows mobile devices… Shame you now need a colour printer to print them, although I have found they scan really well off of an LCD screen. http://www.microsoft.com/tag/ Interestingly it looks like every time you scan a tag, Microsoft updates their logs so you can see how popular your tags are. Just a footnote on this. Looking at this, all the ......

First up, if you don't know what Geocaching is, then please do yourself a big favour and look at www.geocaching.com So..., Yes its an iPhone app, andI've been looking/building something similar for a while. Lots of GPS systems promise Geocaching options but they all seem to fall a little wide of the mark (or the ones that I can afford do) This could be the answer? http://www.geocaching.com/i... ......

So, I've been on a mission, to show that we can port our mobile portal application suite over to iPhone. We've long been using a Windows Mobile delivered portal that takes Sharepoint, Dynamics NAV and a host of other line of business system (LOB) and delivers them to our mobile workforce. The core of our business at Anglia Business Solutions (www.angliabs.com) is to allow our consultant's, sale staff and support engineers to work remotely. For any service based company our lifeblood is accurate time ......