off the wireless

Vinvent Heeringa ponders a post on Idealog that asks why there aren’t more smartphone app developers in New Zealand.

In this episode we review ‘Winamp’ – the classic windows media player makes it’s way to Android, ‘Xbox Live’ on Windows Phone 7, and ’5-0 Radio’ brings the police/fire/emergency radio scanner to the the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘WTFSIMFD or What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner’ – A helpful wee app that suggests menu options on Android, an introductory look at the whole Windows Phone 7 operating system, and ‘The Channer’ is an app that brings TV from all round the world to the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘Unified Remote’ – for Android, turns your phone into a remote control for your computer, ‘Skype’ – for Nokia Symbian, put the desktop VOIP app onto your phone, ‘Engadget’ reviews tech devices with articles and videos iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘Trip It’ – for Android, organises travel you itinerary onto the phone so that you don’t need to carry paper documents, ‘Vlingo’ – for Nokia Symbian, is an application that turns your words into action, ‘World Clock’ lets you know what time it is anywhere on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Vincent gives his take on the recent Wired article by Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff that says the world wide web as we know it is in decline.

In this episode we review ‘Chrome to Phone’ – for Android, that enables users to send links from their Chrome desktop browser to their Android device, ‘Qik’ – for Nokia Symbian, streams video to the web straight from your phone – ‘Cheese Matters’ matched cheese with wine and other food on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘Waze’ – for Android, Nokia & iPhone, it’s a social mapping engine, ‘Doodle Jump’ – for Nokia Symbian, is an addictive game and ‘Ustream Viewer’ – is a search, discovery & viewer for the live video streaming site Ustream on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘App Brain’ – for Android, it’s an app recommendation engine, ‘Shazam’ – for Symbian, is a music recommendation service and ‘Translator’ – is a helpful language translation app on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘Barcode Scanner’ – for Android, reads all kinds of barcodes including ‘QR’ codes, ‘Opera Mini’ – for Symbian, is a web browser purpose built for mobile devices and ‘Flicks’ – gives movie times, reviews and trailers on the iPhone/iPod Touch.