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.

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.

In this episode we review ‘Sprite Backup’ – for Android, secures all data, every application, contact, message and configurations, ‘Sprite Terminator’ – for Android & Symbian, has the ability to remotely lock, or wipe your data (get your free license for a limited time) and ‘Trip Advisor’ – accommodation and travel reviews and booking app for the iPhone/iPod Touch.