Loving Instagram

Loving Instagram

Nov 8, 2010

I didn’t think I needed another iPhone photo app, but turns out I did. Instagr.am mimics other mobile photo-sharing apps, but it’s captured the appeal that comes from extreme minimalism. While you can use it to cross-post to other sites (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare), the web-side is pared down to just the photo page. […]

Urban Forest Map

Urban Forest Map

Aug 27, 2010

I was still curious after taking this photo of the trees on 24th Street at Bryant earlier today. How could I identify these trees?  I did several searches on variations of “trees on 24th street mission san francisco” which brought up some great local links, including SFTrees and a good list of trees in the Mission […]

Hitchcock: Mobile Storyboarding for iPhone

Sep 3, 2009

I posted Hitchcock to eHub last night and it’s been on my mind today. Hitchcock is the world’s first mobile story boarding application. With Hitchcock you can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Hitchcock streamlines the process of storyboarding by allowing you to compose storyboards using photos rather […]

Eye vs. Eye and Kern: iPhone Games for Designers

Eye vs. Eye and Kern: iPhone Games for Designers

Feb 13, 2009

As much as I love iPhone apps, I haven’t really gotten into games as much as other types of apps (social networking, productivity, photography, music, search, etc.), but these two games from FORMation Alliance might change my mind. Both are perfect for designers and visual people. EYE vs. EYE EYE vs. EYE Is an intense […]

WhatTheFont for iPhone

WhatTheFont for iPhone

Feb 11, 2009

If you’re a designer, you’ve probably used WhatTheFont, the service that can identify a font from a photo, web graphic or scanned image. Now you can get those same features on your iPhone just by taking a photo with the WhatTheFont for iPhone app. You’ll need to have internet access on your phone so the […]

QuadCamera: Continuous Shooting With your iPhone Camera

QuadCamera: Continuous Shooting With your iPhone Camera

Jan 18, 2009

QuadCamera is the the 4th release by Art&Mobile of their ToyCamera series and features continuous shooting. Just press the button, and it takes 4-8 serial shots to create one image in multiple dimensions and repetitions: a 4×2 portrait, 4×1, 2×2 landscape, and 8×1 landscape (as shown below). This is great for fast action and motion […]

Creating Panoramic Photos With Your iPhone

Creating Panoramic Photos With Your iPhone

Oct 22, 2008

One of the main reasons I use my iPhone is to take quick photos. Even though the 2 megapixel camera isn’t the highest quality, it’s the convenience and added iPhone functionality (eg. emailing) and the applications that I enjoy. One of my new favorite apps is Pano by Debacle Software (download from iTunes), which lets […]

I'm Goosh-ing

I’m Goosh-ing

Jun 4, 2008

I came across Goosh.org yesterday through someone’s tweet and I’m in love. Goosh, a “UNIX-like command-line interface for Google,” combines the search functionality of Google with the simplicity of command line. It brings me back to the days of using Pine for email. Goosh is written by Stefan Grothkopp and dubs itself “the unofficial Google […]

Provide Feedback on Snap Preview Anywhere

Provide Feedback on Snap Preview Anywhere

Feb 9, 2007

I added Snap Preview Anywhere (SPA) to eHub back in December (eHub entry here). The free service provides a quick visual preview of a site whenever you roll over an external link. This lets you get a quick glimpse of the sites I’m linking to. In eHub, this also makes it easier to browse the […]

I Like Being in Other People's Stats

I Like Being in Other People’s Stats

Jan 31, 2007

This morning I checked my feeds and stats and various web searches and saw a referrer from WipBox, an application I had added to eHub. The long tail at work… From the WipBox blog. What a great way to start things off!!! Had awesome feedback from people right out of the gates, was written up […]

Explore CommunityWalk

Explore CommunityWalk

Mar 18, 2006

CommunityWalk, the web 2.0 mapping community, has launched the new Explore feature. The Explore page lets you zoom into the map, select a category, or use a live search to find different public maps on CommunityWalk. You can even enter a search for a specific area of the map, or right click to zoom out. […]

BlogBurst: Getting Blogs into Mainstream Media

BlogBurst: Getting Blogs into Mainstream Media

Mar 7, 2006

I’m always interested in new blog networks. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a healthy increasing readership and acceptance in several online networks. Most of these, however, push content out to other niche sites in the blogosphere. BlogBurst is a new product by Pluck, a company based in Austin co-founded in 2003 by Dave Panos and […]

Foldera Simplifies Your Digital Life

Foldera Simplifies Your Digital Life

Mar 4, 2006

These days, like many of you, my life is filled with electronic communications, whether that’s email, chat, collaborative project management, mobile messages, or other data sources. I’ve written about this in the past. On any given day, I spend hours on communications and between my work as Ideacodes, eHub, and personal communications, I pretty much […]

Ajax Calendaring with Spongecell

Ajax Calendaring with Spongecell

Jan 30, 2006

I received email from Marc Guldimann tonight from Spongecell, an “absorbful calendar.” They’re having a launch party here in San Francisco at Ritual Roasters on Wednesday and we’ll be stopping by. There have been a lot of Ajax calendar applications (see the events and calendar category in eHub). Spongecell differentiates itself with the Spongebar, a […]

New Startups and Web 2.0 Products Debut at E27 Technology Symposium

New Startups and Web 2.0 Products Debut at E27 Technology Symposium

Jan 28, 2006

Earlier today, I went to the E27 Technology Symposium at Stanford University. E27 is “a forum for young entrepreneurs to showcase their upcoming or new products to influential representatives from newspapers, popular blogs, progressive companies, universities, and venture capitalist firms.”

Pretty Supr

Nov 5, 2005

SuprGlu “gathers your content from popular web services and publishes them in one convenient place.” My first thought was that it sounded like another simple feed aggregator. I gave SuprGlu a spin tonight and was pleasantly surprised by both the ease of use and the sense of personal discovery. Upon sign-up, you’re given a user-friendly […]

Netvibes on My Screen

Sep 22, 2005

I had gotten an email from the Netvibes team to take a look at the site last week and signed up and took a quick spin around. I finally had a chance to explore further tonight. The buzz around Netvibes is well warranted.1 In previous posts, I’d been writing about the desire for tools that […]

Social Design Opens Wide

Sep 4, 2005

It seems that every week there’s a new web application or service that allows you to organize another facet of your life online – then share it. Whether it’s collecting bookmarks or books, photos or events, new social software sites and web applications are popping up that let you take your offline habits online, play […]

Virtual plazes become real

Aug 26, 2005

The web has always attracted me because of the play between what’s real, virtual, and how one can become the other fairly easily.  While others have framed this much more eloquently than I (eg. Tim Berners Lee on the semantic web), it’s the asynchronous and networked nature of the web that feels the most like […]

Wiki from Adaptive Path’s Ajax User Experience Week

Aug 26, 2005

If you’re interested in gaining further insight into the many facets of Ajax (see my post about Ajax from Feb 05), there’s a wiki with conference notes and perspective from Adaptive Path‘s User Experience Conference held last week in Washington D.C. To understand the primary differentiators of Ajax, see the notes and examples (at the […]

Movable Type 3.2 Released

Aug 25, 2005

Movable Type 3.2 was released this morning by the team at Six Apart.  The new release has a wealth of features designed to make blogging even easier and smarter. Max and I are running Movable Type on BeingEDU and plan to upgrade as soon as we have a few minutes of free time.  I’m looking […]

Pingoat rocks

Aug 21, 2005

I’ve been looking at ways to increase blog traffic and I’ll be posting more about the services and various techniques I’m using, but for now, you’ve got to try pingoat, a great new service that Max found and talks about in his post, The Ultimate Blog Ping Service. On my other site, artcodes.com, after adding […]

Plazes location mapping

Aug 20, 2005

Twenty-four hours ago, I was playing with IndyJunior and wishing I could add more real-time data to the map or share the data with someone in more ways than just a hover with text information (date, name, note). Ask the Internet and you shall receive. Visit plazes, “a grassroot approach to location-aware interaction, using the […]

Mash-up the Web

Jul 27, 2005

While the term mash-up has its roots in hip hop culture, the web mash-up seems a natural evolution of our need to customize and our love of hacks.  (See an earlier post on creating “clever solutions to an interesting problem.”) In Sampling the Web’s Best Mash-Ups, Business Week provides “a guided tour of the some […]

Choosing Blogging Software

Jul 22, 2005

A recent article by Susannah Gardner in the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review titled “Time to Check: Are you using the right blogging tool?” is a great starting point if you’re new to blogs (features, terminology, uses) or looking for a blog software comparison chart.

Organize Your Brain, Then Share It

May 13, 2005

As big fans of Basecamp, we were excited to try out 37signals‘ personal information manager, Backpack.  A lot of applications have claimed to be online organizers, but Backpack is the first web app that really comes close to being a true web-based brain. In 1996 after learning HTML, I attempted my own web organizer — […]

Two Web 2.0 Apps Challenge the Status Quo

Jan 6, 2005

Two new web apps caught my eye this evening as I scanned my email: Nuvvo and Newsvine. The two sites are very different in their concept and functionality, but both share the same purpose – to enable individuals (content creators, writers, news buffs, teachers, amateurs, experts, you) to reach a larger niche audience, and to […]