iPhone developer’s conference

June 19, 2007 at 10:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Check this out: http://barcamp.org/iPhoneDevCamp

There will be a “barcamp” event for the apple iPhone. Barcamps, in case you don’t know, are basically underground, ad-hoc community meeting. The thing is in San Francisco and I plan on attending. No, I really can’t afford this (or the iPhone for that matter), but this is such an exciting technology, I’m going to *find* a way to get there.

Anyways, a bunch of groups will get together and write apps over the weekend. At the end of the weekend, we are all going to release our apps simultaneously. I have a few ideas of applications I can write for. Namely:
– a program that interacts with your Facebook buddies. If you are, say, within a 1 mile radius from your friend, it alerts you.
– a peer to peer sharing program that goes via wifi. You can make certain files public that you may want other people to see as you are walking/driving by them on the street. You can limit this to certain subscribers and to certain types of information.
– a gps notifciation program. If something cool happens, you can notify other people and people in your immediate area are notified (ie, “two girl catfight at this location!”. . .”Paris hilton is in this starbucks NOW”)
– a proxy wireless server. Have the all-you-can-eat internet provided on my phone act as a proxy for any wifi requests in my immediate area. Result: people get free internet through your phone.
– a mesh site that combines the speedtrap.org with google maps. So if you see a cop with a radar gun, you report it via iPhone and it distributes the the gps coordinates to anyone approaching that area in their car. It’s like a radar detector, only more effective.

It’ll be interesting to interact with the programmers there. Honestly, I think this device will usher a new wave of exciting software apps. Imagine the possibilties!

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