BuddyFeed is a recent addition to FriendFeed client apps for iPhone and iPod touch. Probably the most featured client,Â BuddyFeed is what you would expect from an app to browse latest activities of your friends and groups onÂ FriendFeed. AlthoughÂ Mother Feed,Â webfeedr andÂ Nambu offer similar integration, the features included in theÂ BuddyFeedÂ closelyÂ resemble what you get on FriendFeed.com.
If you are unfamiliar withÂ FriendFeed, it is a webapp thatÂ helps you discover and discuss interesting stuff that your friends on the web.Â See the web pages, videos, photos, and music your friends are sharing from around the web. You begin by setting up an account and adding various services you use including flickr, twitter, vimeo, youtube, brightkite and many more. If you are social geek, friendfeed is the place to go.
BuddyFeed’s clean interface and easy navigation allows easy browsing and engagement with content your friends are posting. You can comment, mark liked and view the links within the integrated browser. As you would also expect, you can discover people’s profiles, their feeds and subscribe to them. The latest 1.1 update has really madeÂ BuddyFeed complete with integration of lists and rooms. There is always room for improvement and speed might be one of those. Loading the content can be slightly sluggish at times especially when there are a lot of images inÂ question.Â Another slight problem is avoiding to click on the content when scrolling. As you can see in the video posted comment is slightly too sensitive when trying to swipe you finger to scroll.Â Â Neither of these two issues affectÂ much theÂ general experience and with future updates we are sure these will be addressed.
- View your feeds of home, lists, rooms and everyone.
- View your own feeds, likes and commented messages.
- Inline web browser for links in messages
- View comments and likes of messages
- View user profiles and feeds
- Search in your feeds
- Search in all public feeds
- Post messages
- Post message to a room
- Post images in messages
- Post comment to messages
- Like/unlike messages
- Hide/unhide messages
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe to a user
- Bookmarklet for Safari for posting messages
If you are looking for a FriendFeed client for the iPhone,Â BuddyFeed is your best choice.
Developer:Â Robin Lu
- Deskography [WebApp] Deskography is a simple little service where you upload photos of your desk. Already incredibly popular on many sites' forums, it is veryÂ apparentÂ that people love sharing where they work and what set-ups they have. This is not just because to see where all that hard work comes from but also because we love getting ideas on how to improve our workingÂ environments. After all, this is probablyÂ where we spend most of our time. Deskography is a dedicated site to people that love sharing their workspace photos. Besides the basic photo upload functionality, you can also create desks (folders) where you store all the images related to that desk. This may be your desk at home or at work. Another great recent addition areÂ organizations where you can get your co-workers to submit their own desk photos. What a great way to get an isight into the workings of a company we love than see their employees' desks. Things have been moving slightly slowly in the past few weeks butÂ Gustaf andÂ Johan areÂ back working on the site and we expect some cool future updates, the most recent one beingÂ organizations. See where people you admire spend their days and nights. Thinking about realigning your office and need some inspiration? Browse photos of desks that people in your industry have uploaded. Go on, upload picture of your desk and share it with the world! Platform: WebApp Version: N/A Cost: Free Developer: […]
- Dopplr [iPhone] Dopplr is an online tool for frequent travelers. The idea is simple. You enter your travel details, city, dates, description and you can share that data with your fellow travelers and friends. I am a big fan. Even though not a big traveller, keeping track of my friends' trips in my iCal has become an indispensable tool. Today, Dopplr is also available for iPhone and iPod Touch. If you are not sure what Dopplr is, check out our review back in October last year. iPhone app brings all the tools we are so used to on the website. Your friends are listed, their current location, their planned trips and in the recent months Dopplr has grown to become a great resource for finding locations in cities you visit. This forms quite a big part of the iPhone app. Using location services on the iPhone, Dopplr can show you nearest hotels, restaurants, places to see and more. Maps are included and all the places of interest are mapped based on your location. In addition, you send send messages to your fellow travelers and call/sms them using their contact details listed. Too many features to list. The team has done a wonderful job. App is clean, easy to navigate and includes all the features you would want. If you never used dopplr before, I highly recommend it. With the iPhone app now available, even more reason to start sharing your trips. Of course, as with any other "social network" it all comes down to how many of your friends use it. Considering doppls includes great integration with Twitter, Facebook, Friend Feed, Flickr and other social networks this task may not be so hard after all. Recently Dopplr has also started publishing your travel reports. They are a wonderful record of places you visit, people you meet. I've attached here Alex's which is way more interesting than mine. There is also a group onÂ flickr set-up to show off your Dopplr destination stickers. Created using Moo service, there is anÂ API available that you can use. Dopplr is fun, social and free (as is the iPhone app), sign up and start sharing your trips today! Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: Dopplr […]
- TiltShift Generator [iPhone] – Preview TiltShift Generator is a new iPhone photo effector application by Takayuki Fukatsu. Currently in development and available in the AppStore soon, TiltShift Generator builds on Takayuki's previous iPhone apps (ToyCamera, QuadCamera) to deliver something quite unique. For those unfamiliar with the TiltShift term:Â the method refers to the use ofÂ camera by tilting theÂ lensÂ relative to theÂ image planeÂ and using a largeÂ apertureÂ to achieve a very shallowÂ depth of field (wikipedia). TiltShift Generator AirÂ app is already available and the upcomingÂ iPhone version brings a wonderful set of features to produce some truly amazing photo effects on the go. We have been sent a beta version to have a play, and have to say that this may be the best iPhone photo app TakayukiÂ has made to date. When you launch the app you are welcomed with the screen to choose either a photo from your album or take a new photo. Once you have loaded the pic you can switch between different modes including ability to change circle or strip blur effect (similar to tiltshift), modify colour by adjusting saturation, brightness or contrast, and third apply vignetting effectÂ to your photo (dark shadows around the edges). Adjusting levels is done via sliders which provides an instant number feedback of how much effect your are applying.Â As you would expect, save option is the last button which processes effect you have selected Â and saves the photo to your library. Settings are always remebered so if you quit the app and open it again taking a new photo, the same effects will be applied at start and you can change them as you like. TiltShift Generator also includes fullÂ Twitter integration. Where you expect this to be a "upload to photo service, provide a short url and open preferred twitter client", TiltShiftGen allows you to post to twitter straight from the app. This is achieved with the help of Takuma Mori and his open source Twitter client NatsuLion, providing a seamless integration so you are able to enter the tweet text and both the text and your photo (via twitgoo.com)Â are posted to twitter. This option is available from "Save" menu where you can also send your pictures by mail (once again fully integrated into the app). TiltShift Generator for the iPhone brings a set of features that allow you to create and share amazing photos quickly and easily. The app's icon is an icing on cake. Slick, clean, obviously inspired by the Cemara.app icon but suggesting a whole new set of features.Â Full featured, point, shoot and share iPhone app, TiltShift Generator will be an absolute must when released. Now available! Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 (first week only / normally $2.99) Developer: Takayuki Fukatsu UPDATE: 02.09.2009 / To celebrate the release, Takayuki was kind enough to send us 5 promocodes to give away. Leave a comment below to enter. Winners will be picked by random later […]
- Cascade [Processing] Cascade is the latest project by NYTimes R&D department that allows precise analysis of the structures that underly sharing activity on the web. Initiated by Mark Hansen and working with Jer Thorp and Jake Porway (Data Scientist at the Times) the team spent the last 6 months building the tool to understand how information propagates through the social media space. While initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool and its underlying logic may be applied to any publisher or brand interested in understanding how its messages are shared. The app is primarily an exploratory tool, Jer explains. NYTimes publishes more than 6,000 pieces of content every month, and the team can now analyse every sharing event involving this content using Cascade. Jer describes the basic app workflow: - A 'Story Mode' which shows a set of stories, and their associated event cascades. These stories can be requested via keyword search, section search, or a variety of 'interestingness' metrics. This view has some low-level visualizations of activity over time which allow us to focus in on event cascades which might be particularly interesting. - A 'Cascade Mode' which allows us to view the event cascades. The cascades build over time - one of the things we've been most interested in with this tool has the time-based analysis. Rather than seeing static views of the social graph, we can actually see the sharing networks unfold over time. This mode has three distinct views in which each cascade can be examined: 1) A 'side view' which shows all of the events over time, and uses the Y axis to indicate degrees of separation from the originating event 2) A 'radar view' which views the system from overhead and lets users identify 'threads' of conversation 3) A 3D 'tree view' which combines views 1 and 2 The tool is built in Processing, with a lot of help from Andres Colubri's GLGraphics library and toxiclibs. It runs on any machine, but is staged on a 5-screen video wall. This 'exhibition' app runs in an automatic mode, in which it explores the terrain of available data and wanders through the various presentation modes. The wall can also be controlled by a custom iPhone app which is a fairly simple and sends OSC commands to the display system. The team considered using touch or gestural input to control the display but in the end this gave them the control they wanted while being able to use the interface at some distance from the screens. All of the data is stored in a Mongo database, which they access through a Python API. They also used R quite a lot during the exploratory phases. The largest cascades they are currently loading have about 25,000 events. These are all rendered in 3D at full framerate (60fps) across 5 screens (6400x720) by a single machine. Jer suspects the system could handle trees of up to 50,000 events (all thanks to Andres & GLGraphics). The data that the team are currently using is a 2-week sample from July/August, but Jer says they will be moving to a near real-time data feed very soon. The implementation used right now looks at the sharing of NYTimes content over Twitter but Jer explains that in fact Cascade is a system that could be used to model any kind of sharing activity. They're already looking at implementing it for other Times properties (boston.com, etc. ) and will be testing it out on other sharing systems over the coming months. If you would like to know more about the project, make sure you also check out Coverage on Project Cascade from Nieman Journalism Lab. Of course, there is also the Project Page at NYTLabs. -- Jer will be presenting latest work including Cascades at Resonate, new digital arts festival taking place later this year in Belgrade. Other confirmed speakers are available here + sign up to the newsletter for more info available soon. You can also follow on Twitter or join the group on […]
- Brightkite Beta [WebApp] Â Brightkite is a location-based social network. In real time you can see where your friends are and what they're up to. An invite only service allows you to connect to your friends and always stay in touch with where they are. Similar to services like twitter, it allows you to post updates using the website, your mobile device via m.brightkite.com and your iphone via the webapp available at i.brightkite.com. Other features include ability to see the map and where your friends are in relation to you, see people near you by specifying distance, create placemarks for easy updates in the future and much more. I am sure, as many other Brightkite users, we eagerly await native iPhone app (currently in private beta) but available â€œsoonâ€.Â Recent addition of â€œGuess My Locationâ€ feature now allows users to set location without having to search for it manually. This is achieved by using Loki and Geode service, analyzing WiFi networks in your proximity and triangulating your location (iPhone 1st Gen map feature). In addition, you are able to update your status on Twitter, announcing your current location or when you post a photo.Â If you would like to try out Brightkite, leave a comment below and weâ€™ll send you an invite (10 remaining). It is a great service, well designed for many platforms. We are sure that with the native iPhone app released, Brightkite will gain centre stage in the world of location based services. For now, if you are looking for a location based site to update your friends of your location Brightkite is the place to go. If you own an iPhone,Â TwinkleÂ (location based twitter) might be your better option. Platform: WebApp (Mac/Windows/Linux.. - ALL) Cost: Free (Invite Only) Developer:Â No Sleep Media LLC http://brightkite.com/ [xrr […]
- Flickr App Spectacular [Images] Flickr is an interesting place. When we are all used to hanging out on our profile page or checking out our contacts' photos, the sheer amounts of images available on Flickr means that it is probably guaranteed that you may never discover some photos or screens areÂ trulyÂ amazing. When it comes to Apps, we may just be able to help a little. Here are some interesting groups, related to apps, software, creation and innovation in software design. If we have missed any, please let us know in the comments. Time to hit that 'Join This Group' button. Â USER INTERFACE DESIGN User Interface Review User interface - Review, and be reviewed.Â Improving interface through peer review. UI Design Post your screenshots of user interfaces you think stand out. Whether PC or Mac, your own designs or ones you admire or hate; all are welcome. Interaction Designers An essential User Experience discipline, because without interactions, there can be no experiences, Interaction Designers define how products and services behave in response to human action. Â Â MAC ï£¿ Mac OS X Favorite Apps Your top 3 favorite Mac OS X Software apps! Apple Snaps Please only post photos that are screenshots of your desktop, laptop or iPhone, iPod Touch.Â Mac Desktop Screenshot Full size screenshot of your Mac OS only.Â PrefPanes Show off your 3rd-party OS X prefpanes. Â Â IPHONE iPhone Screenshots Screenshots of the iPhone both original apps and 3rd party. Please use notes to describe icons, buttons, etc. Add as many as you would like.Â iPhone Customization A chronicle of customized iPhone UI elements (wallpapers, Docks, icons, etc.) in screenshot form. iPhone Home Screens Screenshots of your iPhone homescreen(s). Â Â MAC/WINDOWS/... Daily Screens Daily Screens is a group where you can publish a daily screenshot of your desktop. Can be just wallpaper, but would be cool if it included whatever you\'re currently working/playing with. Desktop Show and Tell Screenshots of your desktop, whether it is Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm, Windows Mobile, your phone, whatever. Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is upon us, and we're gathering in San Francisco to enjoy the fog, the drivers, and some healthy dose of speaking. All your apps TodosÂ is a neat little app that shows off all (well, most) of your applications. So, show us your apps. All of 'em! Â Â OTHER ProcessingAn open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.Â Max/Msp/Jitter For sharing max/msp/jitter ideas, patches, how-to's, and questions. The goal is to de-mystify the use of max/msp and have an open forum for learning and sharing. Â Â ...... and of course, last but not least,Â CreativeApplications.Net, ie we.Â Apps that Inspire!Â OSX, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Web Apps, Flash, Physical Interfaces, Max MSP development, Processing and many others. Have a great weekend […]
- 5 Twitter Art Projects – Volume 3 [WebApp] Nearly 4 months since our last post on Twitter Art Projects but this time we have collected more diverse than ever collection of art installations/web projects that utilize twitter in a very unique way. From radio controlled cars to hand drawings these show that there is much more to twitter than what some may have had for breakfast - definetly a reflection on our group consciousness.. (vol 1). If you missed the previous editions, check out: Volume 1 + Volume 2 Hard Drivin Hard Drivin’ is a kinetic installation created by Ivan Twohig, Benjamin Gaulon and Brian Solon. The title of the piece references Hard Drivin’ a video game released in 1989. The game featured the first 3D polygon driving environment. The installation involves radio controlled (R/C) cars that physically react to short messages (‘tweets’) sent through the popular social networking site Twitter. The cars are placed on a 3d-like structure inspired by polygonal modeling. Anyone can participate by telling the cars to begin following another user, by sending a simple command inside a tweet. You can get the cars to start following a user, by sending a reply to @harddrivin, e.g.: @harddrivin follow @exchangedublin Then every time that user tweets, one of the cars will move in a random direction. More info @ http://harddrivin.com + see this Flickr Set for more images. Default to Public "Default to Public" is a project by Jens Wunderling dealing with the discrepancy between people's feeling of privacy on the web and the physical world. It consists of an ongoing series of objects and interventions linking the physical world to the online world in unexpected and narrative ways to create awareness for self-exposure. Currently there are three projects, Status Panel, TweetScreen and Tweetleak with another two still under wraps named Classified Tweets and Tweetcast. Status Panel enhances the well known interface - the doorbell providing a small LCD panel displaying one's twitter status along with the name. Additionally the status panel has it's own Twitter Account and then the button is pressed it re-tweets one's current tweet. Tweetscreen is a networked projection/installation in public space showing tweets which have been written near it's own physical location on a large projection screen. The twitter users whose tweets have been chosen receive a reply message aling with the photo taken by a webcam. Tweetleak is a monolithic anthracithe-coloured pole which is placed in a public place aggregating tweets from nearby and "materialises them". After the tweet has been printed out the author is notified. All works follow a simple, yet powerful principle: Information from the twitter network (standing for information on the web) are displayed in another public environment, the documentation of this process is fed back into the digital public sphere and the authors of the information are notified of that abduction. Two public spheres are temporarily linked, creating repercussions of communication in the digital public sphere, which seems to be regarded as less public than the physical world, although it has a far wider reach than classic media, plus it never expires or is written over. More information at defaulttopublic.net Tweeting Colors Tweeting Colors is webpage comprised of vertical color bars created by special tweets from Twitter users. New bars are added from the left, pushing the existing arrangement to the right. A project by A Feverish Dream, this piece allows the audience to directly manipulate the resulting visual. Anyone can view the piece, but a Twitter user can add bars by following these simple directions. The page auto-refreshes a few times a minute, so sit back and enjoy the Color Feed. To participate in Tweeting Colors, simply post a tweet containing the following three elements: #afd (This is a tag acting as a filter. The "afd" stands for A Feverish Dream) a color name from the HTML color chart below. It is not case-sensitive, so you can use all caps or all lowercase. a number between 1 and 20, inclusive. This determines the width of the vertical band of color you're creating. Your tweet should show up in the Color Feed within a minute. Examples of acceptable tweets: #afd DARKRED 4 or deeppink 18 #afd or you can simply work these tags into a normal post: Cleaning out the blue garage today #afd 8 See more at tweetingcolors.com UTV UTV is the transposition of our Internet identities from Twitter feeds to an over-the-air TV broadcast. UTV is part of an exhibition entitled "Ill Communication" by Rob Duarte, which examines the role of technology in our understandings of community and communication. The format of the exhibition is such that each of the participating artists presents a work that spans two halves of the gallery space - an "interface" and an "output". Interface The UTV installation begins with an open presentation of the technology behind the television broadcast. A laptop computer connects to a display, which shows the real-time workings of the scripts and patches that gather Twitter feeds from people in the Chicago area. A camcorder then converts the image into a ready-for-TV signal and finally leads to a UHF transmitter that broadcasts the content to any television sets in the area. The corkboard above this makeshift TV station contains my notes, sketches and observations about the technical process, comparisons between the sociopolitical histories of Internet and broadcast TV media, and the re-appropriation of the obsolete medium of analog TV for the purposes of broadcasting local community-produced content. Output In the second half of the gallery, a pile of TVs and their rabbit-ear antennae are tuned to UHF channel 14½ to receive the reconfigured broadcast. The commentaries and mini-monologues from the once-digital medium scroll past the TV screens at varying speeds. The translation of this content to the fuzzy world of analog TV happens as the medium reaches the final stage of its gradual appropriation for purely commercial purposes. When it is discontinued this year, its final remains will be sold to private corporations and its demise as a medium for geographically relevant, freely available, community-driven content will be complete. UTV is an effort to filter "local" content from the world-wide medium of the Internet and funnel it back into the communication void that will exist during the final days of analog TV and beyond. This project also serves to expose this sociopolitical history of analog broadcasting and compare it to the power struggles that the Internet has and will face in the future. More about Rob and his other work can be found at robduarte.com Twitter Drawings On February 19th, 2009, Marc Horowitz posted this “tweet” on twitter.com (see first image below). Each of the 100 original drawings were mailed out to the first 100 respondents after the entire collection was put on display at Postmasters Gallery in New York as part of the exhibition “The future is not what it used to be” from February 28th - April 4th, 2009. This limited-edition catalog contains all 100 drawings and you can purchase it at http://bit.ly/buytwitterbook. You can see all the drawings at http://bit.ly/twitterdrawings. If you are interested in purchasing the book, see here. Marc continues to tweet and you should add him at […]
Posted on: 26/01/2009
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