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: […]
- Daytum [iPhone, WebApp] Created by Nicholas Feltron and Ryan Case, Daytum for iPhone is complementary application for Daytum web app to track your daily activities. iPhone app allows you to add, edit and view entries to help collect and communicate the most important stats in your world. Daytum was originally conceived by Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton as an elegant and intuitive tool for counting and communicating personal statistics, inspired by Nicholas Felton's "Annual Reports" which he has been making since 2005. The iPhone app adopts the beautiful and familiar cyan and grey palette offering all the features you'd expect for inputting and tracking data on the go. Within the app, the entries page features an entry field and a list of recent entries. Tapping an item name or entry amount will link to their detail views. By swiping across an entry, you can quickly choose to re-add that item and amount at the current time, or choose to edit or delete the entry. The main item and category views are scrollable lists. Tap the button at the top of the page to add a new item or category. Click on an item or category to visit its detailed view, or swipe to quickly reveal edit and delete options. Not only can you add data quickly but also the app allows you to visualise the same data in beautiful graphs. Selecting an item or category from the list view loads the graph view. Dragging the handles below the graph allows for the default 2 week range to be adjusted. Drag over the graph to see the entry total for a specific day. In addition there is favourites view, a place to keep frequently referenced graphs. Save an item or category here by pressing the star icon on a graph. When it's blue, the graph has been saved to your favourites. As it can be expected, Nicholas and Ryan have done a wonderful job with the app. Although utilising in a lot of instances standard UIKit elements, there are tweeks and quirky elements that give the app unique feel. Some may miss the minimal feel of the web app, myself included, but the iPhone app seem to make the best of the two worlds. UI is light, fast and functional. Tracking your data requires discipline and persistence. My only concern with tools such as this has always been that they required 100% commitment which Nicholas is known for (see video below). I would love to see features added to the web app which allows you to pull activities from other sources such as RSS or Flickr, something that Momento does. The actual how this data can be filtered may be related to keywords or hashtags but never the less it would be great way to collect, analyse and reflect upon your activities. For the time being, Daytum relies much on your persistance to be able to reach a point and enought data is collected. With the knowledge that API is on it's way we can rest assured that most of the things I just mentioned are on the way. iPhone app is just the first step in that direction, using oAuth and undocumented and currently private API. To summarise, Daytum is a fantastic way to collect and track important stats. iPhone app is a wonderfully made and designed iPhone app to complement Daytum service. Considering it's free, including the web service which is also free, limited to 1000 entries giving you enough reason to try it. Should you feel this is something you'd like to continue using, a tiny fee of $4 a month should be no deterrent whatsoever. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: Daytum See also your.flowingdata […]
- 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 […]
- N Building.app [iPhone] N Building is a commercial structure located near Tachikawa station amidst a shopping district. The team at Qosmo working together with teradadesign architecture studio thought of using QR Code (two-dimensional bar code) as the facade of the building. By reading the QR Code with your mobile device you can obtain up to date shop information but the fun doesn't end there. Using the iPhone with specially developed application you can see what is happening inside the building with people's comments made on online appearing in speech bubbles. You can also browse shop information, make reservations and download coupons (see video). The building is detected in real time by its shape. Characters are then superimposed over the live video. Twitter feed comments are located via GPS tagging. Store information, reservations and other infrastructure is part of the iPhone application. The iPhone application is not for sale in the iTunes App Store, but is available to interested parties on request. The project is a collaboration between teradadesign + Qosmo. For more information see this post by Nao Tokui, CEO of Qosmo Inc. (Thanks […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
Posted on: 26/01/2009
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