Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make Games With HTML5

If you have a Mac and want to develop your own games, just use GameSalad.com
TechCrunch review

exfm: Music Browsing History

TechCrunch writes:
For anyone who's ever said something along the lines of, "now what was that awesome track I heard earlier today on that music website? I can't remember, I guess I'll have wade to go through my browser history to … ah, nevermind", exfm is for you. With the entire Web as exfm's canvass, this means that music lovers have access to some 20 million songs — at least half of which weren't created Lady Gaga. That's a fairly robust library, to say the least.

EXFM
I wonder if another service could be created for online images or videos?


EchoPrint: Open Source Music Identification

I  never thought this kind of service could ever be offered for free to developers to use within their own apps. Now any app can identify the playing song. Hhmm, I wonder what kind of apps are dying for this kind of add-on feature. We'll see pretty soon.

EchoPrint
TechCrunch review

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Gnomes Are Coming

Here come the Gnomes to your smartphone. These mystical figures travel from one smartphone to another and you can keep track of where they've been all over the world.

Gnomes
TechCrunch review

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Social Media Manager

For small businesses needing to manage all their social media content within one place.

Roost.com
TechCrunch review

Friday, June 17, 2011

WildChords: Guitar Game

Since I have kids who want to learn guitar, I'm very interested in what's going on along these lines. Although I don't have much time to look at these things, occasionally I bump into these things. Here is another iPad app that make a game out of learning how to play the guitar. What's different about this one is that you can use any guitar and it will listen and recognize what strings/notes/chords you are playing, without having to "plug in" your guitar to the iPad.

WildChords.com
TechCrunch review

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two Social Networks for Kids

Everloop.com
Togetherville.com

Embed Structured Data

If you need to embed any images, videos, etc. into your site, you may want to embed all its metadata as well and present it nicely formatted. Some standard ways of doing this are:
oEmbed.com
Embed.ly

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tracking a Product Story

Every product should have a story behind it that others can easily find. That's the idea behind talesofthings.com. Just take a pic of your product, start a "blog" about it on their site, print out a QR code, and attach it to the product. When someone buys the product, they can scan the QR code to find the story behind the product. This is a really neat service. Now can you imagine if this was used for a globally traveled product?

Thursday, June 02, 2011