Gnomedex: App Blitz

A new segment at this year’s Gnomedex featured fun/useful websites or apps. People just lined up to come on stage where they briefly described their favorites. They came so fast it was difficult to write them all down. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Waze -“a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road.” I thought this one was particularly interesting, even though I don’t spend a lot of time behind the wheel. I’m going to try to use this little rascal.
  • AudioBoo – one more voice recording app for the iPhone. Good quality but it would be more useful (for me) if I could link to multiple Twitter accounts.
  • EveryBlock – “…a new way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city.” This is one of the better known “hyper-local” news sites (recently purchased by MSNBC). Only in larger cities now but I can see these sites catching on and filtering down.
  • LazyFeed – This was one of the more interesting things I saw during the app-blitz, but it’s in the invite-only stage. So I’m going to include their intro video here, in hopes of getting one.