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The city app debate: Councilman Bobby Henon plans to launch CityHall App before Philly 311

Apr. 11, 2012 11:30 am

The city app debate: Councilman Bobby Henon plans to launch CityHall App before Philly 311

A public, Philly 311 mobile app to supplement the city’s non-emergency call center was last week again pledged to Philadelphians by summer, two years after first missing a deadline. New sixth district City Councilman Bobby Henon is promising a similar tool dubbed cleverly-enough the CityHall iPhone app as soon as next week, as the Daily […]
Dan Marcolina: iPhoneography by author of “iPhone Obsessed” on display at Hamilton Hall through March 26

Mar. 22, 2012 11:56 am

Dan Marcolina: iPhoneography by author of “iPhone Obsessed” on display at Hamilton Hall through March 26

The beauty of iPhoneography is that anyone can do it. But Dan Marcolina’s iPhoneography exhibit, “Revealing the Obvious,” shows that not everyone can do it quite so painstakingly well. The exhibit, which is showing at the Hamilton Hall building at the University of the Arts in Center City now through March 26, is an homage […]
It Happened Here: location-based iPhone, Android discovery app launches Philly version uncategorized

Nov. 23, 2011 10:00 am

It Happened Here: location-based iPhone, Android discovery app launches Philly version

It Happened Here, a location-based, news-driven U.S. city exploration application for iPhone and Android, has launched a Philadelphia version. Featuring 200 geo-located events and growing for Philly — from the familiar Revolution-era notes to more modern sites like film locations and celebrity sightings — the application has versions for five other cities. The $2.99 price […]
Augmented Reality by PhillyHistory.org and Azavea launches on iPhone, Android uncategorized

Jun. 8, 2011 10:00 am

Augmented Reality by PhillyHistory.org and Azavea launches on iPhone, Android

The following is a report done in partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods Program, the capstone class for the Temple Journalism Department. In February 2010, the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities awarded the Philadelphia Department of Records a Digital Humanities Startup grant to investigate the use of augmented reality applications for […]
What if a tweet cost your nonprofit $18,000 in Comcast funding?: Roundup business

May. 26, 2011 8:50 am

What if a tweet cost your nonprofit $18,000 in Comcast funding?: Roundup

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription for our Comcast news updates. DEFINITE READS Comcast yanks funds for nonprofit after tweet about FCC Baker’s jump [Post Tech: Washington Post] — Seattle nonprofit Reel Grrls tweeted in opposition […]
SEPTA subway iPhone app launches uncategorized

May. 5, 2011 11:30 am

SEPTA subway iPhone app launches

Patrick Cassidy, the developer behind phillysubway, has a theory about mass transit iPhone applications. “Transit systems have quirks and you need to be user of the system to write an app for it,” he says. A SEPTA rider and the lone employee at Caffeine Fish, Cassidy followed up regional rail scheduling application Trainboard with phillysubway, an iPhone app that provides […]
Tap DJ: Creating a success out of the “touchy, black box” that is the App Store creative

Mar. 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Tap DJ: Creating a success out of the “touchy, black box” that is the App Store

Switch Details: When: Tues., April 26, 6 p.m. Where: Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania Price: $9 Click Here to Get Tickets No, it’s not because Jason and C.C. Laan spend their weekends deejaying local club parties that they decided to create Tap DJ, an iPhone app that lets users mix songs and create samples, mimicking the […]
Jake and Amanda Feifer O’Brien call Philadelphia gritty, challenging, and home creative

Feb. 17, 2011 10:00 am

Jake and Amanda Feifer O’Brien call Philadelphia gritty, challenging, and home

Another in the Entrance Exam series, as part of the Why I Love Philly campaign from Young Involved Philadelphia and Indy Hall. Tell the world why you love where you live by tweeting #whyilovephilly. Tonight at National Mechanics in Old City is the campaign’s kickoff event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. RSVP here. How […]
Shop Talk: When Apple makes a “strong recommendation,” don’t ask questions dev

Nov. 10, 2010 3:38 pm

Shop Talk: When Apple makes a “strong recommendation,” don’t ask questions

When Peter Jauss of Berwyn-based computer accessory manufacturer PARAT Solutions approached Apple with his idea to design a Made For iPod multi-unit docking station, the engineers at Cupertino had a very strong recommendation for him. “They said, ‘if you ever hear us ‘strongly recommend’ something, you do it. You might not understand why. It might […]
12 iPhone apps by Philadelphians, for Philadelphians uncategorized

Aug. 17, 2010 12:15 pm

12 iPhone apps by Philadelphians, for Philadelphians

Great news for all the iPhone-addicts out there: Philly’s ever-increasing number of techies has been up to more than just taking up all the seats at your favorite Wi-Fi café. They’ve been busy developing truly Philly-centric apps, from the genius (SETPA travel, local concert information and traffic reports) to the just-for-fun (zombie braining and saving […]