BIC's new My BIC Lighter app lets you pledge your devotion to the altar of rock without breaking any fire-saftey regulations. As the first few chords of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" chime in, you can fire up the app...
The developers say that the new app is a lot more powerful than the website and is a load more easy to use too. It also has some innovative features like a joint QWERTY/numeric keypad, which bearing in mind that a lot of WA queries involve both numbers and words, makes perfect sense. Other facilities include the ability to optimise the app to suit your location, the option of bookmarking queries and easier emailing or sharing of queries.
It is quite a sober and sensible idea in that for £4.99 (bit pricey Jamie) you get access to a load of recipes (with accompanying imatges and video) which apparently only take 20 minutes to rustle up. The fun bit is that if you can't be bothered to decide what to cook you simply shake your iPhone or iPod touch to generate a random recipe.
Well, Foursquare lets you see little comments and tips that people have left pegged to locations in London. You too can leave these tips reader, call them geo-tagged tweets if you will. Like some kind of game, you get rewarded for leaving more tips by being given badges. You set up a minimal profile, and add friends and can also contact your friends over the service.
For me Noel Edmonds lost the plot sometime after the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop ended (not that I'm suggesting for one minute he is mad of course, I know how litigious he can be). So to hear that he's launched an iPhone app for his belief in the crazy-sounding philosophy of Cosmic Ordering is no real surprise. Perhaps more of a surprise though is that he thinks people will pay £1.20 for it. I guess these are probably the same people who check their star signs in the newspapers and really think that one twelfth of the population will act. Apparently, according to today's Metro, Edmonds used to keep a record of his cosmic orders on 'small scraps of paper - not the ideal way to keep a record of such an important part of one's life. Apparently the 60 year old has attributed the revitalisation of his career to his new mindset which encourages people to think positively about the goals in life. "The cosmos exists solely to help those who want to help themselves. It is an incredibly powerful force and a wonderful friend," he said. To find out more about Cosmic Ordering click here.
Yahoo! has announced Flickr as a mobile application for the iPhone. Though you can already access it via the iPhone's browser, the bespoke iPhone app offers much better functionality - plus it's free. The Flickr iPhone app offers a slideshow of pics, an easy upload button on the home page and straightforward search. The end result is that getting hold of others' snaps and sharing your own is much easier than before. Shame though that the iPhone's camera is still behind some of its competitors. Apple iPhone users can download the app through the iTunes App store. Flickr also has a mobile Web site at http://m.flickr.com. Further Information: http://mobile.yahoo.com/Flickr.
So no surprise then that there is a raft of new-ish iPhone app targeted at footy fans. The newest one might just be the best. Sky Sports Live Football Centre has pretty much all your need to keep in touch including live scores, text commentary, player profiles and even live images fro the games.