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Pocket Sized Podcast 149: Findery with John Fox

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Overview

Findery is a wonderful location, culture, and story discovery service with a new iOS app for iPhone. John Fox of Findery joins us to talk about how it is used for sharing stories, tracking interests across the world, and discovering things in a new way. John Nemo washes your iPhone’s mouth out with soap on World’s Shortest Reviewcast.

Introducing John Fox [01:10–02:40]

John Fox is a friend of ours from days long past, known for MemoryMiner and other development work. Scott and John talk about the old days.

MemoryMiner

Findery [02:45–08:44]

John is currently working at Findery, a social discovery app and web service that helps people find and share their location, culture, and interest stories from around the world. John talks about what Findery is and how it enables this type of storytelling.

Findery for iPhone

Findery website

Findery Blog

Findery UI Overview[08:45–15:50]

John leads us through the Findery UI, which has been carefully laid out to aid in sharing and discovery.

Travelling and capturing memories and stories[15:50–17:20]

John recalls travels of his and how he was able to record audio soundscapes, and how we all have iOS devices now that are capable of gathering photos, videos, and recordings of everywhere we go. He also talks about tweeting experiences versus capturing them and being able to share them more richly later.

Users and content are what make discovery services compelling[17:20–18:47]

The community is what makes apps like Findery successful, and Findery has worked hard on getting community and getting content into Findery through the web site and now the iOS app.

Making mobile apps discoverable and understandable[19:30–25:15]

Ronnie and John talk about how to make app features discoverable on mobile apps and how the Findery team has worked to try to make it easier for new users.

Sponsored by Squarespace[25:15–28:48]

This episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is sponsored by Squarespace. Use offer code MARS for 10% off your first purchase at Squarespace.

Findery for iOS UI and translating Findery for the web to mobile[28:48–31:52]

John talks about how making the app accessible to people whose iPhones are their computers was important to Findery.

Charity: water

Findery business model[31:52–36:08]

Findery is a free app, so what’s the business model? John explains, and also talks about the Findery team and a little bit about their financial situation.

Fun discoveries on Findery[36:08–42:34]

Scott asks John what some of the neater things he’s discovered due to Findery are.

Private notes, journaling, and sharing[42:34–45:58]

Ronnie asks John about some of the other sharing aspects of Findery, such as private notes, as well as possible integration with other apps.

Contact information and Links[45:58–48:38]

John tells us how to find him (and us) on Findery, and on Twitter as well.

Findery for iPhone

Findery website

John Fox on Findery

John Fox on Twitter

Scott on Findery

Ronnie on Findery

MemoryMiner

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John Nemo and World’s Shortest Reviewcast[48:38–51:33]

John Nemo cleans your iPhone’s mouth out with soap with the PhoneSoap Charger.

PhoneSoap Charger

PhoneSoap Videos

PhoneSoap Charger Review

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Pocket Sized Podcast 123: Thar’s Gold in them thar iPhones

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Scott and Ronnie talk about some of the possibilities for upcoming iPhones, Scott’s own iPhone misadventures, the Genius Bar experience, Map comparisons on vacation, iTunes Raido, and more. This week’s World’s Shortest Reviewcast with John Nemo stands on its own with the US3 Drive and the Just Mobile AluDisc.

Links:

iPhone 5S will come in gold and likely sport fingerprint sensor
http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/19/the-gold-iphone–5s-fingerprint-scanners-and-the-future-of-ios/

Gold/Champagne iPhone 5S shell compared to white and black iPhones
http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/22/goldchampagne-iphone–5s-shell-compared-to-white-and-black-iphones-gallery/

iTunes Radio
http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-radio/

iTunes Radio tipped for September launch with big brands on board
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/21/apple-itunes-radio-us-launch

Apple Genius Bar
http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/

Apple Store iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-store/id375380948?mt=8

Work with a broken power button on the iPhone / iPad using an iOS fix
http://osxdaily.com/2013/07/29/broken-power-button-iphone-ios-fix/

US3 Drive – Waterproof drive, stylus, and smartphone stand
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/551014525/us3-drive-waterproof-drive-stylus-and-smartphone-s

Just Mobile AluDisc – Mac
http://usa.just-mobile.com/mac/aludisc.html

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Pocket Sized Podcast 99: More Maps, More Mail, No Red Balloons

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John Nemo of the World’s Shortest Reviewcast and AppMinute Podcast joins Scott to talk about the turn-by-turn functionality of Apple Maps and Google Maps, as well as using Gmail in the browser on iOS.  Mark Greentree of Not Another Mac Podcast has a tip for listeners on how to delete their iOS device backups. Wait… What?

Links from the show:

Apple iOS Maps app

http://www.apple.com/ios/maps/

Google Chrome Universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome/id535886823?mt=8

Mercury Browser universial iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mercury-browser-fast-web-browser/id331012646?mt=8

Gmail universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gmail-email-from-google/id422689480?mt=8

Google Maps for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

RAM Cradle for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045072079076045065080057085/Default.aspx

Why Ballmer doesn’t want Office on the iPad

http://www.zdnet.com/why-ballmer-doesnt-want-office-on-the-ipad-7000010566/

AppMinute Podcast

http://www.appminute.com/

Not Another Mac Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-another-mac-podcast/id441318415

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Pocket Sized Podcast 98: App Alternatives

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Jon Faehl of The Social Converse podcast talks with Scott about third party alternatives to some of Apple’s iOS apps. John Nemo talks about a Jewel of a flash drive, and road warrior tools for those on the road.

Links from the show:

ADATA Dash Drive Durable UD310 Jewel like USB Flash Drive

http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=3&piid=199&lan=us

Sparrow for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sparrow/id492573565?mt=8

Gmail universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gmail-email-from-google/id422689480?mt=8

Mailbox iOS app for Gmail (supposedly coming soon)

http://www.mailboxapp.com

2 Days universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2-days/id476810732?mt=8

Any.DO To-do list for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/any.do-to-do-list/id497328576?mt=8

TaskPaper universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taskpaper-simple-to-do-lists/id354540092?mt=8

Wunderlist for iPhone and iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wunderlist/id406644151?mt=8

2Do Tasks universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2do-tasks-done-in-style/id303656546?mt=8

Google Maps for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

Google Search universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-search/id284815942?mt=8

Drafts for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drafts/id502385074?mt=8

Drafts for iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drafts-for-ipad/id542797283?mt=8

Evernote universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8

Calendars by Readdle universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calendars-by-readdle/id371434886?mt=8

Agenda Calendar universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agenda-calendar/id440764409?mt=8

Calcbot universal iOS app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calcbot-intelligent-calculator/id376694347?mt=8

YouTube Capture for iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-capture/id576941441?mt=8

The Social Converse Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-converse/id583068898

Piratesaurs iBook by Donny Yankellow

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/piratesaurs/id596562315?mt=11

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Pocket Sized Podcast 95: Sonos Prompt

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Peter talks about his Sonos Wireless HiFi music system completely unprompted. Scott talks about the Prompt SSH iOS app, more on Google Maps iOS app, and Scott and Peter talk about other iOS utility apps such as iSSH, join.me and Ignition. John Nemo interviews Oona about being a working college graduate and dealing the pressures and time constraints imposed by social media.

Links from the show:

Fantastical for iPhone
http://flexibits.com/fantastical-iphone

The most unbelievable iPhone case gallery
http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/11/the-most-unbelievable-iphone-case-ever-gallery/

Sonos Controller for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonos-controller-for-iphone/id293523031?mt=8

Sonos Controller for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonos-controller-for-ipad/id392727786?mt=8

Sonos Play:5
http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/play5

Sonos Play:3
http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/play3

Sonos SUB
http://www.sonos.com/introducing/sub

Sonos CONNECT
http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/connect

Sonos BRIDGE
http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/bridge

Google Maps iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

Apple Maps
http://www.apple.com/ios/maps/

TomTom USA universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s.a./id343289842?mt=8

Launching 3rd-party navigation apps from Apple Maps
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/11/29/trains-planes-and-transit-apps/

Prompt SSH client for iOS
http://panic.com/prompt/

Prompt universal iOS SSH app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prompt/id421507115?mt=8

iSSH
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/issh-ssh-vnc-console/id287765826?mt=8

join.me universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/join-me/id409811927?mt=8

LogMeIn Ignition universal iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ignition/id299616801?mt=8

PIN number analysis
http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september32012/

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Maps VS. Maps
Pocket Sized Podcast #93

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Scott, Peter, and special guest Jon Faehl from The Social Converse podcast talk about maps on iOS, both from Apple and from Google. And John Nemo’s World’s Shortest Reviewcast finds you iPad accessories. And he didn’t even need a map to do it!

Links from the show:

New Google Maps for iOS brings vectors, transit, and navigation features
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/13/new-google-maps-for-ios-brings-vectors-transit-and-navigation-features

Google Maps markers and info windows
http://support.google.com/maps/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=1687350&answer=144335

TomTom for USA and Canada iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s.-canada/id326075661?mt=8

Navigon USA iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navigon-usa/id384680007?mt=8

Waze Social GPS traffic and gas iOS app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-social-gps-traffic-gas/id323229106?mt=8

iPad for Seniors book
http://www.visualsteps.com/ipad/index.php

The Snugg iPad 4 Case Cover and Flip Stand
http://www.amazon.com/Snugg-iPad-Case-Interior-Automatically/dp/B007BZOGLG/

Soft Touch Flex Holder for iPad 3 with Clamp
http://www.softtouchmfg.com/soft-touch-flex-holder-for-ipad3-w-clamp/

Jon Faehl on App.net
https://alpha.app.net/jonf

The Social Converse podcast in iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-converse/id583068898

Social Converse on App.net
https://alpha.app.net/social_converse

Social Converse on Twitter
https://twitter.com/social_converse

 

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Norm!
Pocket Sized Podcast #92

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Peter reviews The Norm, a vent mounted dash mount for your iPhone. Scott and Peter then talk about Apple luring Australians to their deaths via Maps, Apple TV updates are coming, and how they sync their iOS devices and how they use iTunes with them (or not). John Nemerovski brings a World’s Shortest Reviewcast full of accessories ranging from cases to photo lenses in his short holiday gift guide.

Links from the show:

The Norm vent mount dash mount for iPhone

Apple Maps could kill you in Australia, say Australian Police

Apple Maps Can Be Life Threatening

Apple Maps has dangerous Australian error

Apple Maps Updated to fix ghost-city in Australian desert

Apple TV

Apple TV expected to support bluetooth keyboards in upcoming update

Indications of Appy Holidays for Apple TV

Sena Cases Ultraslim Classic for iPhone 5

ōlloclip 3-in-One iPhone Photo Lens

MobiTour Portable Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker

NuGuard GripStand Bundle for iPad 3rd and 4th Gen

RadEQ Equalizer for streaming online radio universal iOS app

Audioforge Labs iOS app for music manipulation

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Dueling Keyboards
Pocket Sized Podcast #91

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Scott and Peter review the Genius Ultra-thin Bluetooth Keyboard and the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for use with iPads, and then start debating the merits of tablets vs. laptops, and the anger towards Apple’s Maps app. And John Nemo gets bookish with a couple iPhone related tomes that might improve your iPhone experience in Nemo’s World’s Shortest Reviewcast.

Links from the show:

WeWantApps universal iOS app

iPad and iPhone Development ebook for iPad in iBooks

iPad and iPhone Development course by Stanford University in iTunes U

Xcode for OS X in the Mac App store

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation

Genius Ultra-thin Bluetooth Keyboard for Three-in-one system

iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition

iPhone for Seniors

iPhone for Seniors bonus online chapters

iPad mini: It’s a productivity tool, too by Mark Greentree

With Maps, Apple’s lost by John C. Abell

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Blast Your Bubble
Pocket Sized Podcast #82

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Scott starts off with a little more Maps opinion, but steers the show towards fun and relaxation for the rest of the podcast. Peter and Scott confess an addiction to Bubble Blast Rescue, and John Nemo listens with the Quarkie Viper head earphones while resting his arm on the GoSmart RestPad.

Links from the show:

iOS Maps app
http://www.apple.com/ios/maps/

Refined iOS 6 highlighted by stunning Maps overhaul
http://www.macworld.com/article/2010065/review-refined-ios-6-highlighted-by-stunning-maps-overhaul.html

iOS 6 maps vs. iOS 5 maps vs. maps.google.com
http://www.imore.com/ios-6-maps-vs-ios-5-maps-vs-mapsgooglecom-maps-apps-iphone-shootout

Bubble Blast Rescue universal iOS app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bubble-blast-rescue/id536529627?mt=8

Bubble Blast Rescue Free universal iOS app
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bubble-blast-rescue-free/id536549933?mt=8

Quarkie Viper head in-ear earphones
http://www.quarkie.com/eng/products/collection-1/1/1/viper-head.html

GoSmart RestPad
http://justgosmart.com/restpad/

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The Amazing iOS 6!
Podcast Sized Podcast #81

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Scott and Peter talk about the amazing iOS 6, including (what else?) the amazing iOS 6 maps! But they talk about much more than just maps. It’s all about iOS 6! Also, John Nemo blinds us with the Joby GorillaTorch, and Sam Negri brings a case against the Extreme Edge iPad Case.

Links from the show:

Apple iOS 6: What’s new
http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/

8 subtle changes in iOS 6
http://realmacsoftware.com/blog/8-subtle-changes-in-ios-6

How to make the best use of iOS 6’s Do Not Disturb feature
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09/how-to-make-the-best-of-ios-6s-do-not-disturb-feature/

What can you say to Siri in iOS 6?
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/09/14/what-can-you-say-to-siri-in-ios-6/

The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com

How to report a problem with iOS 6 Maps data
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/24/how-to-report-a-problem-with-ios-6-maps-data/

Apple says give Maps time, the more you use it, the better it will get
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/20/apple-maps-major-initiative-the-people-use-it-better-will-get/?awesm=tnw.to_d51h

Apple recruiting ex-Google Maps staff
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/source-apple-aggressively-recruiting-ex-google-maps-staff-to-build-out-ios-maps/

Implementing Smart Banners
http://david-smith.org/blog/2012/09/20/implementing-smart-app-banners/

iOS 6 security side is huge
http://news.softpedia.com/news/iOS-6-Security-Side-Is-Huge-Probably-the-Biggest-Yet-293800.shtml

Passbook: the unfinished app
http://vusavusa.com/2012/09/passbook-the-unfinished-app/

Extreme Edge iPad Case and 10″ Tablet Case
http://g-form.com/products/extreme-edge-10-tablet/

Joby GorillaTorch
http://joby.com/gorillatorch

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