“I’ve spent part of the weekend downloading and trying out dozens of the more than 800 new third-party iPhone applications that launched with the debut of Apple’s “App store.” The store is part of the new iPhone 2.0 operating system, which not only comes with the new iPhone 3G, but is also a free upgrade on older iPhones and a $10 upgrade on the iPod touch,” Walt Mossberg blogs on AllThingsD.
“These first applications range from serious programs for doctors and pilots to silly parlor tricks that take advantage of the iPhone’s motion sensors. One, called PhoneSaber, merely displays an image of a Star Wars-like light saber and makes varying light saber noises as you wave the phone in the air,” Mobberg writes.
Mossberg’s Ten iPhone Programs to Check Out
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Here are ten apps Uncle Walt thinks you might enjoy checking out, in no particular order:
• SpeechCloud Voice Dialer
• MLB.com At Bat
Read what Mossbrg has to say about each of the 10 apps he’s highlighted here.
We’ve found that Shazam and/or Midomi (both free apps) are real head-turners when showing off our new iPhone 3Gs. Both are music discovery programs that “listen” to music and determine the artsits and name of the song. Midomi also lets you sing or hum a song to find out what it is (it’d clean up on Name That Tune) along with other options.