A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

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I received a few emails recently asking me about my favourite mobile apps. Rather than responding individually I have decided to create a public blog post out of my response in case others are interested as well.

Out of the hundreds of apps (on iOS, BB and Android platforms) that I have downloaded since I purchased my first smartphone, there are very few that actually give me true utility on a regular basis. I have listed them below , organized into three categories.

For the record, I currently own an Android based Samsung Galaxy S3 as my smartphone , however my list was quite similar when I was using an iPhone 4 (nearly all of the apps listed below are available on both platforms). Also, I am not including native apps that came with my phone such as the internet browser, video player, music player, etc… which are used daily. I  have also excluded any time-sensitive apps, which serve a useful purpose for a limited amount of time and then become obsolete (e.g.  Olympics, Awards Shows, Superbowl, etc…).

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Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at www.mobilegovernment.ca) to compile a list of Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial , municipal +crown/agency) that have created  mobile websites and/or mobile apps. As a supplement to that spreadsheet I also created a visual presentation with screenshots of each entry, which I try to update every 12 months and have embedded below. Continue reading “Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012”

An exciting era of supply and demand apps

I jotted these apps down (plus added a few others) from a recent article in Wired Magazine. The article discussed the rise of hyper-local intermediary apps that aim to capitalize on the surplus time of a service provider by matching them with someone looking for that service at that exact time. Keep in mind that most of these companies merely provide a streamlined process that matches consumer (not business) supply with consumer demand. Caveat Emptor applies as always.  Here are some examples: Continue reading “An exciting era of supply and demand apps”