There are a huge number of applications available for the iPhone that are simply not available on other platforms
1. Night Camera is a camera application that allows you to take low-light photos. The reason I like this app is because I have always found taking photos at conferences and workshops a real pain. This app uses the iPhone accelerometer to stabilize the camera during low light conditions. The result is good quality photos without a flash.
2. Fring is an instant message app that combines your standard services like MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ with Skype so that you can use your WIFI connection to make free or cheap phone calls. To test the capabilities of Fring I had a conference call with my friend and fellow travel tech bloggers Phil Caines (in Vancouver) and Fabienne Rabiosi (in Australia). I connected to Fring using the WIFI connection in my office while Phil and Fabienne were both on Skype via desktops or laptops. The cost of the conference call? Free, all the way around.
3. Pano is a app that allow you to take panoramic photos using your iPhone. Given that the iPhone camera is only 2 MegaPixels, the fact that you can take multiple shots and seamlessly stitch them together without any extra software is pretty amazing. I was pleasently surprised with the quality of the panoramas that the software can create. When you combine Pano with Night Camera, you can take some amazing night panoramas.
4. Now that you’ve taken those amazing photos, you need to upload them somewhere so you can share them with your friends. I recommend you use Shozu, which is a photo uploading app that allows you to connect to and upload your photos to multiple social media sites including Facebook, Flickr, PhotoBucket, and Photoshop.com.
5. So you have arrived at your hotel and you’re desperate for a good cup of coffee, so where do you go? Well, check with AroundMe and you can find coffee shops, theatres, banks, and other common amenities, all within walking distance to your current location. The only drawback to AroundMe is that there seems to be limited support for cities outside of North America. Ofcourse, I’llbe able to test this as soon as I travel to Europe.