Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here's why you're still waiting for your 3GS from SingTel. According to Apple, the supply of the iPhone 3GS is constrained in every country it ships. Speaking to analysts and reporters at a conference call following the announcement of its Q3 results, chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer said: ““We are currently unable to make enough iPhone 3GSes to meet robust demand, and we’re working to address this.” Via Macworld.
Dr Ng Eng Hen, Singapore’s Education Minister and Second Minister for Defence on how Apple’s iPhone is taking smartphone marketshare from Nokia: “The winning proposition for Apple lies not only in a superior software, but also in its ability to innovate, identify market gaps and opportunities, and create a compelling product well-known for its sleek design and user-friendly applications.” Via ST.
In an interview with Singapore Entrepreneurs, Gibson Tang, the founder of AzukiSoft, talks about developing PieceHunter and hands out advice on developing for the iPhone.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The developer behind Singapore Subway/MRT Guide and Singapore Bus Guide II has just rolled out his first game. iFlip is a coloured-tile matching game that pits you against the computer or a human opponent. The aim is to capture at least 50 percent of the board. iFlip is available for US$0.99.
Local developer Yar Hwee Boon’s Twitter client, SimplyTweet 2.0, is now available. The latest version of SimplyTweet features, among other things, push notification for new mentions and direct messages, as well as whole new interface.
SimplyTweet is unique among Twitter clients for providing a view of tweets as a conversation, the way Apple presents SMS messages on the iPhone.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The latest version of SG Mahjong is now available on the App Store for US$0.99. What's unique about this version is that it now has a multi-player function over Bluetooth, which means that you can play against your friends!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
If you don't have an iPhone 3GS, but you absolutely need to buy one today, this is what you're going to have to do -- you're going to have to steal one. A check at three SingTel hello! shops on Wednesday and Thursday confirmed that the telco is out of stock of the 3GS, after the massive launch last weekend.
SingTel is currently taking advance orders but the customer service officers at the stores in Bugis Junction, Ngee Ann City and Comcentre have no idea when stock will become available. One person optimistically told me it might be available at the end of the month while at a different store, I was told that new stock might come in three to four weeks. At the store in Ngee Ann City, the officer behind the counter did not even attempt to hazard a guess. "We have no idea when it will arrive" she said.
One piece of good news is that the special deal to recontract for $300 instead of $600 will probably be extended beyond this month. Some 3G owners were sent an SMS telling them that the offer, originally valid only during the weekend launch, would be extended until 31 July. However, given that the stock might only arrive after that date, it seems to make sense that the offer will be extended, according to the SingTel customer service officers I spoke to.
Those who are interested in buying the new 3GS can leave their names down at a SingTel hello! shop, together with a $50 deposit. They will be informed when the shipment arrives.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Monday, July 6, 2009
The Ministry of Health has just made iHealth Sg available for free on Apple's App Store. Developed by 2359 Media, the app, probably the first government iPhone app, is a comprehensive guide to GP clinics, polyclinics, hospitals, laboratories and nursing homes in Singapore.
You can search for a clinic or hospital nearby using the iPhone's GPS ability.
Pick a facility and it will give you its address and phone number. You can also locate it on the map. By far the coolest feature though is the ability to check out the queue at polyclinics or hospital by viewing the waiting room webcams.
Clinics which have been registered as Pandemic Preparedness Clinics have also been marked out. These are special clinics that people with flu-like symptoms should go to for assessment when the H1N1 situation reaches the mitigation phase following the sustained community transmission.