design nerd iPhone apps

With the big hoopla over the iPhone and how great it is I feel for the apple "cool." I recently bought a iPhone for myself only to be disappointed and in-like with it. It is so easy to use and navigate but without a jailbreak there are a bunch of very simple things that you cannot do.

iPhone shortcoming's:
  • Forwarding a txt msg
  • Sending multimedia messages
  • Video recording
  • Bluetooth data transfer

There are more but you get the idea. You would think AT&T would tell you this when selling you the phone, no, they do not. I took my phone to the AT&T store and got my $200 back and the same day (I am not surprised with my luck) I found out about iPhone OS 3.0 coming in the summer of 09. I was pissed! I played with that phone fell in-like (almost love) with it and not being able to do what I wanted took it back and then I find this out. You would not believe the number of AT&T tech support, customer service reps, and sales people I talked to and not one, NOT ONE was aware nor did they bring up OS 3.0 coming in the summer. How sad is that?

I can honestly tell you I have never had a good experience with AT&T and this is one experience to add to the list. I will go and buy the iPhone when the new OS comes out but come on AT&T. Train your people. They should have knowledge of not only the products but how to do basic troubleshooting on all phones. At first I was mad at apple but by the end of it all my anger shifted right back to AT&T, as usual.

With that all out of me system, :) I want to get into designer friendly iPhone apps and wallpapers.
First up, wallpapers:

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Now for the good stuff. APPS!

MyFonts’ What The Font for iPhone, FREE. Just take a image of a character and let the app do the rest.

Kern @ $.99. Self explanatory I guess. It is a kerning game. I personally haven't tried it yet but it looks well designed. I would have to say you have to be a real design nerd to play this game. I will for sure buy it when I get another iPhone. This game is developed by FORMation Alliance.

CameraBag @ $1.99. Easily enhance photos from your built-in iPhone camera or iPhone/iPod Touch photo library using CameraBag's. It has advanced filters that emulate several different camera and film styles, giving your photos an old-school, cinematic appeal.

I will continue to update this list as I come across cool stuff.
Stay tuned.

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