Pixelpipe: a content distribution gateway...


"Pixelpipe is a content distribution gateway that allows users to publish text and upload photos, video and audio files once through Pixelpipe and have the content distributed across over 60 social networks, photo/video sites and blogs, and other online destinations. We provide a number of mobile & desktop applications for users, liberating their media and sharing their life..."

Pixelpipe is an online service that allows you to post images, video, audio, text and files to multiple social network sites and weblogs at the same time. On the Pixelpipe website you can set up auto posting to social networking sites such as Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Picassa and over 60 other services. You can do this via various tools including email, MMS, the web, or by using the stand alone mobile applications for the iPhone, the Google Android G1, and the Nokia N Series. In addition they provide several tools that integrate into desktop applications such as iPhoto, Picasa, Aperture, and Lightroom.

A nice feature of the app is that on the iPhone, it lets you get around the limitation of single attachments when uploading images via the iPhone Mail App...

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Pixelpost screenshots from the iPhone...

via Readwriteweb

Playing around with the Google Maps iPhone Update

I spent some time this morning playing around with the new features in Google Maps on the iPhone. I am more and more impressed with this tool. With this update they have added transit and walking directions in addition to driving directions. Now when you are plotting a route you can see separate results for all three modes of transportation. As you switch from view to view the map is redrawn to reflect the best route based on your mode of transportation.

When the transit directions are displayed, bus stops appear and are clickable. When touched, the marker will display the arriving time for the next bus or train. (In Portland this is live data based on an estimate of the buses location using GPS, and not just based on a timetable, am sure it is the same for most of the transit systems that Google has partnered with...)

Below are some screen grabs for a route from my home to school.

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In addition, Street View is now available...


Simplify Media: Music Streaming from your Computer...

Simplify Media is an application that allows you to share your music over the net. In addition you can listen to up to 30 other streams from your friends music collections. In addition they have a nice application for the iPhone/iPod Touch that allows you to access music from your own computer, or from friends computers, using our iPhone/iPod Touch.

[From Simplify Media - You've Been Invited]

Stanza eBook Reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch

Lexcycle.com has an application called Stanza, an ebook reader for the Mac. I recently wrote about Stanza and use it quite a bit to convert content for use on my Kindle. The version I used before also had the ability to export a book into a Safari bookmarklet format. By saving the bookmarklet file to your Safari bookmarks, you could then tranfer the file to your theiPhone via a sync. While this worked, it did cause performance issues for the Safari browser.

Lexcycle has now created an iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows you to easily transfer books and other documents from your Mac to your iPhone. In addition you can also download them directly from online directories such as Feedbooks. A local wireless connection is made between your computer and device and you can then browse for open Stanza documents and import them into your iPhone/iPod Touch. Below are some screenshots that highlight this process.

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