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Mobile apps I’d like someone to build

June 24, 2008 | By |

Part one of my new series “mobile apps I’d like someone to build“, where I’m going to collect all those mobile apps I’d love to use, but can’t build myself. On my Blackberry I’m kind of restricted in terms of mobile apps, so I might have to switch to an iPhone or some flavor of Nokia device when these apps are built. For the time being, I’m happy just throwing these ideas out there. Without further ado:

The iRun app

iRun makes use of your mobile device’s GPS ability. You walk along your favorite jogging track to collect the exact route. iRun then mashes the data with Google Maps and you end up with a detailed map & route info about your running routes. (It’s very much like the Gmap Pedometer, just more accurate, or Ryan Byrd’s GPS+Google Maps Mashup, but with the comfort of an iPhone.) Of course, the routes can be shared with other users and apps, be it via Facebook or elsewhere.