iPhone App training course from Big Wave Media, 1 June 2011, Dublin

Looking to develop an iPhone app for your business? Then check out the forthcoming training course from Big Wave Media.

On the 1 June they have a one day course for marketing professionals, web masters – in fact anyone interested in an overview of iPhone Apps and the related technology as opposed to the in depth coding experience.

If you are looking to design an App, commission one, or simply looking to find out more about how they are built, and what they can do for you or your business, then this programme looks to be a good overview as it covers the different types of Apps, technologies, the key terminology, the designing and building process, and related terminologies, and typical obstacles.

Find out more about the programme and book your place online here.


RTÉ News Now iPhone App achieves 200,000 downloads

via rte.ie

I just received a press release announcing that the RTÉ iNews Now app has achieved 200,000 individual downloads of its award-winning RTÉ News Now App since being launched in January 2010.

The app brings news, business, sport and entertainment stories from RTÉ.ie to your mobile including the iPhone or iTouch with 7% of the total downloads recorded are on the Android platform.

Users can also access all local and European weather bulletins as well as marine forecasts and a variety of current affairs programmes.

The comment that “the Irish Election 2011 on RTÉ will be covered extensively with news bulletins, live results from all constituencies and count centres and a series of extra programming including a simulcast of Morning Ireland, Ireland’s most popular current affairs radio show.”

Educational social games on iPhone, the web and the iPhone


Have you children who love joining social networks and playing games online?

I know my children often ask to join a new social netowrk that they have seen advertised on TV. And very often they ask to use my iPhone to play games when we are in the car.

Parents and educators alike often look for warys to make learning fun.

This extensive article from InsideSocialGames.com covers a series of games you will find on the iPhone, Facebook and the web. Thankfully my children aren’t on Facebook yet.

What are your children’s favourite games?

iPhone Skype app review: connecting 5 people across two countries and avoiding hotel phone costs


Today I was hosting a meeting and unfortunately duue to the weather one of the attendees could not join us as their flight was cancelled from the UK.

So we decided at the last minute to connect through a conference call. We were in a hotel and the call was going to be for over 2 hours – so what other options did I have for making the call?

- I have a low cost calling card

- I have Skype on my laptop

- but what I opted for was Skype on the iPhone.

We had four people in one conference room with my iPhone and placed the phone in the middle of the meeting table. And with the speaker phone on we were able to speak to our colleague on their office landline. I have a monthly account for worldwide Skype calls of just €8.95 plus vat per month for unlimited number of calls to landline. How is that for keeping your communication costs down?

I use Skype all the time in the office – now with this app I just might use them for conference calls on the run.

What’s your favourite example of using Skype to connect to colleagues, customers, familyy and friends?

iPhone applications: testing out Ipadio.com

Today I am testing out IPadio.com – an application that you can use to set up your own podcasts – both online and using your iPhone.

I discuss in this short audio recorded on my iPhone some of the great features of Ipadio.com. One feature however that did not work for me was the automatic cross posting to my account here on Posterous – so instead I took the embed code to add it here.

Are you using Ipadio.com? What tips do you have for podcasting from the road with your iPhone?

Find my profile and podcasts on Ipadio here.

Find my previous series of podcasts using Audioboo about iPhone applications here.


iPhone applications: tips for using Audioboo.fm and more recommended apps, this time from Dave Murphy


Today I am in conversation with Dave Murphy of A2A Taxis about his tips for using your iPhone and favourite iPhone apps.

This time I recorded the audio with the iPhone Voice Memo recorder as I was in a bad wi-fi zone and had another podcast with Audioboo.fm about to be published. I then accessed the audio from my ITunes library when back in the office, converted it to an mp3 file and then uploaded the audio file to Audioboo.com.

You see you don’t need to have an iPhone to use Audioboo.fm to use the service – you could always record your own audio and then upload it as I did today. The iPhone was only used in my case for recording the interview.

What other iPhone apps or audio podcasting tips do you have?



iPhone applications: tips for greater productivity – in conversation with Brian O’Malley


I am on a quest to discover iPhone applications that my friends and colleagues find boost their productivity, help them with their job or are just great fun.

Listen in to my conversations with my good friend Brian O’Malley who shared some really helpful tips and his favourite iPhone apps.

What apps do you recommend. Oh and again this is being recorded with one of my favourite apps of the moment allowing me to podcast from the road – Audioboo.com – if you have missed any of my recent Audiboo’s you can find them here. And you can subscribe to them in iTunes.

Taxi tip – insider tip from Dave Murphy of @a2ztaxis when pre-booking your cab this Christmas