If you like trecking or biking, you’ll provably have probably already heard of mapping apps for your smartphone. I’d like to present the apps that I use on my iPhone.
The basic version of Ape@Map is for free. It’s killer feature that distinguishes it from other apps is a very detailed topigraphic map (for germany and austria) for free. Of course it also support open maps such as OpenCycleMap and OpenStreetMap. ApeMap also has a 3D view. But its rendering is quite slow compared to the other apps.
Additional licences for professional maps (like the ones from „Kompass“) can be bought via in-app purchase. The app is quite easy to use, once you got used to their icon driven UI. Downloading of maps locally to your device for offline use is only possible with the professional version „ApeMap Pro“ which costs 21.99€
The best iPhone hiking map apps weiterlesen
The QWERTY keyboard layout, as we know it today has been invented in 1873 for typewriters and has not been changed since then (except for for one or two pretty useless additional keys). Within the next decades, there are two possibilities how the human-computer-interface may develop. A good one and a not so desirable one. Either computers adapt to us, that means, they finally will be able to really understand spoken languages, or humans have to adapt to computers. That might mean, that we will all have implanted USB-ports or something similar. Of course I hope, that development will go the former way, but who knows.
Assumption: Reading and storing phone numbers is an easy task.
Proof for complexity: http://code.google.com/p/libphonenumber/
Storing and outputting a date is easy.
Proof for complexity: Far more than could be listed here. Space and Time is a greate philosophical topic.
Finally I found a real reason for a project. A motivation to change something. I am a candidate for the local city council for a ecologic party, that was co-founded by my father-in-law, more than twenty years ago.
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Yippiee, the mailman just rang, and he brought my brandnew toy. I ordered the smallest computer of the world, the Raspberry Pi. Here is how the unpackaging looked like:
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