Thursday, January 21, 2010

Swiss Peaks titled as "one of the best iphone apps for skiing"

Some time ago I mentioned the release of our first iphone app SwissPeaks/WorldPeaks which provides you with the names of the mountain your iphone camera is currently capturing. Just yesterday the swiss newspaper TagesAnzeiger picked it up and called it "one of the best iphone apps for skiing" (read the entire article here).

Monday, January 11, 2010

Try TwiPhone

A Ph.D. student of us, Andrea Girardello, has developed TwiPhone which logs calls, text messages and their position by constantly monitoring the mobile phone device (just have a look at Twitter for current logs). This allows users to share their personal communications on the Twitter online social network.

If you are interested, please feel free to download/install TwiPhone through the Google MarketPlace and try it for some days. In any case, your comments are very welcome, also if you decide not to tweet anything or just send your a feedback on this project.
We am looking forward to your comments. Thanks a lot for giving it a try.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

About the right to be off-line

The anytime anywhere notion of ubiquitious computing provides us with continuous access to services (almost) all around the globe anytime.

Simultaneously, however, continuous attention to virtual services in addition to our real-world impressions is also getting demanded by our remote partners, using email, instant messaging or social networks. I wonder how we keep up coping with this emerging information overload.

Perhaps, a right for being off-line has to be established, as being absent from somewhere only has a physical meaning, as one will be always only a click away. Great to have some lonely valleys left in Switzerland without radio coverage (yet)....