Recently I published my Top 10 Apps for the Windows Phone platform. While they are my overall favorites my application usage changes depending on the scenario. As an example, while on a trip requiring air travel Bing is very important for its navigation capabilities. In the travel instance where I am using my own car that usage disappears as I utilize the dedicated GPS in my car.
This past weekend I traveled to Ohio to take my son back to college following his Christmas break. During that time I utilized 4 particular applications quite heavily.
- Live Media GPS by IncaX (for creating Geocasts)
- Glympse (for geo-position alerting to my Facebook and Twitter accounts)
- Twikini (for Twitter updates and communication)
- Facebook Application (strictly for uploading pictures and videos)
Now some of you might ask me how the Facebook application made this list while not making my top 10. Right now I only use it for mobile picture and video uploading tasks. I still use my HTC Ozone browser for all other Facebook interactions. I love the interface for the Facebook application and its rich functionality. Unfortunately it does not run well on my Ozone, being very slow to respond. So while it got a lot of use for mobile picture/video uploading in this scenario it still hasn’t gotten my personal stamp of approval.
In the following geocast, created using IncaX Live Media GPS, I discuss why these 4 applications are my personal 4 favorites for trips. After watching that check out the Geocast and Photosynth I did while on my son’s college campus (Geocast And Photosynth: The Portiuncula in Winter), or watch any of the additional ones via the links below.
*click around the various control interfaces in the Geocast mashup
- The the full size mashup from above here
- View my posting Geocast And Photosynth: The Portiuncula in Winter
Other Geocasts form the trip:
To see the interactions I had on Facebook and Twitter: