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iPhone app of the year

In Awards on December 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

It’s December, which means it’s time for the award ceremonies to kick off once again. Last night saw the announcement of the Turner Prize at Tate Britain, and I know you’ll all be watching eagerly for who wins the World Stupidity Award, and Postman of the Year.

Last year I launched my inaugural online awards, giving prizes for my favourite museums, books, sandwiches and facebook status updates, amongst others. This year I shall be awarding more of the same, plus some entirely new categories, along with details of the runners up in each field. First up are what I consider to be the finest apps of the year for a geek with an iPhone.

Runners up …

GPSMS – your friends will always know where you are with this mapping app, which pinpoints where you are and sends a message with your location to a contact in your phone. It’s particularly useful when meeting up in a large or crowded place, such as Hyde Park on a summer’s day or at a music festival. And it’s also good if you’re lost and want to show someone where you are. Or if, like me, you live on a street with an unconventional numbering system. www.gpsms.co.uk

Words with Friends – a highly addictive scrabble-like game to play on the move. Download it at your peril.

FlightRadar24 – what’s that plane in the sky? Why, it’s a British Airways A320 on its way to Heathrow from Madrid. Instant informational gratification. Amazing for plane geeks!

And the winner is …

London Cycle – always know where the nearest Boris Bike is, and where you can drop it off. Vital if you’re running late for a meeting and need to hot foot it across the West End.

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  1. Good choice – London Cycle is a superb app and includes the excellent cycle route mapping gubbins from http://www.cyclestreets.net/ (works on anything with internet access so good for those without iPhones).

    GPSMS is another great idea, simply and superbly executed. However, I fear for my spare time if I download either of the other two!

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