Orbit for iOS is the app I was missing for the complete App.net mobile experience. I was already using Orbit on my Mac where it works like Droplr or Cloudapp for App.net’s Files API, but was missing an app for the Files API on my iPhone. And on Friday last week, Orbit announced the app is now available for iOS too. Inside the app, you can only upload photos to your app.net file storage, but the app comes with a nice URL Scheme to send files other than images from other apps like Dropbox or Documents. You can also choose to make files private or public and share them. I like Orbit and you can get it for Free on the App Store.
App.net is a social network and API that launched almost a year ago. I have been following it since the launch and registered for a free-tier account on April and I really like it. For the past month, I decided to recheck all of the apps that use the service for a better mobile experience. Read more about App.net and my mobile experience inside the article.
IFTTT (If This Then That), a great automation service I have been using since October, released their new iPhone app a few weeks ago, which lets you manage your IFTTT account and create new recipes on your iPhone.
I have been testing the IFTTT Beta for the past month and it’s really nice.
Since I purchased my 3rd generation Apple TV on March of last year(2012), I have been looking for a way to watch flash videos/streams from the internet on it, I have been testing media services that could work through AirPlay, and even tried to create my own, until I settled for XBMC with the Navi-X plugin. I have tried Plex before XBMC, But it’s focus on local files seemed like the opposite of what I wanted, so I went on for XBMC.