~Orbit for iOS
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.
Felix, Riposte and App.net
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 for iPhone
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.
Federico Viticci of MacStories, Rene Ritchie of iMore and Christine Chan of AppAdvice wrote great reviews about the app that you should read.
~ WhatsApp 2.10.1
a few weeks ago, WhatsApp updated their iOS app with a new URL Scheme, multiple photo uploads, iCloud backup feature and the app is now free with a yearly subscription.
Federico Viticci posted a nice tutorial on using the new URL Scheme, I suggest you check it out.
Vesper: Your Mind's Notepad
Vesper is a note taking app by Q Branch (John Gruber, Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus), And it's one of these few apps that changed my workflow and earned a spot on my Home Screen. Read more about it inside this article.
Plex and XBMC
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.
It all changed last month, when I found PlexConnect. If you wanna know what is PlexConnect and how did it change the way I watch media on my Apple TV, Read more inside the article.