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    Just seen a free iPhone app from a non-sponsor so wont mention anyone, but great idea as it lets you know the closest place to get their beans which seem quite popular in Sydney.

    Seems like clever marketing to me as really gets into the mainstream, what are your thoughts?

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    Re: iPhone App

    Originally posted by 4A48485C2F0 link=1260268113/0#0 date=1260268113
    Just seen a free iPhone app from a non-sponsor so wont mention anyone, but great idea as it lets you know the closest place to get their beans which seem quite popular in Sydney.

    Seems like clever marketing to me as really gets into the mainstream, what are your thoughts?
    Dont like iBricks

    Great for sound, gimmicks and Spam.. But not a usefully tool from a corporate perspective unless every one has one and every app added and ya have a wireless charger  :

    Then again... Each to their own.


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    • #3
      Re: iPhone App

      I can just use Google Maps on my BlackBerry.

      Or open my contact list where I have everyone listed that I care to buy from.

      I could also make a POI file for my TomTom that will do the same thing.

      Just another gimmick to attract the non-tech-savvy punters.

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      • #4
        Re: iPhone App

        Regardless of whether you like iPhones or not, its a simple idea that works easily and could with some good marketing reach lots of people.

        Every man and his dog has an iPhone these days, im guessing not every man and his dog knows where to get some good beans from. This just makes it easy to find for them regardless of their location / knowledge of local places etc...

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        • #5
          Re: iPhone App

          Originally posted by 6A68687C0F0 link=1260268113/3#3 date=1260270881
          Regardless of whether you like iPhones or not, its a simple idea that works easily and could with some good marketing reach lots of people.

          Every man and his dog has an iPhone these days, im guessing not every man and his dog knows where to get some good beans from. This just makes it easy to find for them regardless of their location  / knowledge of local places etc...
          Nothing is for free  ;D He who controls the data base and and how you get on make the $$$

          If I want beans, I know where to go or who to come to..  For those with less understanding I guess  a data base of GJ and other mas producers or ONE Supplier... will be available... Not my cup of tea.. So to speak..

          Tom Tom is better and there is already have a plethora of other POIs (many free) and it will take you there.. They can also be converted to the Garmin and other GPS systems..

          The IBrick is for trying to make phone calls   And if teh i-phone/brick has a GPS application then the POIs are already there.. Why double up with more apps..




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          • #6
            Re: iPhone App

            i smell..............coffeesnobs app!, could have beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors etc,,,,its a thought!, any programmers out there in CS land?



            ps, im in IT, and i love the iphone, especially hacked!

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            • #7
              Re: iPhone App

              Originally posted by 0501273E3E3B24333C520 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
              i smell..............coffeesnobs app!, could have beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors etc,,,,its a thought!, any programmers out there in CS land?



              ps, im in it, and i love the iphone, especially hacked!
              Apple now tracking broken systems and even after a rebuild, their data base track you and all warranty is nul and void.

              From a company view point... We have been advised "Break ya i-phone, and it is a disciplinary offence that could mean teh sack "

              Thus its usability is that of a BRICK..  If ya have a MAC and Jail Broken i-phone and a good few apps and its almost = a HTC and would / could be useful..  

              As a standard off the shelf product .. Poor..   Like a EM4800 to a  Della Corte mini   ;D :  :P

              Originally posted by 5E5A7C6565607F6867090 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
              beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors
              Ya have all that through the browser

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              • #8
                Re: iPhone App

                Really AM? Tell me how they track me..... :P

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                • #9
                  Re: iPhone App

                  I could also get phone numbers from the white pages book, but Ill use my white pages app thanks.

                  Apps are always miles better than using any mobile browser.

                  Also HTC & Blackberry have some way to go before theyre as good as an iPhone (in my opinion) but different strokes for different folks, if we were all the same itd be boring

                  The app isnt an international brand as suggested its Sydney / Brisbane based only

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by 7B7F594040455A4D422C0 link=1260268113/7#7 date=1260274096
                    Really AM? Tell me how they track me..... :P
                    The mac address .. Actually if ya never use Itunes to update... I believe ya OK....

                    We have already had one incident at work and it was only after that; that we were advised... We are required to update and connect via i-tunes... So I am stuffed.. Tis why I have a real phone for when I need it.

                    Not sure what goes on as to what is logged... But there is something in the coms between Apple / Itunes and ya phone.. If you do updates on line...

                    As it is a work tool.. Not interested in hacking and all teh work arounds..

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                    • #11
                      Re: iPhone App

                      Originally posted by 25272733400 link=1260268113/8#8 date=1260275500
                      Also HTC & Blackberry have some way to go before theyre as good as an iPhone (in my opinion)
                      I currently work at Optus wher iPhones were marketed very heavily.
                      Didnt work on me because at the time my Nokia did most things it did and a few more it didnt.
                      I now have a BB and after getting used to it, it will do me.
                      I have no need for iPhone apps because there are plenty of BB apps (which I also dont use).

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                      • #12
                        Re: iPhone App

                        Gday AM,

                        I follow the iPhone jailbreak community fairly regularly, and this is the first Ive heard of this tracking.

                        Since Im sure it would make news among the hackers, I suspect youre being conned by someone.

                        Greg
                        My "jailbroken" iPhone is updated regularly and used constantly for work.

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                        • #13
                          Re: iPhone App

                          Originally posted by 487D6A6858607D626E636B0F0 link=1260268113/11#11 date=1260276615
                          Gday AM,

                          I follow the iPhone jailbreak community fairly regularly, and this is the first Ive heard of this tracking.

                          Since Im sure it would make news among the hackers, I suspect youre being conned by someone.  

                          Greg
                          My "jailbroken" iPhone is updated regularly and used constantly for work.
                          Company phone was returned to head office as it had failed / broken..

                          Company contacted the Supplier as to getting it fixed...  Company checked and advised that their records showed the phone had been detected as being Jail Broken.. Warranty was void.

                          On a number of sites I did visit ..

                          "The belief is that Jailbroken phones will never be banned as apple have have no issues with it. Only the warranty is voided"

                          The other issue is that there are many apps that you pay good $$$ for but only run on a Jail broken system.. WTF..  It is a strange world we live in...
                           



                          New phone was received and the old one was and still is in head office as I understand it.. Think it was teh White screen of death (WSOD) ???

                          Have not seen.. But at least two others had and had their phones sent in and were confirmed OK and  repaired under warranty..  (yes the user of i-brick #1 did admit to jail break and if failed when doing the OS to 3.1 from 3...  )

                          For me.. As I understand it teh WSOD is a matter of resetting via a process - available via Google...  But for some of our staff... They are so challenged/ driven by company policy that the slightest error and it goes back.. Some in teh office even hand them over to get others to change settings etc...  We have had a few people delete their network settings..

                          At meetings.. We call it the I-wank... As many have their phone on their lap and when trying to scroll and search.. It looks rather interesting when ya across the table    ;D    :

                          As per some lecture places etc.. Mobile blockers are used...  At one meeting recently, it was getting so bad that it was almost one of; hand over all ya phones... As people will not turn to silent or just keep txting.

                          At times when in traffic and every one is on teh phone or txting around me ..... I long for one of teh mobile blockers with a 10 - 15 meter radius...

                          However it is a breach of the communications ACT... But so is driving while txting and on teh phone...


                          Note:

                          Apple do not usually repair / but replace..  Lots of action as to insurance that people take out..

                          Couple up here in Brisbane are taking the Phone company to court as the insurance covers repairs not replacement... Broken screen is defined as a repair...

                          But Apple will only replace with a new one, and is not defined as a repair / they do not repair.... Thus the extra  $250 insurance you pay, is money for nothing ......

                          Great scheme for some one..

                          Now, if only I could bluetooth a file and a pic      ;D    NOT...

                          But I will have a coffee to go  

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                          • #14
                            Re: iPhone App

                            Ive got an iPhone and was given a BB for work about 6 months ago. Give me the iPhone any day. I continue to carry it just for its computing power and the number of apps I couldnt live without.

                            While the browser is good (Im posting from it now), a native app is better because its not hamstrung by crappy telco coverage.  

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                            • #15
                              Re: iPhone App

                              Originally posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
                              I long for one of teh mobile blockers with a 10 - 15 meter radius...
                              Originally posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
                              However it is a breach of the communications ACT
                              Ha ha, yeah just slightly AM ;D youd be ok in a certain 3rd world country though!, might save ya life!, might.......

                              Originally posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/9#9 date=1260276214
                              The mac address..Actually if ya never use Itunes to update... I believe ya OK....
                              Exactly.....they have accounted for this too, offline updates, MAC address does not come into it.


                              Obviously a broken - Jail broken(what the!) phone WILL be a problem, cause if its broken and you cant RESTORE, and you have to return it, then apple will say.......well you know what , i suppose its the risk you take doing this, its justt like modding anything new, you run the risk of voiding the warranty now im not an apple person, never owned a mac, played with their OS a fair bit in some trials, not a fan.......for what I do, but as i originally said, i love my iphone..... i actually have a great joke app, its called windulos i think, its a windows 2003 Server emulator, you start the app, it comes up with teh windows startup screen, almost gets to login screen, then blue screens "beginning phisical dump of memory" ;D gold

                              Originally posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
                              Now, if only I could bluetooth a file and a pic
                              You can, there is a free app, for non jail-broken phones too, that will bluetooth files and pics......there is an app for everything!

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