I went on a bit of an iPhone App download frenzy last night after reading about Apps.ie on Twitter. I noticed people tweeting about it on Friday I think but only last night did I have the time to check it out.
It’s a directory of iPhone Apps created by Irish developers. It was created by a group called XCake which is a loose affiliation of Cocoa developers (those who develop for Mac & iPhone) throughout the island of Ireland. You can find out more about them and even (and I like this) request an app on their Ning network.
Purely as a personal choice (rather than representing the IIA!) I downloaded Speed and AlphaBattle which is just impossible! (Okay maybe not a frenzy!) Previously I had installed Eirtext, Dublin Bikes, (created by IIA member company Fusio), Ireland’s Phone Book and ever hopeful crature that I am, the Lotto Results App. One thing I would say about that last one is that it is very basic and would be great, albeit generally a disappointment, if you could type in your numbers and find out if you won. I’m sure if you were a bus traveller in Dublin, the Dublin bus app could be good. There are tons more useful, fun and informative apps available so check it out. I was surprised not to see Pocket Universe there which is a great app (if only I could escape the sodium glare!) but my guess is that as more people hear about Apps.ie we’ll start seeing more apps listed. You can also see that I have the Bitbuzz
I also notice a few businesses have their apps listed too and I imagine we will see more of these coming online especially with the recent data reported about mobile internet by AMAS in the latest State of the Net. I would be interested in seeing more business oriented apps there too e.g. IIA Member Company Mobiun’s mCredit.
I’m looking forward to seeing many more apps coming online there and I’m glad that I found a place where I can post my random ideas for Irish apps in the future! Anyone for a best places to have a business meeting app?