My guilty little pleasure

I don’t really want to go on and ramble how fun my iphone is or how its quickly becoming the most addicting gadget of all time. I will tell you about a couple of really fun apps that I just picked up at itunes store. Sometimes technology really amazes me, but really the iphone is like my own personal Johnny 5.

The first is Camerabag (the image above is using the Lomo feature)

CameraBag is simple and intuitive, with a minimal interface. Just take a new photo or choose one from your library, swipe between camera styles, and save any you like. If you want more control, an options panel is available for camera behavior, image size, cropping and border effects, and more.

Camerabag by


Bloom is still super new to me and I’ve only really had a short amount of time to play with it. It’s an ambient music maker for your aural pleasure.

Developed by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician/software designer Peter Chilvers, Bloom explores uncharted territory in the realm of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom’s innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.

Bloom by Generative Music

Google Mobile App

Google Mobile App gives you a single text box to search through your contacts and the web. As soon as you start typing, it scours Google for things to help you. These could be typing suggestions, website suggestions or easy access to a search you made before. Google Mobile App even searches as you type so that you see results as soon as you finish typing. Over time, the App remembers the things you do most and puts them at the top. Finally, Google Mobile App also uses the My Location feature to detect your current location and show nearby businesses on a map.

Google Mobile App