As promised in an earlier post, here is the remaining lineup for tomorrow night's San Francisco App Showcase*. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the demos, but have my eye on Line2, Pana.ma, and See Here Studios', The Wrong Side of the Bed - the first 3D children's storybook for the iPad.
tvChatter, as described, is "your social media companion for watching the most popular TV shows." Frog Design brings us this fun little app, which allows you to check out the Twitter-fueled conversation stream around a particular TV show. Think: dual-screen (TV or PC plus iPhone or iPod touch) action - Tweeting, or following the conversation - while watching Mad Men, The Office, 30 Rock, and so on.
I think tvChatter will catch on, and already seems to be much more engaging than, for example, Miso - which allows you only to "check-in" (and, of course, win badges) when watching a TV show or movie. tvChatter is here on Twitter, and iTunes. Price: free.
WasteNot brings an earth-friendly vibe to the world of apps by encouraging you to explore ideas that can help positively impact the environment, then share - and measure the impact of - those ideas. You start by browsing for ideas (called "seeds"), then 'plant' the seeds, or share them worldwide. A planted seed that is put into action, by you or others, is deemed as 'watered.' More info can be found on their site.
Think of Steel Trap as a personal trainer for your brain - or at least your brain's memory power. US Memory Champion Chester Santos brings his expertise and techniques of memory improvement to this iPhone app. A little bird has told me that for tomorrow's event, Chester will be memorizing the daily top 100 grossing apps in the iTunes store.
This app definitely comes in handy in the era of information-overload, and in an age when we don't necessarily use our memory skills as often as we used to, because of technology. Steel Trap is here on iTunes. Price: $2.99
Bonus: in addition to the demos, there will be a session on How To Market Your App on Facebook, courtesy of MPlayIt CEO, Craig Dalton.
*Note: If you'd like to join the fun, a 50% discount off the regular ticket price ($20 advance, $30 at the door) is yours, by using the code "TracySheridan".