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July 22, 2007 / jnolen

WishRadar on the iPhone

So yeah, I bought an iPhone. I thought that maybe, this time, I was above it all. I had a decent phone that was a lot smaller than an iPhone. I had a decent iPod (several, actually) that stored way more music than an iPhone does. I didn't wait in line on Friday with the rest of the fanboys. I thought to myself, "Wow, maybe I'm getting old." But I really didn't think that I needed this first generation. And then I held one.

When I came in to work that Monday, a few folks had gotten iPhones over the weekend, and I was able to try it out in person. That's when I decided that I had to have it. I spent Monday and Tuesday calling all over the city trying to find one in stock, and finally got lucky on Tuesday afternoon at the Stonestown mall.

My review so far? 99% wonderful. There are, of course, a few annoyances. Luckily they're all software- based, and I'm reasonably hopeful that they will be corrected in short order. It really is an amazing piece of technology.

But I think the biggest change that the iPhone brings (and most other folk seem to agree) is having the real internet in your pocket, anywhere, anytime. And I thought, "what better way to use WishRadar in the real world? Why bother with clunky text-messages if you don't have to?"

So after a quick Sunday's work, I present you with


As you can see from the screenshot, WishRadar for iPhone is optimized for two things:

1. Viewing your wishlist: How many times have you been standing, bewildered in a book store thinking of the dozens of books you know you want to read, unable to remember a single title? Well, suffer no longer, frustrated reader! Keep your wishlist in your pocket.

2. Checking prices and adding items: So you're standing in that store, and you find a new book you'd like to read. Enter the title into WishRadar and we'll immediately let you know how much it costs online. More than likely, you'll get a much better deal than in the physical store. And we'll add the item to your list, so you don't forget.

I've already used WishRadar for iPhone several times in the last couple of weeks, saving me a chunk of change in the process. So if you have your iPhone already, check it out. Right now, you have to visit the URL directly, but pretty soon I think we'll just direct anyone using an iPhone straight to that page.

Hope you like it, and let us know what you think.

* Two Sundays ago, actually, I'm just now getting around to blogging about it.

One Comment

  1. WishRadar / Jul 23 2007 7:08 pm

    Got an iPhone?

    The Heart and Soul behind WishRadar, our own Jonathan Nolen wrote this piece about how you can now access your WishRadars easily from the iPhone thingy everyone’s been blathering on about. I imagine one or two of you out there

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