February 19, 2009

Two Services For Palm Pre

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 6:29 pm



captures spoken messages and cleverly converts them into text. It then delivers your message to a destination of your choice — inbox, blog, wall or space. Right in the moment. Giving you the power to Speak Freely.

I’m skeptical of that. I can see it coming handy if I can’t — for whatever reason — use the Pre’s keyboard. But to be assured it accurately captured what I wanted, I’d have it email me the text first before I passed it on elsewhere.




A recipe for a killer application: Take Twitter add a set of social network and location-based-service features plus a set of modern technologies like microformat, push, openid and oauth, mix web application together with native mobile application and you will get Blummi, the world’s first social network based on Twitter.

Stop to think of what sexual connotations the pronunciation of that brand name has … I really suggest finding a better name.

This sounds interesting but it seems to be predicated on having people you know locally also on Twitter. Very few of my (personal) Twitter Followers are local to me. And some of them I really wouldn’t want anywhere near me. Still, this idea sounds intriguing, especially, say, for times when I attend the rare trade show and want to get together with people who are also there.



  1. Hey man,

    That’s my SpinVox tweet up there! It’s network independent and works on pretty much *any* phone.
    Give us a shout if you’d like to try it out, more than happy to help you out.


    Comment by James Whatley — February 20, 2009 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  2. I’ll wait til I have a Pre in hand and want to experiment around with services using it. Thanks.

    Comment by mikecane — February 20, 2009 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  3. I’d read about SpinVox as more of a voicemail transcription thing than a Jott competitor.

    Comment by anonymous — February 20, 2009 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

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