App of the day: Street Orchestra, a Rock Band for iPhone?

This is an app called Street Orchestra, I think it is going to be quite popular. The video above shows what happens when the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra tested the app, using it instead of their own instruments. (More video after the jump).

Conceived of by Swedish advertising agency SCP, and developed by HiQ the app is like a simple version of Rock Band that lets you play classical music with up to 200,000 synched iPhones. And it is free.

All your iPhone needs for you to join in is an internet connection over 3G

Google Earth hits iPad, now with full resolution support

If you Google-haters can put down your pitchforks for a few minutes you might get to see something pretty special: a full resolution version of Google Earth on iPad (iTunes Link).  Wow.

 

 

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Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass. 

With Google Earth, you can: 

WWDC VIDEO: Apple developers say iOS beats Android for app creation

Apple faces stiff competition from Android in the smartphone market, so no surprise it took the heat onto its competitor in this video distributed during WWDC.

The five minute sequence features an assembly of well-known developers, including Callaway’s Nicholas Callaway, Bottle Rocket’s Calvin Carter, Pandora’s Tom Conrad, ABC TV’s Skarpi Hedinsson, Illusion Lab’s Carl Loodberg and Wolfram Research’s Theodore Gray.

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VIDEO: Podracer makes double iPad track stack it's a fact

You know you wanted this to happen — your iPhone or iPod touch used as a controller for a racing game — but with the most recent release of the game, Podracer goes one stage (or one iPad) further — now you can link two iPads together to make for a bigger track.

Not clear? Podracer lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch as a controller for a little racing car which drives around the track on an iPad. Mutliple player gaming is supported. Now you can link two iPads up for a bigger track. Kind of cool, huh? Game costs $4.99, though you can download the iPhone control software for free.