Apple is scheduled to release the official iPhone/iPod Touch SDK
at the end of the month soon, which means we should see the first "official" iPhone/iPod Touch applications shortly thereafter. Here are some apps, I'm can't wait to see:
- TI-8X Graphing calculator
- iPhone as Modem
- Gesture Commands (also here)
- Voice Commands ("Call Steve", "Next Track", "Volume Down", etc..)
- A2DP Support
- Pandora player
- Some games (sudoku, tetris, etc.)
- Hulu Player
Keep reading for more on the Graphic Calculator idea.
I'd love to see Texas Instruments, or just some huge graphic calculator fan, make totally faithful software recreations of the all the TI-80 series graphic calculators for the iPhone and iPod Touch. That means all the same functionality, and hopefully a comparable button scheme so that any directions written for the calculator could be easily followed for the iPhone version. Such an app would be a huge hit with high-school and college students. Also, they might also have an easier time convincing their parents to buy an iPod Touch or iPhone if it could be used as a graphic calculator. Especially if the graphing calculator application were significantly cheaper than the actual calculator.