skobbler: free GPS by dint of OpenStreetMap

If skobbler’s devs have one thing painted in their collective brains at the moment, I reckon it’s “OpenSource for the win!” or some such motto. In the USA, skobbler, the OpenStreetMap-based turn-by-turn navigation/GPS app, is a huge win for what may well be the future of navigation apps: open source mapping. You the customer can also be the mapper, and God only knows that you know your locale better than any Samsung-style megacorp who tries to tell you that they know better. Hell, rather than waiting for the bigwigs to finally update their software, thousands of your mates on a variety of platforms are mapping the world for you.

In case you aren’t in to oil spill-suckers, there is also a pedestrian/bicycle mode. Perhaps its killer feature though, is that the US version  comes with no monetary strings attached – at all. Needless to say, skobbler has been a hit in its native Germany and ruffled quite a few feathers in the process, but those feathers probably don’t belong there in the first place.

skobbler US ? truly FREE turn-by-turn voice navigation skobbler GmbH, skobbler US, FREE

Screenies and more after the gap:

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LoveMySkin – mole mapping for generation i

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I wouldn’t characterise the average heavy iPhone user as the abnormally spry, outdoorsy type, but I may be wrong. Still, apps like LoveMySkin (LMS) have their place in a market whose sofa-loving constituents, too, are affected by their environment. So, just in time for winter in the norther hemisphere, LoveMySkin, an app which helps the fair-skinned discover, track, and monitor their blemishes, debuts for the few freckle-freaks in the south. If it weren’t obvious already, LoveMySkin won’t prevent skin cancer. Firing LoveMySkin up in the heat of an Aussy sunstorm ain’t gonna keep you safe. However, tracking changes on your body is something you should do and I applaud Steven Romej for releasing LMS for the frugal price of 99 cents. It seems that he also has a bulk sale price for dermatologists.

Steven Romej, LoveMySkin – Mole map for skin cancer prevention, 0.99$, 6.5 MB
LoveMySkin - Mole map for skin cancer prevention

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Resident Evil 4 – creeping out at the App Store

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I hate zombies – they actually still haunt the dark recesses of my imagination even after many years. Yup, I saw Resident Evil, the movie in the dark year, 2002, and have not been able to walk by the tøpiary my sister made for my wedding without flinching. It cowers in the hallway and on late night milk runs, lethargically hunts something near the staircase, like a shrivelled, waiting undead.

I hate zombies.

But, many brainless cretins love them. Nice gameplay video after the jump.

Capcom, Resident Evil 4, 7.99$, 37.3 MB
Resident Evil 4

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