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Where are the usefull web apps?

Asked by joshisradd (238points) January 22nd, 2008 from iPhone

It seems that the more I look for iPhone web apps the more I realize they are mostly rubish.

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kevbo's avatar

Amen, brother! That and the fact that they may be made obsolete by the SDK. I do like & which are different (from each other). Google reader (which is available as a standalone and via is useful (for a feed fix, primarily). Aside from, (Scenario Poker) comes in handy when I want to kill some time. Also comes in handy when we’re deciding on a movie.

I would love an iphone app that either was or approached for product reviews. For whatever reason, the site locks up my browser when I want to look up a review while I’m out shopping.

artemisdivine's avatar

i tend to favour the pc mag reviews…

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Maverick's avatar

Launchrz – – has an extensive directory of iPhone webapps and users can rate or leave comments on them. You can also keep your own personal “Launchrz page” with your favorites that will load automatically each time you visit the site. 1.1.3 may have mitigated the need for this feature a little but I prefer to keep my webapps separate. Anyway, you can type almost anything into the search bar at the top and it will come back with some apps to check out… also be sure to try the quick search (tap the magnifying glass) to see the highest rated or most popular apps.

I don’t really know what people think is so great about native apps, sure they’re great for games, but most of what I want to do with my iPhone involves the internet anyway, so there isn’t a lot of benefit to them being native. For example, FlickIM is my preferred instant messaging application – personally I think its better than either of the native options. BeeJive is also very good.

[I’ll list their Launchrz page, that way you can read the desciptions, etc, just tap on the icon for the app to launch it]
FlickIM –
JiveTalk –

Other Webapps I’ve got on my Launchrz page that I use regularly are:

Cinema Listings –
Fluther (obviously) –
Newsgator – RSS reader, I use this everyday –
Wizard Media – stream podcasts to you phone, no syncing! –
SeeqPod – find an stream almost any song –
iScopes – horroscopes –

I have a tonne more, but I use those almost every day. I’m also completely addicted to this simple game called Castle Feud. Mind Dojo keeps me sharp, and Pipes has been keeping me busy today.

Castle Feud –
Mind Dojo –
Pipes –

Hope these help you out. Cheers!

xxxciter's avatar

Launchrz appears to be DEAD

xxxciter's avatar

AppSafari seems to be pretty complete and displays a webapp version when viewed from the iPhone.

In the App Store is an app called ”Web Apps” which has an extensive database and allows you to bookmark them into a directory, thus saving space on your home screens.

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