Entries in iphone (2)


Apple's iPad Misses the iBoat

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think the iPad is impressive (even if the name isn't). From what I can see, without holding it in my hands, it boasts a beautiful display, is super responsive and has some nice multi-touch features and eye-candy. But what exactly are we looking at here?

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From iPhone to YouTube to Twitter

Users YouTube RSS Feed in FirefoxIt's not that I don't like yFrog or Twitpic or any of the other services out there for twittering my latest videos on the internet, but I'm really trying hard to keep all of my videos and pictures in one place rather than spread all over the internet.

With the introduction of the video recorder in the iPhone 3GS and the ability to 'one-click' upload videos directly to YouTube, the only thing that was missing was the ability to have those videos automagically twittered.

After a little research, I discovered that it is possible to subscribe to a user's YouTube RSS feed by using the URL: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/username/uploads?orderby=published

That URL, after replacing 'username' with the user's YouTube account ID, is the RSS subscription feed.  Once established, the next step is to simply have the feed monitored by a service such as TwitterFeed.com which will automatically 'tweet' new videos uploaded via the iPhone or other device

For my next trick, I'm going to work on doing the exact same thing with pictures using either Picasa Web Albums or Flickr.