Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Finally! New App Will Turn Your iPad or iPhone Into a Real-Life, Interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams Fan?

Got your towel?

Always been intrigued by the SEP Field? (Somebody Else's Problem)

Now coming to iPhones, iPods, & iPads near you...the latest edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

Apparently it's not going to be available until the fall. They link to, but there is not much to do there other than sign up to be notified or Like, Tweet, or Facebook it.

Hothead Games press release:

Looking forward to this, since they plan on updating it as things progress. Imagine adding real-world stuff to it, sort of like a travel wikipedia...I'm sure someone has thought of this already, but I haven't run across it yet.

Real World "Pay It Forward" - Caffeinated

This is an interesting concept...Make your Starbucks card available to everyone for a free cup of coffee and only ask that people add cash to the card if they are feeling generous.

Want free coffee and got an iPhone? Use Jonathan's Card (Updated) | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

But nothing is ever simple. There have been allegations of viral marketing campaigns and dishonesty. While the experiment has garnered lots of people a free cup, it created controversy because some people can't believe that others are willing to do something nice.
I believe that this experiment was genuine and a good example that not everyone is a cynic.

Starbucks shut down the account on August 12, 2011, but Stark intends to continue the good will by continuing to promote a "Pay It Forward" coffee strategy with a slightly different strategy: Buy the next person in line's coffee - No Starbucks Needed. See the latest update -

Follow @jonathanscard on Twitter to see updates on this evolution of the experiment.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Casual Games Rolling out on Google+

I am glad to see this. I like the approach that they have taken by isolating the games on a separate page and not allowing it to clutter your stream. Now I only wish it that it would show up for my account!