Friday, May 1, 2009

Pocket Life

Steve Jobs called the iPhone "Your life in your pocket."  Although I don't carry my iPhone in my pocket, because, well, you know?  Turning the ringer off does, um, funny things, I do find much love in Mr. Jobs' statement.  Because holy moly, have you seen the Apps for this thing?

Dude, seriously?  There's an iPhone App for choosing what to eat for dinner?  Nice.  'Cause I pretty much stink at meal planning.  Just shake that little thing up and... let's see, Taco Salad, Jello, and Artichoke Hummus.  Okay...

Oooh, and there's an iPhone App for figuring out that catchy tune that you heard in the grocery store?  You just have to hold your iPhone up to the vent in the aisles of Vons.  Don't worry, you don't look like your channeling ET or anything, because everyone totally knows about Shazam!  Duh.  

Love to facebook?  Love to Tweet?  Yup.  There's an iPhone App for that.


So Mr. Jobs, here's some market research for ya'.  I need an iPhone App that can:
  • Think of the most clever idea of ALL (mwahahaha) for Teacher Appreciation day Week
  • Tell the kids that we are buying a birthday gift for (insert name) and that his/her birthday is not for (insert 364ish days).
  • Ironing
  • Vacuuming
  • Bringing in the garbage cans
  • Foot massages
  • Laundry
  • Wash the kids hair without dripping soap into their eyes
  • Archive photo albums for the last 30+ years

I'm just thinking, as child who watched The Jetsons and thought mobile televisions and 





phones with pictures (Skype







were far-out ideas, we can't be too far off from the Rosie the Robot iPhone App, right? 



Sign me up!

16 comments:

katydidnot said...

i know this one person, who can give you tips on how to do all of those things. every last one of them. and she does this? even when not at all solicited to do so. or she can tell someone else to do it for you. also unsolicited.

yes huh.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

My wife? She's right.

Best app? iFart. Totally worth the 99 cents. Totally.

Courtney said...

2 posts in 2 days, Yeah!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I just love Shazam! I have had so much fun everywhere with it! Those apps get addicting, don't they?!

Krystyn said...

You are making me want an iPhone. You didn't even mention navigation.

One disturbing one...seriously, there was a "shake the baby" app. Apple got rid of it after the complaints came in.

Elle Charlie said...

Oooo, jealous of the iPhone. Even though I never even have my cell with me when I need it, or often have it on vibrate and then never hear it... Still, with an iPhone I'd be different...

Wendi said...

If you get Apple to agree to all those apps...I am SO getting an iPhone!
Happy Sunday!

Jason, as himself said...

I need an app that will run out and move my car when the stinking annoying sprinklers come on at school right after I've washed it.

Karen said...

I remember when cell phones were first coming out. They were saying that each person would have their own phone number and you would carry that phone around with you wherever you went and people could even call you as you were driving your car. It was just so far-fetched and unreasonable. And now my kids are laughing at me because DUH cell phones have been around forEVER.

Oh, and I want a Rosie.

MoziEsmé said...

You mean the iPhone doesn't do all those things? The amount of time my hubby spends on his - I figured it fulfilled absolutely every wish. Now me, I'm stuck on this laptop for my fun...

Kristen said...

That is hysterical!! Yeah, like when do we get the flying car. Traffic sucks!

Great post Jamie!

The Girl Next Door said...

My boss has the Diet App and has lost 15 pounds. I hate him! Love him. Something. He tells everyone he's on the "iphone diet" and they say "what you only eat your phone?" haha. lawyers are not funny people....

Huckdoll said...

Bwaha..you're funny missy.

Pumpkin Delight said...

My iphone frustrates me most of the time, but I will totally by the Rosie app...totally.

It was fun meeting you guys last night. Thanks for letting me join you.

CC said...

You are a teacher.

How the heck can you afford one of those things!

BTW: when they start doing laundry I'll just let Mr. Jobs start taking my paycheck so I can have one too.

Anonymous said...

Hey - great article - check it out, there is a useful app available on itunes called 'PocketLife'. Funny coincidence or initiated by Steve Jobs?
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=319757953&mt=8