The Quantum Pontiff

Category archives for iPhone


Congrats to OneBusAway, winners of the 2010 WTIA Industry Achievement Award for “best use of technology in the government, nonprofit or education sector”. OneBusAway was started by University of Washington students and provides real time access to transit information here in the Seattle area. I know it best through it’s iPhone app, which is by…

Update 10/13/09: corrected for ice cream flavor and location, thus merging two related universes. There is a story about Richard Feynman that while he was at Princeton MIT he had a hard time with dessert. Apparently they always served either chocolate or vanilla ice cream and Feynman would agonize over which he wanted that night.…

I Am Poor the iPhone App

I Am Poor, the $0.99 iPhone app: The mac & cheese, Ramen noodles, and tuna is my artistic rendition of what poor college students eat with their limited funds. The icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this.…

ArXiview, my arXiv browsing iPhone app, has been updated for the new iPhone OS 3.0. New features include: Search fields now accept boolean queries and exact phrase queries. Touch the little (i) icon to get info on this feature from the search page. Search by identifier has been added. There is now an in application…

Old School HP Calcs on iPhone

Via @calbucci, classic HP calculators on the iPhone. Very old school geeky. HP 12c, HP 12c Platinum, and HP 15c.

My Most Used iPhone Apps

The iPhone is a great gadget (as a phone, it’s okay. Personally I wish it could be made a bit louder as my ears, they ain’t so good at that hearing thing.) Here are the apps I’ve found that I use the most. (Excluding google maps, the built in email and browser, and the phone…

Adiabatic Paper Dance

Yes, it’s a slow dance: Through the hourglass I saw you, in time you slipped away When the mirror crashed I called you, and turned to hear you say If only for today I am adiabatic Take my pulsed gates away arXiv:0905.0901, “Adiabatic Gate Teleportation” by Dave Bacon and Steve Flammia (As seen on arXiview)

Starting iPhone Programming Tips

A few small tips for what to do when starting up programming for the iPhone.