Tomorrow you’ll wake up thinking that you have a free day ahead of you, if only for a few minutes. Next, you’ll grab your iPhone to find a call from your parents and voicemail you do not have to brush off thanks(?) to visual voicemail. In that moment, you realize
We've covered Wi-Fi Sync previously, a simple app that lets you sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad, without needing to plug in. The app and its developer, Greg Hughes, got a bit of attention because of Apple's rejection. I recently had the opportunity to interview Hughes and discuss some of the details with his app, the app store rejection, and his feelings on Cydia.
I was able to spend a few days with Wi-Fi Sync on my jailbroken iPhone and found only two downsides to this extremely simple app: It doesn't work on the iPad and it's not available in the App Store. Wi-Fi Sync allows you to sync your iPhone or iPod Touch to your Mac without having to use the USB cable to do it. This is a feature that should be standard on all iDevices, unfortunately the app was rejected by Apple and is now only available for the brave souls who are willing to jailbreak their device.
One of the most annoying aspects of the iPhone and iPad could be the fact you have to physically plug the device into your computer to sync. As a result, it's something I rarely do on any of my iDevices. Developer Greg Hughes has submitted an app to Apple that allows users to sync wirelessly. According to the developer, the app uses public APIs, which means there shouldn't be a technical reason for the app to be rejected by Apple. If the app is approved, I'll be first in line to buy it. And of course we'll provide more information here as it becomes available.
Check out the short video demonstration below.
While browsing the Expo show floor here at Macwolrd we stopped by the folks at Eye-Fi, the makers of the wireless digital camera card and service that lets you upload photos directly from your camera over Wi-Fi. There they showed us their new app that brings the same capabilities of their card to the iPhone.