Saw a link to this from C|Net’s Crave blog. What really caught my attention was that Deepfish supposedly works like Safari on the iPhone, where it renders the whole web page as you’d see it on a PC. Then you can zoom in on certain parts of the web page to actually read the content. On the iPhone you could do this with your fingers on the touchscreen, but with Deepfish, you are dependent on the Smartphone’s joystick.
Check out the demo here. According to the Deepfish site, it’s an invite-only download (ah, isn’t that the Web 2.0 way? *smirk*). If anyone has an invite, I’d like one, since I just found out this will run on Windows Mobile devices also (supposedly).
Has anyone tried this out?
P.S. The Crave blog post also mentions ZenZui, which I saw pop up in Twitter recently but sort of glossed over. Will have to revisit this.
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I stumbled across a headline on Daily Rotation about the article on Photosynth from Ars Technica when I was exploring different web-based RSS aggregators from this mega-list by Allyn Edmonds. I had gotten to Allyn’s site from PaulStamatiou.com, which I originally visited because he had commented on a Download Squad post about this OS X program launcher app called Todos.
Anyway, I really wanted to comment on the Photosynth program. It’s a cool application that can analyze a bunch of pictures of an area and create a 3D representation from all of those pictures. It sounds just like creating a 360-degree, virtual reality Quicktime movie from a bunch of your own pictures, but of course it’s more than just stitching all of the pictures together. And the pictures can be from all over the web, not just your own pictures on your hard drive. Just take a look at this short demo video to really get a feel for what this program can do; it’s pretty impressive, IMO.