Reviews and Guides from Gearscout
Browse the site for reviews and information on some of our favorite hardware and software. There's a new download for Quick Wapscout, a single file menu system for your cellphone. It's a fast and simple system you can upload to your webserver and get customized links for your phone.
The reviews posted here were copied from our own contributions to Epinions.com
We've added photos and examples of the products like network cameras.
SAN DISK 1GB MINI-CRUZER
Recommended: YES / Cost: $70
The story here isn't about this particular brand as much as it is about the new applications available to run on any large USB flash drive. Everyone is getting into the act and we come out the winners!
steal this code...
Build Your Own WAP Homepage
Requires: Any Web Site
Life's too short for a boring home page for your cell phone. Put some life into it with "nearly live" images from your network camera or webcam. Don't have one? You can use a live image from the Eiffel Tower or most other webcam sites!
We'll give you a few templates similar to what's in the photo here. The small image file works as a menu just by pressing the corresponding keys on your phone's numeric keypad.
how bad is that traffic jam?
Requires: Any Web Site
You don't need much to create your own navigation system for your cellphone. Work with the existing network of cameras from your State or City's Dept. of Transportation and quickly check out local traffic conditions.
Gearscout shows you how to set one up with a simple text menu that will let you check several cameras within a minute. Keep your phone costs down while you keep up to speed with traffic conditions. This is a simple, but truly useful addition to any cell phone...customize it just for you!
Put Phone Photos and Video on Your Web Site...
Requires: PHP-enabled website
It's called MMS Messaging. Typically, you pay to upload your photos and videos (Multi-Media Messages) to your service providers website. But with a PHP- enabled web site and a small amount of effort, you can send them directly to your own site...free. Visitors can add comments to photos, too. We'll point you to where you can download free scripts. Download the free scripts from Humpa at the link below. The latest scripts have been developed to take advantage of image-editing programs on the server (ImageMagick) that allow you to improve the quality of your shots without taking them down off the web site. Support for viewing/deleting your pictures right from your cellphone, too.