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OMG how did I not know about this?? CityMint is an amazing food delivery app that actually allows food delivery straight to your picnic blanket in the park. The system uses geolocation to help the delivery guy or girl find you no matter where you are in the park. And there’s no extra fee! Park delivery is currently available on weekends in my two favorite cities: San Francisco’s Dolores Park (through Oct. 16) and NYC’s Central Park (through Labor Day).

But even in the off season, this is an awesome app. Imagine never needing to go through a stack of takeout menus again. The app saves your credit card info, integrates with Yelp, and even allows you to set up favorites. I’m not sure if it’s as comprehensive as GrubHub, but I’m definitely going to check it out.

(Yes, I order a lot of takeout. Don’t judge.)

A while back I had written about the Lose It! app, which is designed to help users count calories and log exercise. A couple days ago I came across this article detailing how users are really benefiting from this app and others like it  (it also mentions Walk n’ Play). In fact, a specialist in Maine has been testing Lose it! with several diabetes patients and in the past three months all 17 of them have lost weight and reduced their blood sugar.

p.s. also check out this great Top 10 List of weight loss and fitness apps from Mashable. Now that summer classes are over, I’m attempting to jumpstart my fitness routine, so hopefully I will have some reviews of these apps coming soon…

Whether you’re funemployed, trying to make a career change or simply looking for a discreet way to job-search while at work, check out 10 iPhone Apps to Manage Your Job Search on the Go. It offers a comprehensive list of free and paid apps, including some from the likely suspects like CareerBuilder, Craigslist, LinkedIn, plus a few I had never heard of. There’s even one, ABContacts, that actually allows you to tap into and build your existing professional network by organizing the contacts in your phone by category, etc. I did notice that Idealist was conspicuously missing from the list. Surprisingly, they haven’t come up with a mobile app yet…

I was already a big fan of the eBay app, but now they’ve come up with a new one, the eBay Fashion app. It takes the ease of eBay shopping to a whole new level by allowing you to browse and even “try on” apparel that is available in the eBay world. You would never guess this is an auction site (unless you get to the bidding stage) because it is organized so well and has the look and feel of a fashion catalog. It allows you to check out the latest fashions, browse the vintage collection (I’m obsessed with the 70s), and it has a virtual closet function where you can see what your items look like when paired together! You can even upload a picture of yourself and superimpose the items on yourself. Of course, it also has the requisite email, facebook and twitter options as well. Best of all, it’s totally free.

What I love the most is that the people at eBay are thinking about how they can take advantage of mobile to really take their services to a whole new level. I guarantee that I will be using this app in the very near future.

Check out this demo for a walk-through of all the features:

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Some people have mentioned to me that reading this blog is making them wish they had an iPhone. First off, I’m glad my posts are getting people interested and excited! But my purpose here isn’t really to show off or even to rave about how awesome the iPhone is. It’s more to spark the imagination about what’s possible – and specifically, how communications is evolving right before our eyes.

I’m not partial to any particular smartphone (okay, well, maybe a little bit). There are so many out there and a lot of them come with a lot of unique advantages. The Evo has an awesome big screen. The Blackberry has IM. The Android is the fastest growing smartphone in the market, and it recently hit 1 billion app downloads in the Android Market.

And even if you don’t have a smartphone, no worries. Currently, only 17% of American cell phone owners are using smartphones. But according to eMarketer’s July 2010 Top Picks, that percentage is projected to grow steadily over the next few years, with 49% of us using smartphones by the end of 2011.

So… even for the self-proclaimed late adopters, I think change might be inevitable.

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