THE IPHONE 3G S, the third incarnation of the Apple device, was released June 19. But the geeks from Cupertino aren’t the only ones making the phone such an indispensable item. Seattle techies have thrown their genius at the gadget, too. Here are five regionally created applications we’ll be downloading on our 3G S.


Created at downtown-based Jott Networks, which specializes in voice-to-text applications, the Jott app allows users to record brief voice memos that can be transcribed and stored in memo folders and to-do lists.


Bellevue software company Big Canvas was launched in 2008 with this and two other apps—PhotoArtist and Small Canvas—that encourage users to take and edit high-quality images, and create photo journals of their experiences (the company calls it “life-logging”).


Fremont start-up Blue Flavor went global with an app that provides simple icons that you can tap to check the daily news, the weather, or the Mariners score.


Pelago created Whrrl, which makes use of the iPhone’s internal GPS and allows you to share your location with friends and get dining, entertainment, and lodging recommendations from other users who have been there.


Eastlake’s—bought up by an Internet conglomerate in April—boasts a global network of restaurants that allows users to search for nearby eateries based on location, price, type of food, and atmosphere. Shake your iPhone and UrbanSpoon will pick a restaurant in your area at random.

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