Undeterred by the lack of official news, or the British weather, Apple fanatic Robert Shoesmith has caught the world's attention, planning to camp outside the Covent Garden Apple store to ensure he's the first Brit to get his hands on the company's fabled iPhone 5 smartphone.
Earlier this week the IBTimes caught up with Shoesmith to find out how and more importantly why, the Marketing and PR guru plans to achieve the feat in an exclusive interview.
Robert Shoesmith plans to line up at an Apple store in downtown London to pick up the next iPhone, and he’s willing to wait up to a month in line to do it.
If reports are to be believed, the next iPhone could be on store shelves in about a month or so. A couple of weeks before a launch Apple typically holds a press event to unveil, price and show off the new products.
And a couple of days before that event Apple sends out invites to the media.
When that date is known, that’s when Shoesmith plans to start waiting in line.
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Fruit Blast really is a blast, for a while. It is clear that the game is meant to be there for times when you are bored waiting for a bus but that is by no means a negative.
A monkey is throwing all manner of fruits at you and the aim of the game is to shoot all the apples and pineapples that are slung your way before the screen fills up and starts to look like a pulpy mess. The animal runs around with a bucket on his head, seemingly proclaiming himself lord of the zoo, slinging his wares like some sort of London rioter as the player shoots them out of the air using a range of items from a blow tube to a “blueberry” uzi. If this was London Zoo, the monkey would have been shot in an instant with crowds of feral PETA activists exclaiming “not in our name!”.
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BoxHead the zombie wars is a game for iPhone and iPod from MEDL Mobile inc. and Sean Cooper. The object of this game is essentially kill everything that moves within 3 feet of you by what ever means necessary. This game mixes all the things that us gamers love with shoot em up’s, it becomes very addictive and very stressful at times especially in nightmare mode (trust me it’s a freaking nightmare)
Have you ever met someone who you were sure would be a perfect match for you but they turned out to be the opposite? Well now thanks to the developers over at MEDLmobile and LA Actor & Director Jim Eshom, there is an app to help you.
Boink allows you to match your sexual compatibility with others by “boinking” your iPhone’s together using the built in Bump technology.
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What do app developers think of Google’s union with Motorola? Boink.
That’s the name of a mobile dating app developed by Medl Mobile in Orange County, Calif. The app allows two people who each have downloaded Boink to tap their phones together and share personal information about their dating preferences.
But Boink presents its challenges — at least when it comes to making the app work on Android phones. That’s because Android runs on many kinds of phones, from companies like HTC, Samsung and Motorola, that in many instances must be programmed slightly differently.
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One way for amateurs to improve their poker game is to read up on strategy and learn the math behind the game, Hellmuth said.
He is marketing a recently released iPhone app that figures odds for Hold 'Em hands. The $1.99 "Phil Hellmuth Poker Odds Calculator" charts a user's likelihood of winning a hand, based on his hole cards, the community cards and an opponent's expected range of hands.
The app also has 30- to 60-second videos with advice from Hellmuth and a catalog of his merchandise, including books, DVDs and "Poker Brat" apparel.
Read more: Figuring odds? 'Poker brat' has an app for that - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/gambling/s_753618.html#ixzz1XHkd7g7H
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Release dates are for suckers, true fans start waiting in line before a product is even officially announced. While many of you don't live by this creed, Rob Shoesmith sure does.
Shoesmith, a marketer for app developer MEDL Mobile, has already claimed the first space in line for the eventual release of the Apple iPhone 5 at the Covent Garden Apple Store in London. Crazy? Perhaps, but for Shoesmith there is more in it for him than simply being among the first to get Apple's next smartphone, it's a PR experiment – or what some of us would like to call, a "publicity stunt."
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A report from the Atlantic suggested that yesterday evening Rob Shoesmith continued his wait for the fabled smartphone despite the imminent threat the riots posed.
According to the report, Shoesmith has been waiting for the as-yet-unconfirmed smartphone for the best part of a month. Shoesmith has reportedly managed the sit-in by taking advantage of the numerous wireless hotspots in the area, working wirelessly from his laptop.
The iPhone 5 may have not been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped Rob Shoesmith in the UK from starting to plan his time in line for the device. The marketer from the UK has started to construct plans set up a tent outside the Apple Store in London’s Covent Garden District, where he plans to hang out how ever long it takes for the new iPhone to be released.
Before you think this guy is a crazy phone fanatic – getting the iPhone is actually not his biggest goal. Being “that guy” in an Apple line has its perks, and Shoesmith has already started racking quite a few of them up. Turns out, there’s so much media attention on the first person in line that businesses are pumped about the idea of giving Shoesmith their products to use while he’s getting all that publicity.
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