This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, March 29, 2010

An app for that

Last week this blog mentioned that Rensselaer has a budding novelist, who now has a fan page on Facebook. In addition, a former Rensselaerian is having success as an iPhone developer. Andrew Schenk recently released the Offline Trip Guide which allows you to download Google maps when you are on-line with your iPhone or iPod Touch, and then use those maps when you a no longer connected to the Internet. Andrew developed the program because he thought it would be useful on a trip he took to Florida. A Canadian publication reviewed it here.

Andrew also does contract work, and the application Chicago Parking that he programmed for another person was reviewed on a Chicago television station. WGN also noticed it.

Andrew's website is

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