Our survey is complete and we are now analysing our results. So if you were one of the hundreds who took part, THANK YOU! And we will be announcing the winner of the complete Guerilla Film Makers Library very soon, in a very special way too (more on that in the next few weeks).
One of the questions we asked was how many of you use an iPhone – from our sample of film makers, it was just over 30%. The reason we asked is that we wanted to asses the viability of our Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook as an iPhone app. But it also gives us a sense of what technology you have in your pocket. Out of that thought, and weaving into our Cannes Workshop (if you want to come to Cannes and want someone to help you through the first steps, including meeting with you in Cannes, this is for you), we decided to do some research on Cannes iPhone apps too.
There are a handful that (to me at least) look like a generic interface with data pulled from Wikipedia. That’s all cool as I don’t really want to know the history of the town, or where a good restraint is located, what I really want is an offline GPS map (so no roaming charges). Cannes is quite small, but for the first few days, if you have an iPhone, I think a 59p investment for an offline dynamic GPS map is a great investment. I bought two to test, the ‘Cannes GSP Travel Guide’ and ‘iMapsPro Cannes’ (which is cheaper and has a better map). Of course I can’t test the GPS functions until I get there.
Remember, Cannes is a small town and you are unlikey to get lost, but for the first few days, finding the train station in a hurry or getting to the Petit Carlton after a drink or two, may well be helped by the little GPS friend in your hand called your iPhone.