Smartpen gets apps store

Smartpen_ShawnEvansWLUThe LiveScribe smartpen now has an apps store, where users can purchase and download new programs for the device.  As one blog puts it,

Available through the Pulse’s desktop software (which runs on PCs and Macs), it’s a repository for programs–mostly free or cheap ones–that extend the usefulness of the pen. Buy one and sync your phone via its USB dock, and it gets downloaded to the pen.

About 30 apps are in the store now, including games, language tools, and reference content.  Apps are developed by third parties.

Next up? According to VentureBeat:

Byron Connell, head of marketing at the company, said he expects to see audio transcription services available sometime next year for users who want their handwritten notes converted into text.

Relevant previous Liberal Education Today/Tomorrow posts: on the Smartpen. Printers get apps. Other apps store posts.

(image of Washington and Lee professor using the device)

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Posted on November 19, 2009 at 9:52 am by Bryan Alexander · Permalink
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