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bug_photos.gifView images of the iPhone beta user interface (UI) in detail.

From breaking news headlines, movie times, audio podcasts, 24 hour weather outlook, searchable classifieds and The Oklahoman Archives, this new iPhone UI beta has everything you’ll need on the go. Version 1.0, now in development, will include the ability to buy movie tickets, watch movie trailers, detailed weather with live local radar, NewsOK.tv news video and more.

At last weeks Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, the buzz was how Apple had blown the doors off the user experience with their iPhone interface and opened the box, so we could look into the future. The current iPhone development team includes Jake Behrens (lead developer), James Duncan, Ethan Cairns, Ryan Marshall, Billy Davis and myself. Great job guys! You make us proud.

This Web based application is part of Apple’s recent open source iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) and can be found at iphone.newsok.com, or watch Steve Jobs presentation to see what’s ahead.

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Don Curtis works in a wheat field north of Guymon. Photo by Bryan Terry.

The high cost of gasoline is making it almost impossible to produce and deliver The Oklahoman to the furthest parts of the state. As part of a test to develop future audience in these distant locations, The Oklahoman soft-launched MainstreetOK.com this week. An electronic version of Oklahoma small town news, this blog like site will focus around the town of Guymond, Oklahoma.

Giving it a local flavor and a true hometown read, this version of Panhandle news will be edited and maintained by a local resident of Guymond. With social networking built-in, this site includes local news, sports, movie times, photo galleries, classifieds and weather. In the near future and currently in final development, this project will include a New York Times style reader, which is a down-loadable software version of The Oklahoman that lives on your computer. This version of the newspaper will update itself on a continual basis. I’ll have more on that the day it launches.

Commissioned by The Oklahoman circulation department, project contributors include Jennifer Armstrong-Zink, Billy Mabray, Amy Mitchell, Andy Fugate, Jake Behrens, Jay Spear, Tommy Yi, Alan Herzberger, Pat Dennis, Joe Hopper, Rob Wescott and a small part of myself.

Recording My Experiences

mug_scott_bw.jpgAfter slogging away for years to beat the next deadline, it's nice to have a place to quickly record my professional experiences. I started this blog, as I was finishing the design and launch of the second of four media studios on the 7th floor of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City and one studio east of the White House in the National Press Building. Below are a set of links reflecting our dreams, our challenges and the products and services we chose.

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