Sex and taxes—usually you don’t see those two words in the same sentence, but on today’s episode of Fly or Die we cover apps that will help you with both. Well, sort of. This week, we take a look at Ditto, TurboTax for the iPad and the new Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 camera.
Ditto is a brand new mobile app (iTunes) that helps you plan what you want to do and find people to do it with. “Ultimately, we are all looking to get laid. It is what all social apps are about in the end,” jokes Ditto founder Jyri Engestrom (previously of Jaiku), who joins us as our surprise guest.
Ditto isn’t really about sex so much as it is about broadcasting what you are doing and what you want to do to your friends and associates. To the extent that what you are doing makes you seem interesting to others, maybe that will help in the love department, but it is not a dating app. I am intrigued by it because it is very different than most other geo mobile apps. It’s about creating serendipity by throwing out a desire to eat out, watch a movie, get a drink, or exercise, and then making it easy to create conversations around those desires. Of course, sometimes it’s just about telling the world that you are eating nuts on a train. But that can be rewarding too.
What about taxes? Nobody likes to do taxes, but TurboTax for the iPad at least lets you do them on your couch. The app just came out this week. And finally, we have the Olympus E-PL1, which is a shrunk-down digital SLR. Swap lenses with less bulk.