Or, better living through data mining satellite imagery.
I’m not a big fan of the goofy, “Web 2.0”, startup-app naming convention that drops vowels out of words to make domain names, but, in this case, I’m going to make an exception. Mostly because it’s free, but also cool, in spite of the name. Besides, since WLPPR relies on freely available satellite imagery gathered by scientific agencies funded by the U.S. government, I figure we all have this one coming.
What it is, is a website that gathers up some of the most beautiful, and pretty abstract, images shot from far, far above the Earth and crops them to the right size for you smart phone’s wallpaper. (That’s where the vowel-less name comes from; WaLlPaPpeR, get it?)
The site gives you the previews and there’s a link to the app for your iPhone, with an Android app in development. The iPhone app is free, too, by the way.
So, hey, why not check it out and pretty up your phone with government data your tax dollars already bought?
And, have a great weekend!
This post originally appeared at Use Your Words.