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“What can I say? It’s like putting on the big boy pants.”

— Wichitan Jonathan George, developer of the Boxcar app that sends iPhone alerts when your name is mentioned on places like Twitter, on incorporating his company

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“We’re No. 2 behind the big ball of twine.”

Angela Mallory, co-owner of the Donut Whole, on how the business’ rooftop rooster made an iPhone travel app list of odd and off-the-beaten-path Kansas roadside attractions

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“It gets more affection than my husband or my kids.”

Natalie Moyer of J.P. Weigand & Sons, speaking of her iPhone at the first iPhoneatics meeting today

Group forms to share iPhone app ideas

WICHITA — John David Burkholder is unabashedly passionate for his iPhone.

“It is quite a business tool,” says the manager of content and strategic positioning for Preferred Health Systems.

When he first got the phone a few months ago, Burkholder says he spent “several weeks of staying up late into the night looking for apps.”

But, he says, “With over 100,000 apps in the iTunes apps store, you’re never going to get a good chance to see what’s in there. There’s a lot of gems as you dig deep down into the app store.”

That’s why he’s now forming a group — iPhoneatics — through which he hopes business people can meet and share what they’ve found to be helpful.

“Are there things that we can learn from one another that we’re able to improve ourselves at work and even at home?” Burkholder says.

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New iPhone app is Wichita based

iphoneA couple of Wichita software engineers hope to quit their day jobs for games. Not to play games, but to create them.

Gregg Bolinger and Hycel Taylor recently had their first game approved as an iPhone application.

“It got approved in eight days,” Bolinger says. “It was really fast.”

He says anyone can pay $99 and submit an “app” to the iPhone App Store, and a team of people who work for Apple review whether to make the application available to iPhone users.

“It’s an interesting process because I’ve heard of apps sitting in the review process for months,” Bolinger says.

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