I knew this was coming, but I must have missed the actual product release for Eye-Fi’s iPhone application back at the end of February. Luckily, I got a reminder from GottaBeMobile today. Existing Eye-Fi product owners can use the free application (iTunes link) to wirelessly move photos from their iPhone to either a computer or to various online sites. This is right up my alley because I rarely connect my iPhone to a computer with the USB cable. I hate having to do that just to move photos and while I can (and have) e-mailed to myself in the past, the picture sizes drop down using that method.
I was already thinking of grabbing an Eye-Fi card for my Canon XSi and this news might give me the nudge to make it happen. Ironically, it’s the second time in less than a month that a free software development will get me to spend money on new hardware. Once the Kindle for iPhone app arrived with book synchronization, Amazon took $359 out of my wallet.
As a related aside: While I understand that some folks don’t use Wi-Fi on their phones, this type of personal network application is another reason I agree with James: Leaving Wi-Fi off a smartphone these days adds an unnecessary limitation.