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5 iPhone Apps to Get You Ready for Le Web

If you haven’t already heard, this week is the Paris-based Le Web Conference. ReadWriteWeb will be live blogging the event in the next couple of days, with startup writer Dana Oshiro attending with the Social Media Club House and news writer Frederic Lardinois attending as a TravelingGeek. The event will showcase some of Europe’s best and brightest tech companies. Below are a few resources for those attending the event:

1. Le Web iPhone app: A few days ago we wrote about the fact that Ustream and band app creation site Mobile Roadie have teamed up to deliver an official Le Web iPhone application. The service offers program information, maps and a feed of event-related news.

PicTranslator: PicTranslator allows users to take a photo of a menu or signage for instant translation. For $1 you’re given a chance to see basic translations, listen to pronunciations and try your hand at communicating in the language of love.

2. Tell Me Where: Based out of Paris, this service allows users to find nearby places in more than 15 categories including fashion, parking, tourism and restaurant-related picks. The iPhone app allows users to connect to their Facebook accounts and view places recommended by your friends. Users can also upload their photos and experiences using the app.

3. Metro Paris: This service allows users to navigate the Paris metro as well as the bus line with ease. Using your phone’s GPS, the service allows you to view your closest metro stations and offers real-time alerts on line interruptions. In late August, ReadWriteWeb covered this service’s augmented reality release. It is the first known augmented reality app to appear in the App Store.

4. Spotify: If you plan on being in Europe beyond the conference dates, you might want to signup for Spotify premium. The iPhone application offers users real-time file syncing and the ability to cache offline music playlists for use on the metro and other non-wifi enabled areas of the city.

5. Currency Converter: If you haven’t gotten used to converting currency, this application calculates the cost of all your rich and sumptuous meals.

This year’s Le Web is dedicated to highlighting Europe’s best and brightest real-time web companies. For a primer on the real-time web, you may want to check out ReadWriteWeb’s latest report The Real-Time Web and its Future

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