I tried out the new PicPosterous iPhone app today to take some pictures of the wreckage from a taxi fire in front of Maison restaurant in Midtown, at 53rd and 7th. The fire was put out pretty quickly. Nobody was hurt. Afterward, tourists were standing around snapping pictures of each other in front of the wreck. City Room has more details. So does the local CBS site. My wife was walking by when the taxi was still ablaze and alerted me, but I missed the flames. (We live nearby.) The rest of my pictures are over at Posterous.
I was impressed with the ease and speed of PicPosterous. It uploaded the pictures quickly and automatically from my iPhone 3GS, creating the blog post and slide show. The name of the gallery in the application becomes the headline of the post. You can also set it up to autopost to Twitter, Facebook, and many other services.
Next, I'll have to figure out the best way to upload video from the iPhone. This is pretty cool: