Entertainment Apps are some of my favorite ones to test and use in my personal life. When I received the review request for Distant Shore I went to the App Store to see more about this app. After reading the description I was immediately intrigued but was alittle confused to as if this is a entertainment App or social networking game app but none the less I was ready to download it and sync it to my 3G.
After syncing I started the app to notice the sounds and scenes of the beach, In the upper left corner tap the little “i” to see options, News, Help and About features. In the lower left corner is a bag icon tap this is to see messages you have picked up along the beach and bottles you have earned to create new messages to launch in to the Ocean. In order to find message that others have thrown in the ocean and have washed up on your beach you will need to walk around on the beach by tapping your finger in the direction you want to walk looking for messages in bottles and collecting Sea Shells after you have collected 5 you get a bottle to create a new message and launch it in the sea to read messages tap on one of the letter in your bag you wish to read, to compose new messages tap on a bottle and the keyboard will popup type in what you want and tap Launch.
Although I really enjoy this so called entertainment app I consider a more of a social networking game I wasn’t impressed graphics they where just ok for my. The whole concept behind this app is cool it has given me some ideas for a business app I have been thinking of developing. The idea of typing a message and throwing it in the ocean to wash up on another person using this app’s beach whom you may or may not know is brilliant, Thumbs Up on this app with the add game like features of walking around picking up messages and collecting shells make it more interesting.
At $0.99 this is well worth buying, among entertainment app this is one to get. I predict this app will be in the top 50 if not 100 paid apps for along time to come and I’m looking forward to updates & others apps this developer may releases in the future.
This app is by far my favorite Photography app hands down. From the time I downloaded it to my iPhone to begin testing for this review I have taken 213 picture just to play with in this app. I really like what this app has to offer only two things that i wish where added, The ability to send the finished picture through email or upload to flickr or other photo sharing sites from within the app itself.
With that aside this app is wonderful to play with in it’s entirety. Once you have synced this app to your iPhone and click icon you will be giving an option to “take photo” or “Load image” in which you can load image from you camera roll, wallpapers or Photo library. Select you choose to get and image, after image loads it will fade to black & white automatically. You will notice option buttons at the top & bottom of your screen, from left to right across the top your first option will be the menu in here you can start new session, Save Session and Load Sessions. Your next option will give you basic instructions, than there is two buttons similar in shape & size first one will have colored circle and the second will be a red circle, these option allow you to choose between two view modes. The normal view (Left Button) which shows image in part black & white, Part color. The Second mode (Right Button) shows regions that are normally in color tinted in a red. this is done to make it easier see the boundaries between what you want to stay black & white and what you want to re-color.
Your next option will allow you to select from 4 different brushes which very in hard & soft edges, opaque & transparent. With the transparent brush you can partially desaturate parts of your image. The last option across the top allows you to Undo previous brush strokes you done, you have the ability to undo brush strokes all the way back to original image is reached.
Now across the bottom you have a Pan & Zoom option which you don’t really need because you can pinch, squeeze & spread your fingers on the screen as you do for all other app’s to zoom in etc. Now we come to the 2 main options “Color” and “Gray” with these option you can add color back in to a picture with the stroke of your finger tip across the area you want to re-color, If for what ever reason you mess up , change your mind about a colored area by clicking the “Gray” option and stroking your finger over the area you can re-gray an image. By tapping the screen a single time you will put picture in full screen, tapping again returns to work screen, Double tapping screen will switch you options between “Color” or “Gray” at the bottom.
In case I haven`t covered everything about this app remember the second option will give you basic instruction on how to operate app. All in all it is very easy to use & navigate, pretty simple. What I really liked about ColorSlash is the ability to re-color the areas you want to make it stand out with detail while the rest kind of reminds me of being lost in time. I am a total electronic’s nut I have several HD video Cameras, Canon Digital SLR 14 megapixel Camera, Underwater housing for all of them, Webcams, etc… And I honestly had as more fun with this Photography App as if I was working on photo’s in Photshop, using my finger to swipe across the screen as a paint brush is almost effortless. I give this app an A+ I really enjoyed it and highly recommend to all ages.
Using the Geisha app can be a good two minute break from the stress of everyday life. You launch the app, watch the paper doors slide open and view a kimono clad geisha. Touch the screen and she will begin doing a graceful dance to traditional music. Move your finger around the screen to change the view to above, left or right to get a good look at the entire room. Pinch the screen to close the doors again and put an end to the performance.
The app also features a clock on the screen with the geisha, which works to fulfill two purposes. First of all, you know what time it is so you don’t waste too much of it watching the performance and secondly you can program the app to launch at a certain interval, such as every hour, or at an exact time – say in the middle of a stressful meeting at work. There are a couple other changes you can make. You can choose from three different Kimono colors and use a setting that makes it so the dancer starts or stops when you clap your hands in front of the iPhone’s microphone.
This app makes for an interesting diversion and people will definitely ask about it. The graphics are also fairly detailed especially the intricate details of the room. I just wish the phone’s memory could keep up with the dancer a little bit better. At times it seems more like she’s doing the robot than an ancient sensual dance.
I really liked this app. It allows you to plot a trip using the iPhone’s built in GPS and save the information for use later. When you are actually taking the trip, whether driving, walking or flying, it shows you your average speed, top speed and distance traveled as well as how long it takes you to complete each step of the journey. This is helpful for keeping track of mileage if you need reimbursement for work and for finding out how long a trip actually takes instead of relying on estimates from mapping programs.
The only flaw I found isn’t really with the app but with how the iPhone handles background processes. If your phone times out and goes to sleep, the app pauses until you power it back on. This causes your speeds to become skewed and report wrong, since the app won’t know the program stopped and will instead catch up by immediately adding the new miles traveled when it kicks back in.
Since the phone timed out while I was driving and then kicked back on a couple minutes later, the app assumed I jumped 10 miles in two seconds and gave me an insanely high travel speed of over 120 miles per hour (which is not even possible in my little car). Aside from this little hiccup, the app works as promised and was very helpful.
The app doesn’t have much in the way of graphics or sound. It’s just an allover simple design. It also doesn’t provide maps, just odometer, time and speed statistics.
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This app is a voice recorder that lets you record a sound, be it your dog barking, your bad singing or a song you hear on the radio, by touching the record button on the bottom left of the screen. Once you stop the recording, by touching the stop button of course, you can play it back or send it to friends.
To do this, simply find the date and time you made the recording in a list that appears on the home screen. Touch the arrow button directly following the listing. Then you can choose to send your recording by email, upload it to your social networking sites, such as FaceBook or Blogger, or just transfer it to VR+ online. You can also rename the recording or delete it. The sound quality seemed to be pretty good. I had no problems hearing or understanding what I recorded, even when all I was doing was tapping the iPhone screen.
It is worth noting that the app requires you to set up a VR+ account, which is where the links from your social networking sites will lead. However, once your VR+ account is set up you can store your login information for each social networking site you use so you can easily create a post and attach the recording without having to launch the site separately.
I like the idea of being able to post directly to social networking sites instead of having to jump through hoops, especially if I am short on time. This app would be very helpful for impromptu podcasting, such as when I’m at a conference or festival and want to give frequent event updates in voiceover form. There are no instructions provided with the app, but it is very user friendly.
This app is meant for all the aspiring magicians out there. It was created to supplement the good old “I can guess your card” trick with a matching image on the iPhone. The user is supposed to perform the trick with a regular deck of cards and then tap his or her iPhone for the big reveal at the end. The phone will actually show an image of the card the audience member picked, giving the trick some technological flair.
There are several options available for the user by going into the iPhone’s setting menu. You can choose the suit and value for the card, whether it appears with a touch or with a double click and how quick the animation moves from blank screen or background to the card’s image.
The app has a tutorial video that explains how to do the trick which you can reach from the home screen. However, it wasn’t very in depth at explaining how to make the trick entertaining for the audience. In fact, it wasn’t even written in understandable English, but I could follow along thanks to the graphics and eventually the video images, which were pretty good.
I was able to duplicate the trick shown in the video tutorial without difficulty, but the group I showed it to did not find it to be particularly good. The fact that the app only demonstrates one trick is more than a little disappointing. I would instead read a book on magic and then add the app into the mix for any number of tricks that require a card reveal at the end.
I had mixed impressions of Pocket Gods at first because it isn’t a game it’s a entertainment app but has the fell of playing a game. The graphics are just ok nothing to write home about while the audio isn’t bad, some sort of tropical Island Music. In this app you are playing God to primitive islanders, you rule and can create new life and take life away just as quickly.
Once you start the app click on the question mark in the upper right corner this is basic instructions on what to do. Now I’m sure you have noticed that there is only one islander to add more up to six at time click the plus sign in the upper left corner and islander will start dropping down on to your island. After you add islanders you can begin to rule, you can feed the coconuts, you can flicking them in to the water to drown or flick them in to the volcano which gets closer to exploding each time you get one in and on the third islander in the volcano bursts shooting hot lava on your islanders back on the island, you can pick them up and drop them, poke them, drop the rock on them, hit them with lightning, feed them to the shark everything and vengeful god would do.
Along with being mean to my islanders I can change day to dusk and than night which will cause my islanders to sleep i also can make it a clear sky or cloudy with lightning, by shaking my iphone it causes a earth quake and by tilting side to side the islanders will slide in that direction and in to the water. I’ve pretty much described how the app works and the features of Pocket God for the iPhone, Now you can become the Powerful God Of The Island.
Even though my at first I wasn’t sure about Pocket Gods in the past 4 days while testing for this review I have grown fond of this app all thought there is no real purpose to what you do in this app it is fun and addicting. Despite the lack of quality graphics I still found it to be a joy, I played it for several hours over the four days I tested it for the review and have 9 times since for entertainment and to show friend and get there insight on this app. Overall I would recommend this app for $0.99 to everyone, and I shared it with 5 of my friends and all but one was on board with my thoughts.
I really like this iDracula app and can see why it has become the top paid app on itunes in just 8 days of it’s release, That speaks for it’s self. So i downloaded this app with great anticipation after seeing the popularity and screen shot, the graphics in my opinion are some of the best I’ve yet to see on the iPhone.
Immediately after I download iDracula I`m ready to check it out. Once app started I came to the main menu, First impressions are details in graphics so far are cool and the main menu interface is similar to that of the PSP or Nintendo DS games. There are 5 buttons on the main menu starting with Play Game, Options, High Scores, Credits and Instructions. Play Game obviously starts game play, under the options button you have several options such as disable sound, swap control wheels, sound volume and so fourth. For the Instructions it’s A image with written instructions on it detailing how to play and I think High Scores and Credits are self–explanatory.
Now it’s game time. Tap Play Game and you will come to options screen to choose game type either Survival or Rush. choose game type you want to play and hit ok, you will notice the two circles in the lower corners these control your movements, walking, spinning around and shooting. Now the differences between the two types of game play are in Survival monsters are constantly coming at you from all directions but at a reasonable rate in Rush you are bombarded with a slew of monsters “Good Luck”. In survival you start with single shoot gun with other guns appearing on the screen as you kill monsters, In Rush you start with a gatlin style gun which is pretty awesome but I didn’t see any other gun types on the screen so either your suck with what you have or I didn’t kill enough monsters. You also pickup power, and omens after you kill certain monsters during game play. Once you’ve died you will be presented with a stat screen showing how long you survived, the number of monsters you killed, how many Omens you picked up , etc…
I have only made it a few levels on both types of game play but like the game play, The Graphics are great and audio rocks as well. I’m not sure what the regular price of iDracula is but at the time of my review it is on sale for $0.99 and I would say this game would be worth buying even if it had a price of $4.99. I loved it and have been playing it for the past 3 days as I tested it for this review. I can also say that my 3G is packed full with 9 pages of app’s and I needed to delete app’s off the do this review and several others and this one will be one that stays for awhile. Thumbs Up on this app I Highly Recommend iDracula and at $0.99 you can’t go wrong. Could Be Game Of The Year Total package”