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.