Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

Summary: With such a high number of developers implementing application software to send out their own programming ideas to the masses, it's not surprising some more unusual apps have appeared in the marketplace.

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  • Name: iSteam

    Maker: Konstantinos Eleftheriou

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    The iSteam app costs $0.99 has been downloaded over 2 million times, and the main aim of the app is to turn your mobile device in to a 'steamy' photo editor. The app turns your screen in to a foggy, watery surface, and you can blow on your mic to further haze a screen.

    Some features include:

    • Write and draw on foggy surfaces
    • Shake to clear the screen and start over.
    • Use your favorite image as the mirror background.
    • Write secret messages for your friends to blow in the microphone and reveal
    • Share your edited photos through email.  

    Source: App store

  • Name: iBoak

    Maker: Mark McKie

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    An app that costs $0.69, this is a nasty little bolt-on for your mobile device that makes various vomiting sounds. For the discerning user, there is a number of different sounds you can select from.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Godfinger all-stars

    Maker: ngmoco

    Compatibility: iPad.Requires iOS 3.2.

    A free game app, God finger All-stars allows a user to take on the role of 'God'. You are in control of your own planet and can 'mold it in your image'. Earn money, buy objects, earn followers and level up as a deity.

    You are also in control of natural events and weather conditions such as rain, floods, sun and fire. If you choose to use these powers and smite your planet, then you need to give yourself time before your 'mana' rebuilds -- which can be made faster if followers worship you at various shrines.  

    Source: App store

Topics: iPad, iPhone, Mobility, Software Development

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  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    The Muslims will not like this.
    StopGlobalWhining
    • Feed them a fart app from 2009 then

      As I remember there were plenty around, there must be at least one to fit their tastes.
      Not a Fool
  • Oh...

    ... so this is the way they got to half a million apps in the store!
    Roque Mocan
  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    "Not sure if your partner is telling the truth?"

    If you need an app to tell you this - you either need more common sense or to kill the relationship, or perhaps both . . .

    "Play with goo"

    Also available for PC and Mac. In fact, it was originally a PC game.

    "Pop bubble wrap"

    uhhh - what? Some people really are too bored, I guess.

    "This free, ironic app can be used to fill that awkward moment after a joke that bombed, or to try and cover a social faux pas."

    Even more awkward: Pulling out your phone just to make a sound.
    CobraA1
  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    (duplicate - ZDNet talkbacks still broken, sigh)
    CobraA1