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: Bubble Snap

    Maker: Neil Daniels

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPad

    A great timewaster, this app is based on one simple thing -- the addictive notion of popping bubble wrap. A user can keep track of the amount of bubbles they 'pop' via touch, and fresh sheets appear once you've completed a screen's worth.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Chakra tuning

    Maker: August Hesse

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.

    This $2.99 app works in tune with your 'chakra'  -- seven energy centers in the human body that relate to different aspects of our lives. 

    Each chakra has its own corresponding color, and the app provides various sounds in relation to each chakra in order for the user to 'tune' and meditate in relation to different energy centers. 

     Users can also view recommendations for diet, health and vibrational states to help you balance your chakras. According to the app makers, by tuning your chakras you can feel happier, healthier and reduce stress.

    Source: App store

  • Name: iFish Pond

    Maker: John Moffett

    Compatibility: iPad, iOS 3.2 or later.

    This $2.99 app beautifully replicates the motion and movement of water in a pond, where a player can then grab a 'fishing rod' and get the catch of the day. When you play the fishing game, any movement by your fingers on screen result in water rippling effects. To cast and hook, you need to jerk your iPad like a normal fishing rod. There are a number of ponds and sound effects to choose from.

    It does, however, drain battery life like there's no tomorrow -- so if you have anything more important to do, you may want to limit your time playing in the pond.

    See a cat learning to fish with the app.

    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.
    • 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.
  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    (duplicate - ZDNet talkbacks still broken, sigh)