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: 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

  • Name: iTarot Extreme

    Maker: Astrology.com

    Compatibility: iPad, iOS 3.2 or later.

    This tarot card app costs $14.99 and allows a user to read their fortune through a universal desk of cards. It includes over 20 in-depth readings -- including yes/no, love and relationships, and 'personal discovery'.

    Users can download additional desks from a library of over 50 sets. This app also includes language facilities, so you can read your fortune in over 50 languages using Google translate.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Rimshot & Crickets

    Maker: Codepacity

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    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. Full of different sound effects, if your mobile device is on hand, it can at least be used as a distraction to take away the sting from a poorly constructed attempt at humor.

    Sound effects available:

    • Rimshot (badum-tish)
    • Crickets (*chirp*)
    • "Sad" Trombone (wa-wah-wahh)
    • Golf Clap / Slow Clap  

    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