Developer: Michael Lee
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Though a bit awkward sounding in name, Beer 99 Bottles is an entertainment app even Sheldon Cooper would love. Aimed at entertaining users in a most “off” the wall fashion, Beer 99 Bottles takes the classic road trip song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” and makes it into something unique and rather amusing – in a cool, geeky sort of way.
Believe it or not, this app will not only pass the time, but tell you how much time you could pass if you stocked the proverbial “wall” yourself.
Beer 99 Bottles features a colorful wall of beer bottles, a (truly) almost infinite number of options, and the hilarious 99 Bottles Men’s Choir singing any number of beers on the wall you choose.
Confused? Don’t be. You can hear the absurd countdown of beers on the wall starting with any number from one to vigintillion, which is 10 to the 63rd power — or so it says, but I'm not going to pretend like I knew that. Whatever your number knowledge, learning about numbers beyond the billions, or even trillions, is part of the fun. Beer 99 Bottles also tells you, on average, how long it would take to sing the song beginning at your selected number of beers.
To begin, simply launch Beer 99 Bottles and choose a number either by sliding the counter on the meter or use keypad entry in the space provided. Tap “sing” to hear the ridiculous countdown begin and tap the “How Long Would it Take” button to discover the estimate. Think you could guess about how long it would take to countdown one billion bottles of beer? Bet you’re not even close. Oh, and don’t forget to “accidentally” knock a beer or two off the wall.
Beer 99 Bottles is clever entertainment and contains information on numbers that can be shared with kids and adults alike. It takes very large numbers and puts them into a somewhat tangible frame of reference. Take the US Deficit for instance. How long would it take to sing through the deficit in beers? My guess is about as long as it will take to repay it, but if you want to know for sure, download Beer 99 Bottles and find out. It’s simple to use, fun to goof off with and an entertaining way to not only kill time, but find out how much time goes by.