Entertainment apps range from the silly to the sublime. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Entertainment Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for today’s news and reviews of entertainment applications for iOS devices.
iCountCash: The One With the Most Money Wins
Said to be “as addictive as real cash,” iCountCash adds to the long line of addictive frantic tapping, swiping, and poking games available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad. While it’s kind of baffling how games like this have caught on, there’s no denying the popularity of such non-placid entertainment for the touch screen devices.
Scratch Off Now and Try Your Luck
If you’re hooked on sweepstakes, instant win games, and other “free” chances to try your luck at winning something, then check out Scratch Off Now by Thought Quarry, LLC. Scratch Off Now is basically like adding an instant win scratch off game to your iPhone with the opportunity to try your luck at winning small weekly prizes, like iTunes Store credit and Amazon gift cards, every 15 minutes.
Send Classic Jerkyisms With The Jerky Boys Prank Caller for iPhone
The Jerky Boys Prank Caller is one of two recently released Jerky Boys apps for iPhone, with the other being The Jerky Boys Pinball. This app that lets you set up your friends to receive an inbound prank call on your phone.
Dreamwalk is a Bargain Hunter's Dream
Just released this week, Dreamwalk is touted as “the mobile treasure hunt” and in essence, that’s pretty much what it is. It sort of equates to commercialized geocaching, but it’s really a pretty simple concept.
MyReef 3D Aquarium - No Mess, No Smell, Just Fish
In line with the numerous virtual fish tank screensavers available for desktops, lap tops and hand helds, MyReef 3D Aquarium for iPhone and iPod Touch provides users with a simple way to turn their screen into an interactive 3D fish tank.
Tell Someone You Love Them With An App to Tell
If sending traditional candy hearts and embossed greeting cards to your special someone is not your style, then check out this Valentine’s Day app. An App to Tell is a new iPhone app that lets you tell someone how you feel about them by creating an app just for them that expresses your sentiments in text, audio, a picture, or all three.
Is Comedy Sidekick a Dynamic Duo in the Making?
Comedy Sidekick is a slightly goofy app that may have been designed with the intention to inspire the comic within, but comes off more like a bad night at the improv.
In order to fulfill useful suggestions like livening up an office party or conference call, Comedy Sidekick supplies what can only be assumed are examples of introductions, opening acts, and a catch phrase.
iCelebrate ~ Valentine's Day Wants to Win Your Heart With Music
Who doesn’t love a good love song, smooth jazz, or a little R&B? OK, probably plenty of people – especially as Valentine’s Day approaches and those with contempt for the hopelessly romantic and barrage of candy hearts and chocolate flowers that celebrate them are reminded of the pending day in every store.
Emoticons Galore with IMBooster
IMBooster is no longer available in the App Store. Look for more emoticon apps or emoji apps.
If you love to load up your e-mails with those goofy little icons known as emoticons, then IMBooster will be right up your alley.
Beer 99 Bottles - Take your iPhone Down, Pass it Around...
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.
Sand Garden Achieves Visual Zen
For those who appreciate the blissful relaxation of Japanese rock gardens and can also appreciate the virtual translation of such a utopian art, then check out Pavel Doichev’s latest app Sand Garden.
Take Out Your Agressions and Show No Mercy
No Mercy is a “stress reliever” app now available in the App Store. The holidays might seem like the ideal time to seek stress relief, but you must understand No Mercy is for humor and entertainment purposes only and the level of humor and entertainment No Mercy brings you will depend vastly upon your personality.
Mass Producing Cartoon Cards with Xmas Card Factory
Who wouldn’t want an app that enables them to send a holiday card with caricature drawings and witty jibes centered around the Christmas nativity?
I can imagine there are plenty of people, myself included, who’d rather not.
Yoritsuki Provides a Room with a View
It’s unlikely that you travel enough to have stayed at a hotel or inn with a view so stunning you’d like to take it with you on your iPhone, but that could be because you’ve never visited the fictional Japanese inn, Yoritsuki.
Police Scanner or Emergency Radio?
If you’re one of those edge-of-your-seat types that enjoys following police, fire and EMS transmissions there are half a dozen apps that make it easy to listen to those calls on your iPhone.