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.
myEye: Jeeper Creepers it's an Interactive Peeper
If you like being watched (oh, we know you're out there), here's some good news for you: myEye, the first application from Jelly Biscuits, gives you the opportunity to have a big animated eyeball right on your iPhone.1
Ustream.tv's Video App for iPhone is Less Streaming More Screaming
I'd been hearing a lot about Ustream.tv's Ustream Viewing Application and decided to try it out on one of the must-see events in U.S. history, President's Barrack Obama's inauguration. After 30 minutes or so, I went back to watching the festivities on my desktop via my Slingbox.
Skies Offers Partial Information for Amateur Astronomers
It was a dark and stormy night, so it was a good thing I had Shane MCCafferty's Skies app. With just a quick glance at my trusty iPhone, I was able to see it will be a dark and stormy night at 6pm, 9pm, 12am and 6am. In fact, it looks like it will be a dark and stormy night for 6 days in all.
word.i.pus is the Dictionary Every Scrabble or Boggle Player Needs
I need word.i.pus, from Paul Jacobs, because I cheat at Scrabble. That's the only way I can beat my wife who has Oracle Database 11g for a brain. She knows I cheat but she lets me get away with it because she also knows I won't play against her otherwise. word.i.
Trailers May Be Good for Hardcore Movie Fans
There are numerous entertainment apps that feature information on current and upcoming movies and Trailers is just one of the many. Trailers is the paid version of Trailers Lite, the previously available free app that allows you to view Apple’s high quality movie trailers.
Moneypedia: an Encyclopedia of Foreign Currencies
Moneypedia is a new world currency encyclopedia created by Bokan Technologies that features in-depth information on a variety of currencies from five continents.
Banner Communicates with Scrolling LED Messages
I haven’t found a practical use for Banner by akamatsu.org yet and I’m not sure if I ever will. The ability to create an advertising LED on your iPhone or iPod touch doesn’t really seem like a useful function on such a small personal device.
Jillie Bean Invites Would-be Musicians to Strut Their Stuff on the Sidewalk
Howler monkeys have better ears for music than I do, but that doesn't keep me from trying to come up with good vibrations. I thought Phinicky Productions' new Jillie Bean musical app might be the thing for me. Jillie Bean is as simple as any music-playing thing can get.
MyPaint2: Set Your Inner Picasso Free
Doodle or scribble much? MyPaint2, from My Media, is a neat little app for doodling and scribbling notes. You can start with a blank canvas or a photo from your camera roll. Tap the color picker, use the sliders to fine tune your color if you want.
Hot Popcorn Has Buttery Goodness for Film Fans
I'm a fan of Rotten Tomatoes, the popular movie review site, which is where Boctor's Hot Popcorn derives its movie reviews. That's one of the first places I check before heading out to see a movie. Now, all I have to do is reach into my pocket and pull out my iPhone (or iPod touch).
hiCard Sends Greetings for All Seasons, All Reasons
It's always fun to get mail. Whether it's regular old snail mail or a digital notecard, it's nice to know that someone is "Thinking of You." HiCard Suite is the best app I've seen to send electronic greetings. Not only are the e-cards beautiful, but they are so simple.
Wanted: Customize Your Photos For Old-Timey Fun
The folks that created cartoonizeme for adding comic faces, props and frames to photos have another entertaining app called Wanted that turns your iPhone pics into sepia-toned wanted posters. You can customize the name, reward amount, and add western-style props to any photo in your library.
iLava Lamp is no Way Near Far Out, Man
I thought Gotham Waves Games' iLava, Virtual Lava Lamp, would be a groovy kind of the thing. You know, something that you and your frat-boy friends would gawk at and say "Gee whiz!" or something like that. Alas, what you see is what you get: A simulation, and not a very good one, of a lava lamp.
App Store Stink Attack! iFart vs Pull My Finger for iPhone
Much to the delight or disappointment of AppCravers everywhere the stink attack competition has begun. As if beer battles weren’t bad enough, two new "potty apps," iFart Mobile and Pull My Finger, are quickly rising to the top of the App Store charts.
Snowdome: Be Hypnotized by Dancing Snow Flurries
The new Snowdome app from Yotta Digital is quite easily the most beautiful snow globe app available. Snowdome's "motion-sensitive 3D movement" sets it apart from the others. The graphics are elegant with stunning photography capturing 6 different scenes.