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.
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.1
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.
Spawn Illuminati is Artsy Entertainment Using Color and Visual Effects
Spawn Illuminati by Elements of Design is an iPhone and iPod touch beauty. Even though Spawn Illuminati serves no other purpose than entertainment it still creates some rich effects that can be controlled and altered with your fingers. iPhone and iPod touch apps don't get much simpler than this.
Add Funny Cartoon Features to Your Photos With Cartoonizeme
If you want to have some fun with your pictures, Cartoonizeme by Portegno Apps will let you add cartoon enhanced features to your personal photos. With Cartoonizeme, now you can make your friends and family look as silly as you want with anything from hats and wigs to googly eyes and crazy smiles.
Tiggits Ticket Finder is Free but It Comes at a Price
If you're a regular concert, theater, sports or other big-event goer, you'll like Tiggets, at least at first glance. This app, from FurrySoft, gives you access to millions of tickets in venues in the U.S. and in many other countries.
ComiXology (PullList) is a Must-Have App for Comic Fans
All comic book fans and collectors can now get their fix on their iPhone with the new comiXology app, that was released this week. Based on the comiXology website, the app offers tons of information on new releases in the comic world.
Deck Your Halls With Christmas Creations
If you're ready to ring in the holiday cheer Christmas Creations by Quantum Quackers is just what you are looking for. Decorate three different Christmas themed scenes right on your iPhone or iPod touch all to the happy sounds of holiday jingles.
Help Save the Planet and Plant A Real Tree!
In the midst of the holiday season with a country-wide shopping frenzy coming up, the real holiday spirit of giving and doing something good often gets lost as we all know. But iPhone owners can now by an app for a buck and help do their little part in saving the environment.