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.
Trailers International Lets You Haul Your Film Clips
Hardcore movie fans will like Trailers International from xTeo. Personally, I don’t care for movie trailers. The real movie seldom looks as good as the trailer so I always think some marketing type is trying to fake me out whenever I see a trailer.
Face Melter Pro Has Potential for Innovation
Face Melter Pro lets you melt photos and create an animated video one frame at a time. This app is fantastic in theory. In reality, it has some issues.
The original Face Melter app was simple.
Zen Magic: Drawing Out The Tension
Zen Magic - As the iTunes App Store continues to grow and expand, there are more and more applications that let users doodle, draw and write on the iPhone's touch screen. As a result, designers of such apps need to become increasingly creative in order for their offerings to stand out from the crowd.
See Time Fly With FlipDown
FlipDown - I rarely get excited about random apps that aren’t clearly designed for productivity or have a specified purpose that seems useful or necessary in some way. However, FlipDown by InterHive is clearly an exception.
Galactica Takes You to Another Galaxy
Galactica is a groovy, transporting app for your iPhone. Did you ever dim the lights, turn on trance music and stare at your lava lamp as it morphed and swam? Galactica from Thumbspark Limited provides a similar sensory experience, except you are in charge of the dynamic ebbs and flows of the app.
Peacemaker Works When A Coin Flip Won't Cut It
Peacemaker - "What movie do you want to see?"
"I don't know. You pick."
"I don't know either. You pick."
"I honestly don't care; it's up to you."
Ever had a conversation like that? Of course you have.
Magic Eyeball: Questions Answered, But That's About It
Magic Eyeball - One of the very first reviews I ever wrote for AppCraver was of an application called MyEye, which features a giant eyeball and which scared the bejeezus out of me. So now, as I review Magic Eyeball by Joy Entertainment LLC, I'm once again confronted with a big old creepy eyeball.
iPhorest: It's Not Easy Being Green
OK. Here's the thing, readers. iPhorest, much like A Real Tree, is an application for the iPhone in which you can plant a virtual tree, and an actual real tree is planted somewhere in the world.
¡Cinco! The Countdown to Cinco de Mayo Has Begun
Cinco de Mayo is about a month away so it's time to start the countdown to the well-known Mexican holiday with ¡Cinco!, from developer Chunky Chicken Apps.
Launch ¡Cinco! and you'll immediately see the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds to Cinco de Mayo (May 5).
MouthOff: Try One On and Mask Your Face With Animated Lips
MouthOff - There are some iPhone apps that are beautifully designed. There are some that are incredibly helpful. There are some that are awesomely fun games. And then there are some applications that seem mostly to have been made to allow me to annoy my boyfriend.
Love Crush: She Loves it, She Loves it Not
Love Crush - When is the last time that you plucked the petals off a flower one by one, reciting aloud, “she/he loves me, she/he loves me not?” Back in the day, I used a real flower, complete with real petals.
WeirdFacts: You Had Me At "Frogs don't drink water"
Like that kid from Jerry Maguire, the precocious application WeirdFacts, by Jens Beuckenhauer, volunteers odd facts for the iPhone user's amusement. A Random Fact button at the bottom generates hundreds of weird facts on a notepad on the screen.
Babelgum Go's Streaming Video Clips Entertain, but Up to a Point
Babelgum Go, by Babelgum, is the latest free video player to hit the spotlight. Babelgum Go gives you access to thousands (I'm going by what the company says in its app description) of videos from around the world.
iWingman - Pickup Lines Generator is a Funny Companion for Finding a Date
If the iPhone has become our eternal digital companion, helping us with everything from our hobbies, finances and humor, why can’t it be our wingman? Maybe it can. iWingman is an interactive pick-up line app. iWingman is your very own buddy, there to aid you in trying to get the woman of your dreams. Think Swingers & Wedding Crashers but less cool. What the app does have is charm.
TigerBeat3D is a Sidekick to This Month's Issue
TigerBeat3D is a sidekick app that goes along with this month’s issue of Tiger Beat Magazine, which, for all you post-adolescent readers, is like a cross between People Magazine and Star Magazine for kids.