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.
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.
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. In fact, searching the word "fart" in the App Store brings up 30 applications for iPhone and iPod touch that have some variation on the smelly theme.
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.
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.
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. The app allows users to browse through comic book covers, read about the stories, and find information on creators.
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.
Joost: Naughty App Makes it Through to the App Store
Joost - Apple's very obscure terms and conditions for app developers has been a hot topic. The lack of transparency in the certification process has been known to be confusing, frustrating and a heated point of dispute.
Joost Finally Picks Up the Pace
Joost.com jumped out of the gate so fast, not even the mighty Secretariat would have been able to keep up. But about the time Joost looked like a sure bet, it faltered.
Joost, which offers a wide range of free movies, TV shows and music channels, never really got going.
Autumn: Bask in the Beauty of Falling Leaves and Interact with Nature from Your Touchscreen
Autumn, a new app for iPhone and iPod touch from nodeflexion, is bringing the changing seasons to a mobile device near you. Much like Koi Pond, Autumn is an interactive app that uses the touch screen to affect the environment. Flick and swipe to swirl the leaves as they fall down the screen.
Spice up your iPhone with Backgrounds
iPhone users love to customize their phone. If you’re looking to change the wallpaper on your phone Backgrounds has you covered. Backgrounds may have you on sensory overload. There are more than 1000 different background images to choose from. All of which are beautiful high resolution images.
Exitstrategy Gets You Off the Hook
Exitstrategy is another app that will get you out of many an uncomfortable situation. Like Escape Pod, Exitstrategy creates an excuse for you to interrupt a meeting or a conversation. But instead of creating sounds that can be heard while the user is on the phone, Exitstrategy generates fake phone calls or SMS to rescue you when you need a change in topic or you are sitting across from someone you do not want to talk to anymore.
You Shake iLaugh - Fun or Creepy?
You Shake iLaugh is the first iPhone app by developer Roman Reyhani and it does exactly what the name promises - you shake your iPhone and an animated mouth on your screen will laugh.
You Shake iLaugh lets you choose between a male and a female mouth but while the image of the mouth is different, both laughs sound undeniably male, adding to the weirdness of the female option.