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.
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.
Showtimes Upgrade Gives More... Just in Time for Holiday Viewing Season
As family and friends gather around the country this holiday season there will undoubtedly be a great deal of movie watching. Awards season after all is just on the other side of 2009. Showtimes may be just what the movie goer ordered.
Fake Calls is an Entertaining, if Obvious Fake Call Generator
Magic Tap may have tapped into the “hybrid” application market. It’s Fake Calls application is definitely the kind of application that could be considered by some a utility and it’s definitely pretty entertaining.
Trancit App Makes the Screen Dance With Trippy Visualizations
If getting into the “zone” is your aim Trancit just might be the perfect solution. Developed by Ken Karakotsios, Trancit is a “trippy” visualization app that produces swirls and bubbles and other shapes using complex mathematical processes.
Ralph Lauren Fashion House Joins App Branding Game
If you weren’t cool enough to get an invite to the Ralph Lauren show during Fashion week, you’ve got a new way to keep up with the Jones’. Ralph Lauren released its fashion app Ralph Lauren Collection for the iPhone last Friday.
Relax offers HD-Quality Peace... for a Price
Have you ever watched a burning log video? For budget-conscious iPhone users, the infinite burning log might be more effective at soothing frazzled nerves than Relax.
Relax whisks users away to one of five nature scenes for five minutes with a music loop.
MultiQuiz allows you to Create your Own Quizzes
MultiQuiz, an app from french iPhone developer Eric Degrage is a trivia app with the unique ability to have users create their own Quizzes. To do so, you first login to the developer website, and then create your quiz by entering each question along with three possible answers.
Freshwater Aquarium. Feed the Fish in your iPhone
Freshwater Aquarium is a cute app that replicates an aquarium with fish on your iPhone. Like Koi Pond, its not likely that you will use Freshwater Aquarium a lot, but at $0.99 its cute enough to marginally justify the cost of entry.