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.
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.
Crazy Pumpkin Offers Mix and Match Halloween
The folks at ezone, makers of iPhone apps such as Crazy Lighter and Crazy Disco, are constantly adding to their line-up of "crazy" apps. The newest is Crazy Pumpkpin — a mix and match jack-o-lantern game just in time for Halloween.
iChalky is Dancing His Way into Our Hearts
Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the scarecrow first comes off his pole and learns to walk. If you could control that gangly dance on your iPhone, you would have iChalky.
Chalky is a stick figure that is much more complex than he appears.
Sex and the City Organizes Your Closet
The über-successful Sex and the City franchise just came out with an iPhone app. After the hit TV series and last summer's success movie, Warner Bros. released the free Sex and the City: Carrie's Closet app, which offers different links related to the series as well as a photo cataloging tool for the user's closet.
i.TV - The Future of the TV Guide
i.TV is a new TV and movie guide that just hit the app store yesterday. This app offers a vast amount of TV listings and movie theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada, providing show descriptions, previews and trailers, celebrity bios, as well as the option to write a review and share information and opinions about shows or movies.
007 Quantum of Solace - The Dedicated Movie App
Earlier today, I stumbled on the new 007 app, a designated app for the Movie "Quantum of Solace". I think this is a trend to watch -- the 007 app (update: now removed from the App Store) is free, and provides a variety of content to go, including video blogs of the director of photography and other contributors to the movie.
Endless Walls - View, Share and Save Wallpaper
Okay, so Endless Walls from Motacore, LLC won't blow your socks off, but it does fill the basic need for wallpaper if that's your thing! The application provides an continuous stream of more than 7000 wallpapers (according to the company) that users can view, share and save.
Escape Pod - Making a Getaway Just Got Easier
Escape Pod by one-man British iPhone app developer Dardan Software allows you to get off the hook in pretty much any awkward phone situation. The app offers 29 pre-recorded sounds as well as the ability to record new sounds and add them to the library. Sounds like "Smoke Alarm", "ER Background" or "Train Station Chatter" can be played at the desired volume during an uncomfortable or annoying conversation.
Apple Remote 1.1 - Now, with Genius
The Apple Remote app has always been one of our favorite all around apps. As of last week, it has been upgraded to version 1.1, and now fully supports the new "Genius Mode" of iTunes 8. We can now give it the perfect 10/10 rating.
The Tag Show Offers Fun Way to Search for Images
This debut app from Dove Valley Apps works as a fun search tool for pictures from public image feeds like Flickr and Picasa (Google Images is supposed to be added soon). The navigation of this free app is basic and easy - you enter a tag and a slide show of the images found appears on the screen.
iPhunny Jokes is Pretty Funny
iPhunny Jokes is a very simple app that showcases some of the latest material from Conan O Brian, Letterman and Leno. I would say that 8 out of 10 of the jokes are funny enough that you will want to forward them on to your friends, and the app makes that extremely easy to do, by integrating with you contact list.
Flipbook is Fun for all Skill Levels
Flipbook is a fun app that is much more sophisticated than it lets on. For an iPhone app with such a low price, Flipbook contains an incredible level of features -- color and brush size controls, layers and onion-skinning, undo, the ability to load pics from and save images to your photo library. These are robust tools.
iLaugh, You Laugh, We All Laugh
Why is six afraid of seven? Because 7,8,9! (Cue hysterical laughter.) This might be an extreme example, but now you really can "cue the laughtrack" when telling jokes that are more "roll your eyes" than "rolling on the floor."
iLaugh Sound Machine is the most amusing 99 cents I've spent on an iPhone app so far.
Koi Pond: Find Zen Bliss With Relaxing Pool of Virtual Fish
The intrepid Blimp Pilots development shop just released Koi Pond 2.0 with a variety of new features. The 1.0 version was great; the 2.0 version adds a variety of improvements to the Zen experience that is Koi Pond - movable lily pads, 3D sound, the ability to feed your fish (try shaking the phone), and finger nibbling (hold your finger still in the water and see what happens).
Sketchy Brings a Nostaligic Twist to Drawing on iPhone
Sketchy -- Aaron Tait's new-fangled version of the classic etch-a-sketch -- is just like the original. Two large white nobs control a tiny bead as it draws lines across the screen all rolled up in a familiar red package.