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.
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.
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.