Developer: Andrew Macgregor
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Heads Up Software's My Little Eye is "Where's Waldo?" for the iPhone and iPod touch.
My Little Eye is populated with 11 photographic images and the task is to find 15 to 23 objects that accompany each image. Find the person wearing a blue cap, and tick it off the list. Find the dog, and tick it off the list. Find the stained glass lampshade, and tick it off the list. You see where this is going, right? My Little Eye has 200 objects in all for you to find.
Unlike many other find-the-object photo games, in My Little Eye you can use the iPhone or iPod touch's pinch and zoom to get a closer look at sections of each photograph. When you see an item on the list, double tap it to check it off.
I started out playing My Little Eye, searching for items according to the lists that accompanied each image. That bored me within a few minutes, so I decided to forego looking at the list and started randomly poking objects to see if I could discover objects on the list using the deductive reasoning techniques I picked up by reading Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels. The novelty of doing that wore off quickly too.
The developer pitches My Little Eye in its app description as being fun for adults and children. In reality, it's mostly for kids. If you're a young Sherlock Holmes you'll really like My Little Eye. If you're an adult, it's a good way to practice your observation skills, but whether My Little Eye has the power to hold your attention is dubious.