Developer: Branded Research, LLC
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
iPhone users can rest a little easier tonight. You no longer have to wake up the blaring sounds of random digital noise from your alarm clock. The very English ex-professional footballer Vinnie Jones has released Vinnie Jones Wake up Call. If you’ve incorporated lines from popular Hollywood movies like Snatch, or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels into your vocabulary you’re in for a real treat.
The way the app works is pretty simple. Launch the app and then tap the home page once Vinnie greets you. Choose wake up calls at the bottom right of the screen. There are 27 different video options to choose from. You pick the wake up call you’re interested in and then hit done. Next, set the time for your wake up call. And you are good to go. The app will set a timer to count down until it is time to wake you up. Hit snooze and after 5 minutes Vinnie will speak to you over and over and over again until you wake up.
The only bum thing about this set-up is that you must leave the app open on your phone in order for the “Wake Up” call to function.
Vinnie Jones Wake up Call also says they have an option to leave a voice mail message for a friend.
To take advantage of this "feature," you must do much of the work. Call your friend on speaker phone. Then hit the home button and launch the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call app. Select the wake up calls tab at the bottom right and wait for the beep. Next, play the wake up call of your choice. Once again the app has to be open for any of this to take place.
This "send a voicemail" function is actually a set up steps that will work with many different apps. You can follow the same instructions to leave a message with maniacal laughter using iLaugh.
Overall, this app is pretty good. The visual interface is well done and visually interesting. The videos are high quality. The sounds are clear and easy to understand. Although they could be a little bit louder.
As with the music-band-branded apps and the many movie-themed apps, we think this is probably just the beginning of celebrity-themed apps.