There are hundreds of thousands of applications in the iTunes App Store. Saying â€œthereâ€™s an app for thatâ€ is an understatementâ€”there are thousands of apps for just about anything. Browsing the App Store for new digital toys is undoubtedly one of the joys of having an iPhone. Wading through copycat apps that mimic everything youâ€™ve already seen, however, can give end in a case of the boring app blues. Thereâ€™s a cure for that. There are truly unique and entertaining applications coming out all the time. The key, of course, is finding them. Hereâ€™s a showcase of three of the most innovative applications to recently hit iTunes.
Blowing, from LNA Studios, is a casual gamerâ€™s dream come true. Crisp, fresh, bright graphics complement a cartoon-y array of ants, snails, and ladybugs on a mission to steal snacks. The playerâ€™s goal is to stop them. What makes this game so innovative is its controls system. In real-life, a picnicker under duress might defend against this threat by blowing off the buggy pests. Well, thatâ€™s what makes Blowing special, because thatâ€™s exactly what the player does. Not by touching, tapping, or sliding, but by actually blowing into the iPhoneâ€™s microphone. Blowingâ€™s controls system is a visionary meld of the real and the virtual, packaged with an adorable and impressively executed game design. iPhone users after an addictive game play experience unlike any theyâ€™ve experienced before are in for a treat with Blowing.
Epic Win, from Supermono Limited, doesnâ€™t do anything special in the controls departmentâ€”its creativity is all in the concept. Seeing as how itâ€™s a to-do-list named Epic Win, it shouldnâ€™t come as a surprise that this is no average honey-do utility. Epic Win transforms the userâ€™s everyday tasks into quests, RPG-style. Players set the stakes with goals, deadlines, and points. Along the way, they boost their personal charactersâ€™ stats by achieving legendary featsâ€¦ like getting the dishes done. Epic Winâ€™s brimming with quirky attitude, distinctive graphics, and the ability to cleverly turn drudge work into heroic challenges. These traits make this innovative productivity app as playfully entertaining as it is practical.
One of the most innovative aspects of iPhoneâ€™s hardware is its gyroscope, so it makes sense that some of the most cleverly designed apps take advantage of its capabilities. Gyro Air Drums by Logic Consulting LLC is one of the best apps in the App Store for showing off what the gyroscope can do. It gives players a chance to turn their air-drumming skills into real-life musical accomplishment. Players follow the layout of drums on the screen while making realistic drumming motions while holding the iPhone in one hand. Anyone whoâ€™s ever wondered whether their air drums would sound as good in real life as they imagine is about to find out.
Blowing, Gyro Air Drums, and Epic Win have snapped up awards for their cutting edge contributions to the App Store, and they should be snapped up themselves by anyone suffering from a case of boring-app blues!