When most of us started making use of apps, we were almost certainly hunting for items to make life that bit easier: maybe a enjoyable game to make these train journeys to work go a bit faster, or an app to make obtaining and booking flights less difficult than searching the net on a small screen. But then the inevitable happened, or it seems that way now, at least: the app shop grew. And as it grew, so did the quantity, scope, and imaginative nature of the apps obtainable. And it’s now at the stage where, while you won’t discover completely every thing beneath the sun in there, you’ll nonetheless discover apps that make you quit in your tracks.
Here, then, is a short guide to some of the more unexpected and quirky apps that are obtainable:
Did I Close the Door? (from iTunes)
That’s proper. When you are on autopilot, it’s easy to forget you have locked the front door. Then when you get upstairs and are about to go to bed, you cannot quite don’t forget if you locked it or not. That’s where this little beauty of an app comes in. Especially handy, this, for those of us with a mild form of OCD. Basically it is a checklist – and other critical factors like leaving water out for the cat or setting the alarm for the morning can be included also.
Lie Detector (from Google play)
For these little moments in life when you just have to uncover out if someone’s telling porky pies – or otherwise! Very whether your nearest and dearest will consent to your employing a smartphone app to test the veracity of their statements is probably uncertain. But if all else fails you can use it on oneself to test the results.
In our test, the Lie Detector worked surprisingly nicely. Practically unnervingly so. But infallible it most certainly wasn’t. When we tested it with the phrase “my cat is the king of the moon” it proved gullible. Having stated that, even though … for a lot more, ahem, ‘emotionally loaded’ statements, we discovered its accuracy was amongst about 75 to 85 %.
War Sounds (from Google play)
According to the blurb, this one particular lets you ‘Scare your buddies! Honor your elders!’ and (probably a surprising claim, this) ‘get the girl!’ -depending on your smartphone’s loudspeaker, though, what you may possibly just end up with is a load of noise rather than an authentic surround sound complete-on Hollywood film explosion fest. It is free, even though.
Paranormal State EMF Meter (from iTunes)
Ever get the feeling there’s an otherworldly presence in the region? This app turns your iPhone into a ‘simulated EMF (electromagnetic field) meter’. Handy for those occasions you are in a location renowned for hauntings, or if you’re in the mood for a bit of spookiness – say, at a Halloween party. We’re assuming that this app is for entertainment purposes only, though, and not for specialist Ghostbusters.
Yes, it’s fair to say that if you want to hunt down ghosts, recreate war film sound effects, test the truth of what somebody is saying, or remember to lock the garage door … there’s an app for that. We appear forward to seeing a lot more weird and great apps appear as the app industry continues to develop into a single of the most varied and intriguing retail markets in the planet.
Guest author Iain has written for several blogs about topics as diverse as technologies and healthcare. He is at present writing for AXA PPP Healthcare, a medical insurance coverage provider in the UK.