Just when you thought it was safe to go out in the internet – weird apps pop up out of nowhere. From prevention of drunk dialing to learning to play piano, and from arranging your furniture to engaging in a toilet paper war, you can find just about anything in the app store. With over a million apps on the market, there are some really cool, weird, and curious ones available that can entertain and educate you for just a small fee.
Ikea 3-D App
The Ikea 3-D app will help you to place virtual furniture in your virtual home. Confused about whether or not that “perfect” sofa will fit into your small living room? It’s simple! You take a picture of the symbol on the page of the Ikea catalogue, and place the catalogue in the spot where you want the piece of furniture. Your device will show you the item in the very spot where you laid the catalogue. This is possibly one of the most useful furniture apps, and it can also demonstrate what non-ikea items might look like, for instance if you found a hifi cabinet in one furniture store, just find something similar in the app and you can see what it looks like.
Have you always regretted dropping piano lessons? Are you tired of making your children drag themselves to the piano to practice? The, Piano Maestro by Joytunes is the app for you. You can touch the keys on the virtual keyboard to play piano, or it will actually respond to an acoustic or digital keyboard! Not only that, Joytunes has recently made the app FREE to music teachers, and to students who sign up under their teachers’ accounts. Some of the most popular piano methods are included in the app, so you can take lessons from your teacher, and practice at home using the app in a game format.
Ready for something that is just silly? Try Paper Racing. That’s right, you can race a friend in trying to get all of the paper off of a virtual toilet paper roll. Hmm…I wonder if the cat would settle for an app?
Drunk Dial No!
Do you have numbers in your phone that you should never, under any circumstances, call? Maybe you have them there just so the name shows up if they call you, and you can ignore the call. Maybe you just can’t let go. However, problems arise when you have one – or two – too many, and think this is a great time to give that person a call. With Drunk Dial No! you can block those numbers while you are still sober. Then, when you lose your mind and try to give that person a call in the wee, drunk hours of the morning, your phone tells you NO WAY! You will have to wait a few more hours before you can dial that number.
Apps can entertain, amuse, educate, and communicate. There are plenty of them out there, too, and many have multiple games from which to choose. The Joytunes app, for instance, has Dustbuster attached, which is a non-musicians’ version of Piano Maestro.