Recently the people over at TUAW.com did a review on a new iPhone app called Balloons! It seemed really cool and so I wanted to try it out and write a little review on my site.
Balloons!, made by Shiny Development, is a really cool app that integrates a variety of the iPhones APIs and capabilities. In Balloons, a user can capture an image and/or write a message, attach it to a virtual balloon, and send it off in to cyberspace for other Balloon users to catch. Once you catch a balloon, you can add your own personal statement and/or photo, and send it off once again. The app uses your iPhones location to pin point exactly where you are and attaches the info to the tag.
You can also track the balloons that you have sent out. In this setting you can see not only what other people have attached, but how long the balloon as been circulating throughout cyberspace.
Overall, I really like this app. I find myself wondering if anyone has caught my balloons, and what they have said. I think it could even be considered a unique way of blogging. You’re writing, capturing images, and posting it to a server. I would definitely recommend buying it.
Check out the official video demonstration here:
Balloons! is $2.99, which might be a little steep considering it doesn’t do anything amazing, but for less than a price of a Starbucks latte, it’s well worth the entertainment you’ll get out of it.
With 100,000 apps in the app store, this new app is a refreshing and interesting new way to have fun on your iPhone.
Released: November 4, 2009
Click here to download Balloons!