Fanboys rejoice, because now there’s an application that will let you “blow, touch, and play” with your iPhone: MyBalloon, an almost-perfect balloon simulator. Let the bad puns begin.
Like the really cool iSteam, MyBalloon is one of those nice iPhone toys that will let you do a silly thing for $US0.99. It also uses every control element in your iPhone:
• The microphone to inflate. If you blow too much air it will explode.
• The touchscreen to control the flow of air out of the balloon, closing it or making funny balloon noises. You can also touch the balloon itself.
• The accelerator, so when you move your iPhone, the balloon bounces accordingly.
The overall effect is quite cool, resulting in a great balloon simulator—whatever that means. Unfortunately, it is not perfect because the touchscreen controls are not accurate at times. Fun for $US0.99, which depending on the user’s mental age may result in hours and hours of joy. Or just 30 seconds.
I belong to the first group.