iPod and iPhone Applications Review: Bubbles

Bubbles is an iPod Touch and iPhone application that is, well, different from the other bubble popping applications. Bubbles is a “game” that you can create bubbles by placing one or two fingers on to the touch screen and drag them around. That creates the bubbles that are going to be on the screen. Then you can pop them just by tapping your finger on the bubbles… it is harder then it looks, trust me as I have played this until I fell asleep because I was so bored and that was when I was on the bus to go see my grand parents. Luckily this game will not last much longer on my iPod as I cannot seem to find a use for it… maybe I will play it while someone is giving a lesson at school if it isn’t so great being back to Math 11 for an upgrade to get a better mark. Who knows what I will do with this game, and I may just keep it on for a little while longer just to see if this program gets any updates and if it does I will write about it if it isn’t any better then before.

Overall I have to grade it… well maybe give it to a grinding wheel as there is almost nothing to grade it that will give it a good mark. For the fun category maybe for a little kid this maybe fun to play with for about 5 or 6 minutes but there will be no enjoyment as someone, the kid or the person who is hanging out with him gets bored I will give it a 1/5 on the fun that comes with it. I would give the functionality, though there is little of it a 2/5 for a small but unworthy bonus. I guess I have to give it something so that it will be out of 15… hmm. I really think that I should put in a boringness factor which would give it a high mark though in my opinion it would lower the mark. I will give it 0.5/5 for the boring factor as I do not want to give it a negative score. I am not really that hard a marker but if there is something that really bugs me then I will say it … and this is one of these things that bug me a lot. So in the end I will give this a 2.5/15 (that is 1 for the fun factor, 2 for the functionality, and a -0.5 for the boringness factor.)

I hope these developer(s) keep working on it to get to the next level of fun. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Create different color bubbles?
  2. Be a little more creative
  3. Maybe try making different shaped bubbles. Anything might help it.

I hope that this criticism is not to hard on them as I cannot really create iPhone or iPod Touch Applications as I do not have a mac. Though I would like to say thank you for your work in making the iPhone or iPod Touch a better toy or phone to have.

Ryan Orser.


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