At his funeral, the great German poet
Holderlin sums up his
achievements with undisguised reverence:
"He freed mankind from the hot lunch. We owe him so much."
Woody Allen, “History of sandwich”
The British are people of contrasts. With obvious pleasure they can play the slowest and most boring game in the world - cricket. Or instead of working drink tea with friends during two hours in the afternoon. Or quite legally drive on the opposite side of the road.
One would think who can possibly be more fuckabulous and less practical than an Englishman? In any case, it was an Englishman who invented a sandwich.
The application SandwichMe is just as simple and brilliant as a sandwich is. Even before to make one never were required any special skills and right now you can entrust this job even to your junior cat, so to speak. The app works similarly to the principle of “Photo Robot” software.
SoundHound is the obvious winner for many practical reasons. Say you want to sing along to a tune you hear in the grocery store (with noisy shoppers and their kids bustling about); you pull out SoundHound, it automatically begins listening for the tune. 5 to 15 seconds later, you have the lyrics right in front of you and you begin to sing along. …And she smiles an says, oh you know that song too? Or for instance a TV commercial in the living room with the air conditioner on; the song is Sooooo Awwwesome! you pull out SH, grab it, bookmark it, and now forever have the YouTube link to listen to it at your pleasure. Thats how I got the rad song from those Escalade commercials last year “Clubbed to Death”. Etc. Etc. Etc. SoundHound wins ‘hands up, hands up’.
An awesome comment to some comparative review
Most reviews of these apps on the Web start with the situation modeling, and I won't stand out. So, you are at sort of a party. I hope it looks something like this:
And at this moment, of course, you’ve decided to find out the title of the unbelievable song that charms your ear.
Good developers know that the most important thing is the icon. A popular scenario - the icon is just fucking awesome while the app itself is a piece of shit. The opposite scenario occurs much less frequently, but still can be found.
Learn: if the icon is shitty, the app is probably shitty as well.
What a good icon should be?
One Second Before Awakening From A Dream
In 1943, in Salvador Dali's mind a circus playbill with tigers collided with the studies of dreams by his beloved Freud. The painting depicts a dream a moment before awakening caused by the process of awakening itself. Something similar to waking up because your cat licks your face, right after seeing in your dream an epic story about saving a princess who kisses you at the end. And, all of a sudden, you see your cat. Don't tell me such thing has never happened to you.
And in April 2012, the guys from http://www.augmentedminds.com/ released WaveAlarm. It doesn’t differ from the standard alarm clock app, but it has one zest – you can turn it off by waving your hand above an iPhone.
“Meteorologists predict a chilly summer.
However, the anomalous heat risk is still possible.”
– From weather forecasts
"Child’s crying, woman’s caprices and April weather are unpredictable".
– The phrase published in the Weather section on a news website
So why did you buy an iPhone?
You can make calls from any phone, so don't lie to me.
Maybe, you like its status and awesome design?
Because of SMS speech bubbles?
Like the convenient Internet access?
Hate green pigs?
Give your answer in comments.
As for me, I was charmed by the opportunity to find out quickly a weather forecast without using a notebook or waiting for the end of deceitful news block on TV. Fucking convenient.
* Warning: Too emotional expressions are included. There is “X” in the upper right corner, just in case.
“The better is the enemy of the good.”
You see 3 pics shot with iPhone. One is made by means of the standard Apple’s Camera application. The other two are taken with the help of the nifty third-party apps.
No difference, eh? So true. So what are those apps for? The basic Apple’s Camera has always been enough for me, an experienced owner of an iPhone within 4 years, in order to shoot everyday life.
Let's take a closer look.