TouchMyApps » Wobble http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Car Jack Streets VS Payback: Breast-Wars’ Precedence Long Reach http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/04/20/car-jack-streets-vs-payback-breast-wars-precedence-long-reach/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/04/20/car-jack-streets-vs-payback-breast-wars-precedence-long-reach/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:59:08 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=9829 In the tradition of GTA, Car Jack Streets (CJS) is a sandbox RPG littered with carnage, death, loads of nefarious opportunities and controversy. Developer, Tag Games, are not new to to the App Store nor mobile gaming, but this mercenary driving game will be their first big hype title to hit the iDevice download shelf. … Read more]]>

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In the tradition of GTA, Car Jack Streets (CJS) is a sandbox RPG littered with carnage, death, loads of nefarious opportunities and controversy. Developer, Tag Games, are not new to to the App Store nor mobile gaming, but this mercenary driving game will be their first big hype title to hit the iDevice download shelf. Even Payback maker, Apex Games have jumped the gun and released their own competitive, “welcome” to Tag Games – more details to follow. In any event, TouchMyApps is ready to parade some of the sights and sounds of CJS that are sure to draw attention.

The Sights
Stunning is a word that comes to mind whilst driving down the mean streets of CJS. Colourful, candy-coated and detailed, Tag Games aim to impress with their graphics engineyet. The shock of seeing cartoonish graphics in a violent, eff-the-man type of game recurs every time I boot up, buckle up and book down the streets. Quite fortunately, the mix of 3D and 2D is done well enough to ben be taken seriously, yet also mix well with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek humour that is prevalent in CJS. As with any game, some are going to love the look and others are not. In either case, there is no denying that CJS sports a unique and to some degree, jaw-dropping visual design. On the downside, the handshake of 2D and 3D means that though framerates are constant, they are not as smooth as full 3D games.

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Surprises that stem from an engine that needs a bit of tweaking come in various forms: citizens and cops have walked over my car; and once or twice, my bus was forced off route by a tiny coupe. It is obvious that preview copies have some kinks, but considering the release state of many high profile apps, the uncrashable Car Jack Streets is well set to perform.

The Sounds
Astonishing. From my very first car jack, I fell in love. Similar to GTA, the radio changes depending on what car you happen to kick into, but better than GTA are the excellently crafted songs, some of which are very catchy. Take a listen to the two tracks below – I hope you enjoy them.

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Rap Radio

What’s new
CJS has a serious twist: it is played in realtime. That means that if you shut it off tonight at 9 PM and wake up at 6 AM to play, the game will have made the same temporal transition. Considering the plot (spoiler warning) whereby every week you must make 50 large (is that the right lingo?), it seems to be an easy-to-swallow decision. Play it whilst on the bus; play it at the pub after having been turned down again despite your Tag body spray – play it when and where you want with freedom because its clock is realtime – you don’t have to split hairs over a game clock that races by.

Controversy
What game would be complete without a little of this? Well, considering that new ground for violence and unruliness is not being broken in Car Jack Streets, what possibly could be stinking up its imminent launch? Apple? Apex Games? In this either/or situation, I am unable to point fingers, but according to the App Store, Car Jack Streets has been available since around the 17th of April without having officially been launched. We have covered name-changing tactics by competitors before, but even prior to release of CJS, Payback’s creators are prepared to capture the dosh of the unwary.

Unfortunately, this sort of advertisement is rampant at the App Store and can both make or break developers. Whether enabled through Apple’s negligence or from straight competitive malice, the below result seems trite. I would hate to see a Wobble vs iJiggles style spat break out between two serious developers.

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“Big” in Japan: Wobble vs iJiggles struggle continues http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/02/04/big-in-japan-wobble-vs-ijiggles-struggle-continues/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/02/04/big-in-japan-wobble-vs-ijiggles-struggle-continues/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 03:44:40 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=4767 Currently, there is nothing bigger than breasts in Japan.  Nope.  Not even Alphaville can tobble topple Wobble.  I’ll say it as I have been saying it, breasts are back and with full support from Apple.  Firstly, after the jump let’s remember the last big thing to hit Japan …   The above link will not work … Read more]]>

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Currently, there is nothing bigger than breasts in Japan.  Nope.  Not even Alphaville can tobble topple Wobble.  I’ll say it as I have been saying it, breasts are back and with full support from Apple.  Firstly, after the jump let’s remember the last big thing to hit Japan …

 

The above link will not work if you are browsing in from an iPhone – silly flash issues.  On a serious note though, Wobble, an app that has along with its mortal enemy, iJiggles, garnered my disdain and meanwhile become the biggest seller in Japan.  For reference, the Americans are arguably more explosive but less sexually charged:

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Grab your Guns!

Explosive is an understatement when regarding the the feud that is bearing its ugly breasts between Smells Like Donkey, creator of  iJiggles and Glentwood pty Ltd, creator of Wobble.  Wobble burst onto the App Store a couple of days before iJiggles but it is obvious from their online advertisements, videos and fan comments, Wobble is aimed at breasts whilst iJiggles takes a somewhat more neutral stance in regard to marketing.  

Which is the better app?   What you want to do with your iPhone?  Each app outdoes the other in at least one function while failing at another. Wobble may have better breast physics but iJiggles has more effects and allows for some artistic creativity.  Interface?  Wobble – it has great multi touch pinch and stretch functions and a nicer gui.  However, iJiggles’ control scheme allows for very minute alterations within a variety of photographs.

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iJiggles' propaganda: taking the mature route

 

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Wobble propaganda: hyperbolic boobs

Whatever the outcome, Smells Like Donkey have thrown a bomb into Glentwood pty Ltd’s jugs:  iJiggles is now free.  I am not sure how long it will remain such a bargain but it is certain the author is convinced of the quality of his app.  If the quarrelling that pops up in the blogs holds milk, we should see Wobble somehow react despite its dominant market position.  Who knows?

As part of the TMA team, I feel drawn into a conflict that is destined to end in the inflation and deflation of developer pride.  But, I’d rather not take sides until Bigus Dickus, Bouncy Balls, Testicle Tantrum and Scrotum Soother are released – imbruing the App Store in a truly revolutionary battle.  You can see Wobble’s take here and iJiggles’ blog here.  

Overall, both put a smile on my face and raise the ages old question:  who is the audience of the iPhone?  With the gastric sensations that have come and gone like diarrhea, the run of new piss-apps and the breast wars – I am lead to believe that the iPhone is bought and run by 14 year olds. Perhaps in next reviews, I may have to inquire of the age of developers and if the computer they code on is theirs or their parents’.

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For People and Pervs: iJiggles and Wobble http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/01/17/for-people-and-pervs-ijiggles-and-wobble/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/01/17/for-people-and-pervs-ijiggles-and-wobble/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2009 05:15:52 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=3905 Yes, you have heard it correctly, the iPhone is the newest and easiest way for peepers to grab thrills from the safety of a 3.5 inch screen.  All that is required is a couple of female friends who don’t mind baring their chests for your private enjoyment or a telephoto lens, camouflage trousers, a tripod, … Read more]]>

Yes, you have heard it correctly, the iPhone is the newest and easiest way for peepers to grab thrills from the safety of a 3.5 inch screen.  All that is required is a couple of female friends who don’t mind baring their chests for your private enjoyment or a telephoto lens, camouflage trousers, a tripod, the fall of evening and patience.  iBoobs, a rejected app had the wrong premise:  3D modelled moving breasts attract unwanted attention and get old quickly.  What real pervs need is either  iJiggles or for the less creative Wobble.

From iJiggles website:

Bend, stretch, deform, buldge and warp your closest friends or your worst enemies with this wonderfully satisfying app. Then with one touch of a button, send them bouncing and jiggling with bouncy accelerometer motion. Take pictures with the camera or use them from your library. Lots of fun to be had!

I am starting to believe that there is fun to be had even with these silly apps that are more titillating than utilitarian.  iJiggles’ creator Smells Like Donkey Inc.  are asking for funny videos taken of iJiggles in use:  keep them clean and pour them in.  There are certainly more ways than just wobbling of breasts up and down to enjoy this app but after the release of Wobble, I think few actually think of other uses.

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Wobble by Glentwood pty limited is the other photo manipulation app that bounced up the app store one day earlier and seems to have a larger following of thirteen year old boys but offers less customisation and fewer asexual reasons to consider buying it. If only their website was properly linked in iTunes, oh, and Wobble support did not take me to a 404, I might consider a witty comment and link but I’ll have to refrain.

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It is obvious that our beloved App Store has had a great stint with quality apps and developers lately.  Between iFartMobile its successors, and Wobble and its soon to come children, be prepared for a true tide of provocative, intelligent apps.  There has never been a better time to be a Mac fan or iPhone user than now.

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