I’m a big fan of the original After the Beep! app, and their Christmas version is no different. Actually it’s better – it’s free!
The purpose of Christmas Greeting, designed by Bome, is to allow you to easily create Christmas-themed messages to leave on your family and friends’ voicemail or to share online. When you open the app, tap “Record” and create a short, personalized message to anyone you like. Tap “Tweak” at the bottom, and here’s where the fun begins.
You have several different options in three different categories; music, location, and wishes. Under music, you can choose something traditional like Greensleeves, a rockin’ version of Joy to the World, or maybe a funky band playing 12 days of Christmas. For location, you can add background noise to make it sound like you’re at an elegant dinner party, “Christmas Island,” church or a fair. And the “wishes” options include greetings from Santa, as well as greetings in a few other languages, to follow your own recorded message.
The fun here is mixing it up – you can come with eclectic combinations here that will leave the recipients laughing as they try to figure out where on Earth you are this Christmas season. Once you finish, just tap “Publish” and you can send your message as a voicemail, email it, or share it on Facebook, Twitter or the Web.
This is one of the most fun free Christmas apps I’ve come across this year! Give it a try – you’re likely to get a few laughs out of it.
Christmas Greeting – After the Beep! [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.