Sheldon Tees: iPhone App Written and Video Review
Do you like the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory? You know, the one with all those yuppy geeks that get themselves into a lot of non-geek problems? Yeah, that one! Well, if you do and you want to start repping the show as much as you can, you might aught to pick up Sheldon Tees by developer App Brick. The app serves as a growing compilation of the merchandise, clothes, and accessories worn by the cast and produced by the show. It’s a real fan boy service, and with lots of additional goodies, you can certainly find a great deal to love in Sheldon Tees. For our full review of this geeky app, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
The idea behind Sheldon Tees is both tucked into the name of the app and also very simple: The app is a stockpile of all the shirts worn by Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Cooper, as well as all the other merchandise you can purchase from the official show store. This means you can find within the app’s sheltered halls all the t-shirts worn by the characters Sheldon, including the Green Lantern classic, a few good comic tees, and the witty oddball. You’ll also find more than a few “Bazinga!” labelled items, harking back to the classic phrase from the show. If you’d like to purchase any of these shirts, all you need to do is tap the shirt you like, and then hit buy. The app does the rest, taking you straight to the CBS store.
However, the app doesn’t just offer up shirts. You’ll find a plethora of other merchandise, including a Rubix cube, a stuffed cat, and even baby onesies. In other words, the app has a little bit of something for everyone, which makes it quite the portal in our opinion.
Design and Layout
Sadly, as much as we like the functionality of the app, we weren’t such fans of the title’s design. It’s a little rough around the edges, with sliding menus that feature odd physics, menus that aren’t quite flush with the borders, and the occasional sloppy job. However, we did appreciate the fact that the app keeps us with it: You don’t need to go to the CBS store in your browser to finish a purchase. The app will handle it all, which is a tremendous boon considering the look of the rest of it.
We’ll spin it to you this way: If you’re not a regular buyer at the CBS store, you might as well just go to the website. However, if you’re looking for a way to stay ontop of every new entry (as well as a quick way to make purchases) then the app is an ideal bargain. It’s free, and you’ve got nothing to lose. Which to us, sounds like a cracking way to go.
Sheldon Tees requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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