Harley Davidson Encyclopedia: iPhone App Written Review
Do you really like Harley-Davidson? We mean, do you spend most of your waking hours thinking about the bikes, those sleek lines and those roaring motors? Do you spend your nighttime dreaming about the open road, strapped in leather with the stars over head? If so, then saddle up, gaucho! Boy have we got an app that will tickle your fancy. The app is called Harley Davidson Encyclopedia and it’s by developer Decar Studios. The app is also not just an encyclopedia, but a full-on resource, including questions and answers, a classifieds section, and even user-submitted photos. And for our full review, you need only to ride down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Harley Davidson Encyclopedia is first and foremost an encyclopedia of knowledge about the bikes. It comes with categories covering everything from classic and early bikes to the modern soft-tail and Sportster. Each subsection comes with detailed information about the model of bike, as well as photos and videos that give you an inside look a the monster machines. It also comes packed with information about the company itself, as well as a radio channel that combines a couple of different biker-oriented stations into one, excellent resource. However, this is just a scratch on the surface.
Do you also want to talk about your bikes with other users? If so, then you’re in luck! The app allows users who have signed-up to ask and answer questions posed by other users. You can also add a new classified posting to the application, in case you’re looking to swap parts or whole bikes. And lastly, you can even submit a photo of your own devising to the app, and if the developers like your Harley enough, they’ll throw it into the next update. That’s a lot of sick functionality, if you ask us!
Design and Interface
Overall, we were fairly pleased with the Harley Davidson Encyclopedia interface. It’s got some rough edges, most notably in the loading time and noisy opening sound effects department. But still, it’s a solid offering. We do wish, however, that there were more users online for us to talk to. The app relies on community to function well, and until the day when thousands of users are plugging away at Harley Davidson Encyclopedia, we just feel like the app can only be under-appreciated. With time, though, things will change.
And considering the app costs only two bucks in the App Store, you’re still getting a bargain, even if just for the information alone. So, all in all, if you’re looking for an all-in-one pitstop for Harley-Davidson information, discussion, photos, videos, and even music, you’ve come to the right place. It’s universal for both the iPad and iPhone, making it one of the best deals you can ride away with.
Harley Davidson Encyclopedia requires iOS 4.1 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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