Countdown++: iPhone App Written and Video Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we aren’t really blown away by all the new fangled games that are coming out for the iPhone and iPad. After all, we do enjoy them, but our favorite cup of tea is not a good action shooter, but instead a truly bang-up utility. The sort of thing that we can write home about with a solid recommendation. Keeping that in mind, my we kindly introduce to you today Countdown++ by developer Sergey Astakhov. The app is just about the best way possible to count down the months, days, hours and seconds until a big event. And, with handy sharing features, you can make sure that your special someone remembers too! For our full review of this killer app, simply head on down below the break.
Concept and Functionality
Sadly, our job is mostly done here as the whole that Countdown++ has to offer is largely hidden right there in the title. The app serves as one big countdown clock, allowing you to put in important dates and events, and then watch the seconds click by until you’re finally there. You can do this for anything: The app comes stock with some standard stuff like birthdays and Christmas, but you could create your own even for just about any old thing. Want to remember when your dog first threw up on the carpet? It’s bizarre, we know, but if you wanted to, you could absolutely create a clock for that anniversary within Countdown++. The app does tend to focus on birthdays and anniversaries, but its simple fill-in forms make it a cinch to fashion up other sorts of reminders, as well. You aren’t locked in, and with the ability to share either text or image samples of your clock to others, there’s really a lot of function to be had here with Countdown++.
Graphics and Interface
In terms of raw aesthetics, Countdown++’s interface isn’t exactly the best looking that we’ve ever seen. Then again, it’s completely functional, and certainly not an eye sore to view. So though we may wish it came with a few more graphical niceties in the way of animations or Web 2.0 aesthetics, we like the live time clocks that tick away on your dashboard before your very eyes. And after all, the interface is very easy to navigate and to use.
Our only real complaint with the app, in fact, is the price: Countdown++ will set you back a solid three bucks, which is a fair bit more than we might like. Certainly it’s worth every penny, but we still feel like the app would have been a better bargain (and a bit more enticing) and a smooth dollar in the App Store. Still, Countdown++ is certainly a deal, and if you’re looking for a countdown clock on the iPhone, there’s no better place to look.
Countdown++ requires iOS 4.0 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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