Facebomb: Written iPhone App Review
Everyone has seen them at one point or another. Plastered to your Facebook wall like gum under a middle school desk, an endless stream of group photos drown out anything and everything on your newsfeed.
Concept and Functionality:
I have to admit, the idea for an app like this is nothing short of brilliance. Facebomb is extremely easy to use and the app runs very smoothly.
When you first open it, you’re greeted with the option to either login with Facebook or login via e-mail. I chose to use my e-mail, but I was surprised to find that I’m not supposed to set up a password anywhere. To me, this defeats the purpose of having a login system in the first place. Perhaps it’s an auto sign up for a newsletter (I sure hope not).
Once you’ve logged in, you have the ability to import photos from the library on your device, Facebook, or directly from your camera. Once you’ve selected which photo you want to use, all you have to do is tap it and watch the magic happen. Sometimes you get an error if the app can’t recognize all the faces in the photo (there has to be at least two).
After the photo has been “bombed” you can tweak faces by flipping, resizing, and rotating them. Once your masterpiece is created, you can easily share the final product across various social networks.
The strongest feature Facebomb has to offer is the ability to edit photos that have been bombed. If you’re willing to put a little extra time and effort into making the bombed photo look as realistic as possible, you’ll definitely be rewarded.
You also have the option to re-bomb photos multiple times if it didn’t choose the face you wanted it to.
The ability to connect with Facebook and use either your friends or your photos is great, too. This is sure to become a favorite app of people who like to snatch and edit friend’s photos just repost them to their wall later. Yes, I’m guilty of it as well. :-)
If you’re not the type to keep comical works of art to yourself, there are a number of ways to share your masterpiece. You can do so through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, e-mail, or you can save the photo directly to your library.
If you get a kick out of turning cute and sweet photos into abhorrent nightmares, I can’t recommend this app enough. It’s currently free for a limited time, but the regular price of Facebomb is $1.99. Honestly, I’ve seen apps with more features and a lower price, but I can’t say whether or not they work as well as this one.
Facebomb is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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