Blue Switch: Written iPhone App Review
Blue Switch by Mirco Bettelini provides users with an easy way to activate and deactivate Bluetooth. Featuring beautiful graphics that allow users to quickly turn on and off Bluetooth at their ready convenience, Blue Switch is an inexpensive app that can be considered to be a practical addition to any iOS user’s general app library.
The developer of Blue Switch boasts that it is the only app of its kind approved by Apple to turn on and off Bluetooth. Blue Switch does not use private API to function, according to official developer statements. In general, this app can be used to better take advantage of the features of Bluetooth with the convenience of “flipping” on a single switch. Through Blue Switch, users can quickly turn their iOS device into a “walkie-talkie” type tool; a texting option that features a Messages-style interface can also be used. Other ways to employ this app include using it to transform an iOS device into a surveillance system or a baby monitor.
Personally, I found that using Blue Switch was as simple and convenient as promised. The developer also claims that using this app can help conserve up to 25% of a device’s battery life, but since I did not utilize Blue Switch for an extremely extended period of time, I cannot say for certain that I’ve been able to personally verify this claim. Regardless, using Blue Switch was beautifully convenient overall.
Appearance and Layout:
Blue Switch’s developers chose to have fun with this app and turned an otherwise potentially visually boring app into an exciting visual experience. In other words, while Blue Switch would have still been perfectly functional with less attention put into the graphics, the developers of Blue Switch chose to actually dedicate time to developing beautiful graphics, and their efforts certainly don’t go unnoticed. Specifically speaking, Blue Switch features an “on/off” switch designed to look like a real switch; the other graphics in this app also exceed expectations. As far as layout is concerned, Blue Switch is designed in such a way that turning Bluetooth on and off is really as simple as promised.
Blue Switch is currently sold for $0.99 through the iTunes Store, and for the convenience that it offers, this app is pretty much worth its price. However, for iOS users who never use their Bluetooth capabilities anyways, then Blue Switch will obviously not be seen as an essential app.
Blue Switch iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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