iGrandmother: Written iPhone App Review
Mirco Bettelini’s iGrandmother app promises to provide users with all of the wisdom of a grandmother, all at the convenience of their favorite iOS devices. iGrandmother’s official description reminds consumers that nobody knows best like Grandma does, and this app is filled with helpful hints about how to best approach numerous situations. Ranging from gardening advice to budgeting tips, iGrandmother claims to be the perfect app for anyone seeking advice on a variety of topics.
iGrandmother provides home remedies and advice for facing numerous situations, all in one easy to use app. Areas of focus in this app includes cooking, health, beauty, decorating, and basic practical advice, among other areas. Users can choose to browse through specific categories of iGrandmother in order to discover advice on a full range of problems, or they can use the app’s search feature to quickly pull up Grandma’s remedy for a specific situation. Additionally, iGrandmother users have the ability to mark favorite remedies; this way, quickly finding your favorite bits of iGrandmother advice is made possible. However, even though iGrandmother covers a wide range of topics, it does not really provide an equally wide range of solutions to those problems. For example, iGrandmother may provide one or two ways to treat a problem, while a quick search on the internet for home remedies for that same situation will yield a dozen different remedies. In this way, iGrandmother users are rather limited in the number of solutions that the app can provide them.
Appearance and Layout:
iGrandmother’s appearance and layout is great for an app of its type. Icons, instead of written directions, are used to bring users to the various advice categories, and this picture-based approach works excellently for achieving its purpose. Once in a specific category of iGrandmother, the solutions to problems are presented as being part of a book; flipping through the “book” shows remedies to other problems. Cheerful music provides a soundtrack to browsing through Grandma’s tried-and-true advice. Overall, I was very pleased with the way that iGrandmother was designed and laid out. It is an app that is simple enough for anyone to use, and yet at the same time enough effort was put into the graphics in order to make this app visually pleasing.
iGrandmother costs the typical iOS app price of $0.99, and for anyone who is interested in an app filled with easy remedies to common problems, this low cost will certainly be seen as well worth it. However, for the more frugal consumer seeking solutions to a specific problem, choosing to simply do Google searches for easy remedies may simply be more practical. iGrandmother may appeal to anyone looking for one solution to a problem, but it will not be quite as attractive to anyone looking for a variety of solutions.
iGrandmother 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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