Sounds Grate: Written iPhone App Review
Sounds Grate, by Valup Technology, Inc., is a free iOS soundboard app. This app features a number of life-like sounds, primarily aimed at sounding irritating. While the basic version of Sounds Grate is available for free through the iTunes store, not all of the available sounds can be accessed through this free version.
Sounds Grate provides iOS pranksters with realistic sounds perfect for annoying their friends. Specifically speaking, the free version of Sounds Grate includes the sound of a buzzing mosquito (with the option of altering the pitch), the “music” of a violin (with varying alterations of this stringed instrument), and the lovely sound of nails on the chalkboard. In-app purchases can be made to add the sounds of knuckles cracking, dentists working, Styrofoam, a fork scraping a plate, paper folding, a nose running, or human flatulence if desired. In addition to offering these entertaining sound options, Sounds Grate also provides users with impressive interactive displays relevant to each sound. For instance, the violin sounds are created through moving a bow through a set of violin strings, the mosquito sound features an actual mosquito that users guide through a virtual room, and the chalkboard nails allow users to tap their screens to drag the nails across the app’s chalkboard.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics of Sounds Grate are just as impressive as the app’s lifelike sounds. Navigating through the app is incredibly easy to do, as is modifying the specifics of each sound. While the makers of Sounds Grate could have just created the app so that it simply played its noises, the added touch of impressive interactive graphics shows the attention to detail that was followed during the creation of the app. Overall, both the appearance and the layout of Sounds Grate are certainly top notch.
For anyone who loves frustrating his/her friends with annoying noises, Sounds Grate will certainly be a fun addition to his/her iOS app collection. However, the fact remains that only three of the sounds in this app can be used for free. Therefore, unless a user decides to actually invest a bit and purchase extra sounds (or upgrade to the premium version of the app), Sounds Grate has somewhat limited entertainment value.
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