Dum Dum Flick a Pop
Dum Dum Flick a Pop is a useless exploitation of the iPhone touch screen. Dum Dum Flick a Pop is a pointless advertisement that users download on their iPhone to constantly deliver a brand image. With this in mind, should you feel embarrassed for enjoying it? Dum Dum Flick a Pop is a free iPhone application where you unwrap a Dum Dum sucker and flick it until it is all gone. You start out by spinning a wheel to see what "delicious" Dum Dum flavor you end up with and then you try to "flick" it down as fast as possible. Sure, it is blatant and lacking in any real content, but there is something mildly enjoyable. It is no better than any of the other single function Entertainment iPhone applications that simply show of the technology of the iPhone, but the reality is that most people have a little bit of history with Dum Dum. Don't expect much from it, but for a few minutes it might make you smile.
Two and a half out of five stars. Via iTunes
Some free iPhone applications pack in more content than you could ever have dreamed. The iPhone is trying to extend itself into all of the possible functions for a mobile device. Electronic book reading is a main feature of this, and the iPhone is perfect for bringing this function to a smart phone. Classics is a free iPhone application that gives you twenty three different classic books and allows you to read right from there without any other downloading or internet connection. When you open up one of the books, such as Alice in Wonderland or the Iliad, you will get miniature pages that you can flick through. This is somewhat easier than many of the other iPhone book applications that simply make you scroll up and down the pages. On the flip side the pages are so small that you have to flip very often, so you have to decide what is better for you. Either way you are not going to ever get much more for free, so you have to decide if you are going to spend the amount it requires to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on your iPhone. Only time will tell if the iPhone will actually become a valid spot for reading books.
Four and a half out of five stars. via iTunes
The White House
Blog based free iPhone applications are incredibly popular as we head away from traditional media into a constantly plugged in digital age. Now we are able to get government press releases almost constantly, which started as a novelty with Obama peeking his head up on You Tube. Now the "they have an App for that" logic has extended to government institutions with the White House free iPhone application. This White House application feeds in generated content from WhiteHouse.gov and puts it in a more accessible mobile format. This is broken up into sections for Blog, Video, Photos, Newsroom, and even Live feeds. In this way almost every bit of content you would get from WhiteHouse.gov is brought into this easy to use format. Each time you open up the White House free iPhone application it will connect with the website to update information so this is a constantly relevant feed of information. The videos can take a little bit of time and require a clean internet Wi-Fi or 3G connection, but are a clean way to access this information in a prioritized form. The amount of content that is available here is astounding, and the fact that there is a Live section that gives you releases right on time may redefine how mobile devices are used to administer communication. If you want to remain abreast on the releases and justifications from the Obama administration you will find the White House iPhone application completely indispensable.
Five out of five stars. Via iTunes.