Do you have .99 cents jingling in one pocket, and an iPhone in the other? Do you also have a wacky sense of humor? Then you might want to check out the Singing Snowman and Singing Cat iPhone apps from Gigabyte Solutions. There’s nothing serious about these applications my friends, they are strictly fun little programs that will make you smile for a few minutes. Both apps do the same thing, they ‘sing’ along to music or mimic voices.
There is a snowman, a cat, a dog, a monkey and an orangutan character that you can choose from. I tried the snowman and the cat.
The snowman is very cute and looks almost 3D. It displays in landscape mode, so you have to turn your iPhone sideways to use this app.
The cat stays in portrait mode. The only options available for both characters is to disable sleep mode on the phone.
Both character’s mouths and eyes move to music or voices. I couldn’t get a snapshot of the cat’s mouth when open, but it’s kinda creepy because it looks like it has human teeth instead of fangy cat teeth
Here’s a short demo video that I made with the snowman singing an appropriate song playing through iTunes on my iMac…
One thing to be aware of is that you can’t play music on the iPhone and have the character sing along to it. That’s a somewhat unfortunate limitation of the program. So, you have to play music through another device and place your iPhone near it. The apps would be infinitely better if more than the eyes and mouth moved, but as is, these are goofy little applications that are fun to play around with for a few minutes. Kids will especially like them.
Only mouth and eyes move to the music
Can play music on iPhone