UPDATE: Check out our newly compiled list of the top ten essential iPhone apps.
iPhone owners. They love blowing into their little piece of gadgety heaven to make a flutey noise, but get outraged at an app that tests their prowess at holding down a button, as long as possible. (Not that we think it sounds awesome either, but hey, these people read the app summary, then downloaded the app. Don't blame the app.)
Anyway, Rightmobilephone.co.uk has just published the results of a survey they did, of 987 website vistors who owned iPhones, incidentally the consumer gadget of the year at a whole bunch of awards (including ours). The question - most useful, and most pointless iPhone apps?
The popular iPhone applications83% of users rated Ocarina tops, with Facebook and Google Earth pacing a reasonable second and third place. We personally love Bump, which lets two iPhones exchange contact info when their owners 'bump' the two together. God, it's almost too cute.
In order of usefulness:
1 Ocarina2 Facebook3 Google Earth4 Tweetie 25 Print and Share6 Skype7 Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite8 Bump9 Brushes10 Shrek Kart
The unpopular iPhones So 57% of iPhone users found button-holding app 'Hold On' 'not fun and slightly pointless'. But just slightly. Earthquake severity measure app Seismometer wasn't very popular either, with three in five people agreeing that if they where unfortunate enough to be experiencing an earthquake, the first priority would be survival. Can't argue there.
In order of pointlessness:
1 Hold on! 2 Mood Glow3 Seismometer4 R U Drunk?5 Proposal 6 UK Payphone7 Contraction Calculator 8 eShaver 9 Cold Beer Calculator10 iLunch Picker