A new breed of novelty iPhone apps have been exposed in the App Store this week offering up a partial striptease for the ultra-nerd. The first contender "Shake Mates", I describe as a virtual lap dance app that delivers very little for $.99. Launch the app, shake your iPhone and one item of clothing at a time falls off the cartoon blond. Eventually Miss thing is left standing in her bra and panties. Big whoop! That's it. You're done. Now do it again.
The other featherweight contender is "iFloaty", a similarly lame attempt at an iPhone striptease. This app does a fun take on the 1940's ink pen that would reveal a nudey pic every time you turned the pen upside down. Except as an iPhone app iFloaty suffers from the same lack of fun and functionality as Shake Mates. Turn your device upside down and watch her dress pour off. Then flip the image over to see ol' cartoon red from behind wearing granny panties. What? I'll take the old nudey pen trick any day.
These new apps are one trick ponies that deliver more tease than strip. If you're some doofus that just woke from a ten year coma you may find this kind of novelty app exhilarating. Otherwise most might realize these apps are a perfect way to strip you of your hard earned unemployment check. Maybe if developers re-imagine these apps they'll create something that will actually deliver a happy ending. Or not!
If you're really in the market for a guaranteed iPhone show stopper, try the epic series of $5.00 iWash videos featuring real girls, in real bikini's washing your iPhone screen from deep on the inside. You won't be disappointed. (image on left)