You’re #1 – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: UtiliTouch, Inc.
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2008-07-31
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Earlier this week two little apps called “GFCaller/BFCaller” (Girlfriend/Boyfriend Caller) were released. The concept is simple.
Each creates an icon that, when touched, initiates a call to your significant other (or anyone of your choosing- think super speed dial). I gave these apps a quick review and concluded, "great concept, lousy execution". What were the issues?
First, the app keeps a visual count (a small circle with a number over it) of how many times you call your significant other (no, you can’t turn this off.) This is confusing because, as a regular iPhone user, I know that a “visual” of this type indicates an alert of some kind (often requiring me to take some type of ACTION- i.e., update an app, check my voicemail, etc.) I don’t want (or need) to know how many times I have called "that special someone".
Second, the application icon looks like an ad for a 900 number. I DON’T want/need a racy photo on my phone to know which app to use. Third, "that special someone" I call most often isn’t my wife; it’s my assistant. And, touching THAT icon to dial my assistant just doesn’t work for me.
“You’re #1” takes the “GFCaller” idea and makes it more civilized. It does not have the “red light-district” icon, nor does it tell you how many times you’ve called your significant other. It does one simple thing- allows you to call the person of your choosing, using a single tap on the home screen. The icon for this new app looks more like a flag for your favorite sports team (a bid red #1)- an improvement over the last one. However, I wish I could select my own icons- one for my wife and one for my assistant. And, of course, I wish it were free. Nevertheless, I can see this app being exceptionally useful for me.
Value: Useful for $.99
Would I Buy Again: Yes
Learning Curve: Zero
Who is it for: Anyone who wants quick access to one, frequently called, number
What I like: Useful little utility
What I Don’t: Lag-time between hitting the icon and the call being dialed, No way to customize the look of the app’s icon.
Final Statement: Useful for me. Torture for my assistant.
You love your iPhone but launching the Phone app, tapping Favorites, flicking to the top of the list, and tapping the name of your favorite contact is a lot of steps! You call them all the time. Wouldn't it be great if they were just 1 tap away? Now with You're #1 they are.
The first time you launch You're #1 select a contact and that's it. The next time you tap You're #1 it will automatically make the call.
• Fast 1 tap dialing
• Safer dialing when driving
GREAT FEATURES NOT FOUND IN SIMILAR APPS:
• Lets you choose which of their phone numbers to call
• Always knows their phone number even if you update it
• Allows you to select a new contact or phone number by using Settings
• Doesn't pester you with a count of how many times you've called them
Don't forget to check out our other apps: Mating Call (Female) and Mating Call (Male). O U R TA K E . . .
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