While doing a random search of the Apple App store (as I tend to do from time to time) for anime based apps I came across a collection of Evangelion themed ones.
Admittedly these have been available since the first quarter of 2009 so it’s quite a late slip on my part, but it is the first time I’ve come across them and I wanted to share this knowledge to those who might not have been aware these existed.
There five apps produced by APPLIYA are themed around the Evangelion 1.0 feature film. They are all paid apps varying in price but there is a trial ‘Lite’ version of one of them. Each one represents a different category of application meaning they are unique to each other. I’m now going to go through them one by one for you.
*Evangelion Vol 1 – Cut Out
We’ve taken scenes from the movie and created a cutout area that you can place over portraits in your Camera Roll. You can even put your face onto Gendo Ikari’s body, including his signature sunglasses. When you’re done, save the new picture and send it to your friends, or make it your new wallpaper!”
Price : £1.49 Location: HERE
*Evangelion Vol.2 – Clock
“The Evangelion Clock makes checking the time an exciting event! This app is designed to fit the unique style of the NERV headquarters timer screens that monitored the remaining battery life of the Evangelion mecha.
The app includes graphics that are faithful to the movie, optional sound effects, and there’s also an exciting timer mode that switches to “emergency” red countdown stage with ten seconds left. ”
Price: £1.99 Location: HERE
*Evangelion Vol.3 – Picture Stamp
“Integrate the Evangelion anime movies into your photos with Appliya’s new Evangelion Picture Stamp application. Find out what your classmate might look like with Rei’s signature blue hairstyle, or add NERV military vehicles over that picture of an aircraft carrier you just took. The Picture Stamp app allows you to make any picture more interesting with the inclusion of vehicles, character elements, and mecha from the highly popular anime movie, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone. ”
Price: £1.49 Location: HERE
*Evangelion Vol.4 – Calendar
“This app enables you to create a wallpaper calendar that uses special images from the highly popular Evangelion franchise. Choose a scene from our picture gallery, which features characters, sketches, mecha, and vehicles from the anime, then pick the months you want to display on your calendar.
The image will be saved to your camera roll, and you can set it as your wallpaper from there. Now you have a new Evangelion wallpaper with a quick reference calendar on it! You can check dates with just a glance at your device, or just admire the beautiful art of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone whenever you want!”
Price: 69p Location: HERE
*Evangelion Vol.5 – Puzzle “Evangelion Puzzle provides an exciting new twist on puzzle apps.
The rules of the game are simple: load up your app and choose an image, difficulty setting, and type of grid. Each puzzle consists of an image that has been broken up into a grid of scattered tiles. Use your touch screen to slide the tiles into the proper place, but there’s only one empty space on the grid so your number of moves will be limited. Be smart and plan your moves carefully!
Amateurs can choose a 3 x 3 grid on Easy or Normal, but serious puzzle pros will love the challenge of the Hard 5 x 5 grid. When you crank up the difficulty, the time limit for solving the puzzles decreases, so be quick!
As you complete puzzles, you can save the image to the camera roll and unlock new ones that use new scenes from Rebuild of Evangelion. The app also keeps track of your best puzzle completion times, so you can brag to your friends or motivate yourself to do better!”
For those of you who own an iphone or ipod touch, I hope you found this entry useful.