Countdown™ ($ 0.99)

Available on iPhone & iPod Touch


Countdown™ is a new app that … counts down to things. Why confuse prospective consumers with punny names that do nothing more than mislead and force a reading of the app description? It’s great that the developer mentioned further features are in the woodworks for next month. As for now, Countdown is a fairly adequate 1.0, but perhaps not yet worth the 99 cents.

After downloading the app, you open Countdown to find a streamlined UI consisting of two buttons and a blank space where countdowns will eventually end up. The “+” button adds countdowns and selecting “Edit” updates preexisting ones. The best feature includes the ability to add a photo to the countdown item – either extracted from the internet as you input text or uploaded from the device. Once the photo-customized item is created the option of sharing on Facebook appears, which is great. However, there is no option for Twitter, Tumblr or any other social media application. Interactive features such as photo customization and sharing online show potential that will hopefully be actualized for Countdown’s next version.


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Visual Presentation Streamlined
Ease of Use So easy a caveman could do it!
Value vs. Price Not ideal
Overall Functional. Does what is says.
App Name: Countdown™ (iTunes)
Version: 1.0.1
Price as of this writing: $ 0.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.
iTunes category: Lifestyle
Available on: iPhone & iPod Touch
Developer: Bas du Pre
Device & iOS used for review: iPad 2, iOS 5


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