July 18, 2009 in Entertainment (F)
[prMac.com] Sofia, Bulgaria - The App Store has been flooded by jokes telling apps. Yet, most developers publish jokes apps with a few hundred jokes and put a price on them. We, at Cramzy decided to change that, by creating what we call "The Ultimate Jokes App". Introducing 18 000 COOL JOKES for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
When we were creating our app, we were thinking "What is the most essential thing about a jokes app?". The only answer we came up was "to make you laugh". But there are 40 million iPhone owners out there ... how could we satisfy each taste? We then realized, that just putting a bunch of jokes into a database, showing them to the user in order won't do it. With 18 000 COOL JOKES, we tried to help the user find the jokes he'll love. How? Well first of all, we've organized the jokes into 48 different categories. If you feel like reading Computer jokes- just jump into the category and there they are!
But that wasn't enough. Each person has particular taste about the length of a joke- some people like them short, some people like the long-story-like jokes. So, we've added a filter by length, which you can use to filter short/medium/long jokes and make any combination of these. For example, I would be able to read just short Bar jokes and nothing more.
We were then facing a new problem- how do you browse back and forth among a database with 18 000 jokes? We've decided that the only good way to do it is to display the jokes in random order. And if you really liked a particular joke, you could add it to Favorites so you can read it whenever you want. The Favorites section plays an important part because we've designed an algorithm that will always give you a joke you haven't read before, therefore if you can't go back to read the previous joke. You should add it to Favorites.
We still feel there is more to do in helping people select the jokes they'll love, and we're currently working on creating a rating system and a new feature that based on people's ratings will find out what jokes you like and what jokes you're most probably going to like. Then we'll just give you the jokes you'll probably like! It will be a self-tuning algorithm, which gets better with time.
Finally, to make it even funnier, we've created sharing capabilities, that let you easily share a particular joke over e-mail. We're working on sharing via Twitter and Facebook too, and we'll introduce these into the next update, which is expected later this month.
In conclusion, 18 000 COOL JOKES gives you:
* 18 000 jokes, within the app (no internet connection required)
* 48 categories
* Filter jokes by length - short / medium / long
* Share jokes over e-mail (soon via Twitter and Facebook)
* Favorites section
* Shake for random joke
* Never get the same joke twice
* SOON: Rating system, Top 100, JOKE GENIUS feature
* iPhone or iPod Touch with OS 2.0 or newer
Pricing and Availability:
18 000 COOL JOKES 1.0 for iPhone is only $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.
Cramzy is a small European company established in early 2009, by Iliya Yordanov and Maria Angelova. We're currently focusing on iPhone development, and we'll soon step into the Mac OS X market. Copyright 2009 Cramzy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.