My vote for the best iPhone App so far is Flashlight, which costs $0.99. It’s not best for reasons of utility or value–there are said to be 4 or 5 other flashlight apps, at least one of them is free. It’s the best because it was probably ridiculously easy to code, and it was accepted by Apple for inclusion in the store, and the early adopters seem to be buying it.
For the uninitiated, a flashlight app puts up a blank white screen, and if you aim it around a dark room, your iPhone suffices as a really nice flashlight.
This app has a whopping 1 of 5 stars in the reviews section. There are 73 reviews thus far. Some choice quotes from the App Store reviews:
You could just take a picture of a sheet of looseleaf and bring it up in the dark for cheaper. That’s a pro tip.
A blank screen for $1?
You could open up Safari…and go to a blank web page and you got a free flashlight to use with less than 3 taps!
This app managed to crack the top 25 paid apps, so either 1. people need flashlights and found this one first or 2. longshot, but the app gamed its way onto the list (which would suck).
Sometimes though, you have to sit back and admire “Pet Rock” phenomena.