Okay, this is not exactly a gagdet, but we do use apps for gadgets, don’t we? And of all your gadgets, which one is the closest to your heart? I realize that probably isn’t a fair question, as I ought to know that gadget lovers may have a hard time picking a single gadget out of the menagerie of devices that they own. Then again, if you were to pick a few, your iPhone is probably going to be shortlisted. So here is a special app for your iPhone in keeping with the Easter holidays: the Talking Augmented Easter Egg.
Easter has long been associated with eggs decorated in all sorts of ways. Here’s something you may not know about Easter eggs – their origins are pagan, and they were used to symbolize rebirth. They were decorated in bright colors to celebrate new life. When Christianity became widespread, the eggs were used in relation to the resurrection of Christ. Today, Easter is still considered a Christian holiday, and a lot of people still hold to the use of eggs for celebrations.
If you are looking for a different way to conduct your Easter Egg Hunt this year, this Talking Augmented Easter Egg will do the trick as well. All you need is your iPhone, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen), or your iPad. You still need an egg for the app to work, but you do not have to hard boil it and paint it yourself.
This is how the app works. First, you have to get a real egg from your fridge – or wherever you put your eggs. Point your device’s camera at the egg, and voila, you’ll have a digital egg that comes alive! I am not pulling your leg – the app will allow you to decorate the egg in the most psychedelic designs that you want; you can also spin and rotate the egg around however way you wish, without worrying about it breaking (although you can do that, too). Once you get your egg to its perfect state, you can even share it on Facebook. Oh, and yes, the egg talks to you. Wait till you get it to talk – the voice will crack you up for sure. (No pun intended.)
There is more to this egg than meets the eye, really. It is an app for kids and those who have kiddie spells every now and then. With this free app, your gadget can come alive in time for the Easter holidays. Get it from the App Store.