'Flower Garden' for iPhone is a Beautifully Designed App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    A beautiful new app from SnappyTouch is offering iPhone users a very polished flower garden experience. Appropriately titled Flower Garden [App Store], this sim/toy app has a strange appeal that's not unlike Koi Pond and Pocket God

    Flower Garden is just that -- a virtual flower garden in your iPhone. You can plant different types of seeds, water them and watch them bloom. Some flowers bloom immediately, while others may take some care over time. Once you have a collection of flowers, you can even cut them and send them to your friends in an electronic bouquet.

    The level of polish and detail on the app, however, add greatly to the experience. This video shows the app in action (music not included):


    App Store Link: Flower Garden, $2.99

    Article Link: 'Flower Garden' for iPhone is a Beautifully Designed App
  2. leandromp macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    This is a beautiful app.
    I recommend it to anyone.
  3. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    It does look like a really nice app, but $3 for a pretty much useless app is too much for me. $.99 and I'll consider.
  4. shadowmatt macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2005
    <sarcasm>No aliens, street fighting, gangsters or monsters = lame</sarcasm>
  5. SirJankovic macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2009
    you seriously have to ask yourself if this is what it's come to when people pay 3 dollars for this....
  6. xmax21 macrumors newbie


    Aug 16, 2007
    Chandler, AZ
  7. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Not worth it? That's a joke. The amount of time and detail spent on this I could see the price be $5 or more.

    A couple months ago a friend and I were discussing doing something similar (growing plant app) but this really is over the top. Well done goes to the dev(s).
  8. leandromp macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    all those .99 cents app out there are just garbage and crashes constantly. !! this one, in the other hand, hasnt crashed to me not even 1s!, the details are amazing and the design, 5 stars!!! and the interface is really good.
  9. speedbumpnv macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    do your friends also need the app too for you to send them flowers?
  10. Jeff321 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
  11. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Beautifully designed app -- but I had to stop watching the YouTube video after a while, because the guy's finger was so nasty!! :(
  12. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    no, it's sent via email.

  13. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    $3 for a flower design app seems a bit much. Any chance of passing out some free promo codes for it?
  14. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Very nice design, I do think it appeals to a limited demographic though, but they are probably willing to pay the price so seems good.
  15. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I mean really, why bother!

    What an idiotic thing to spend money on. As I have said I have never in my life seen as many stupid things for sale in one place in my entire life.

    What a complete waste of time and money!
  16. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

    Xian Zhu Xuande

    Jul 30, 2008
    Beautiful program, but like the other eye-candy programs like iBonsai and Koi Pond, $0.99 is the right price point. I agree with the above poster that it looks like some exceptional work went into it, but if I'm going to play with an app that does nothing $0.99 is the price I'm happy to pay. :)

    And I'm happy to own apps like Koi Pond and iBonsai for that price.
  17. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It's the gardener's version of the virtual pet idea. A Tamagotchi in a flowerpot.

    Some people like action games, some like puzzles or word games, some like apps that produce sound effects, some like apps for drawing a mustache on somebody's photo. And no doubt some will find an app like this fun or relaxing.
  18. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    For some reason I'm reminded of the offline-wikipedia when I read comments like this. It costs $7.99 (IIRC), and people complained "that's too much". Yeah, eight bucks for the biggest encyclopedia in the world is clearly too much money....

    So, three dollars for this. Why not? Seriously? If it gives you enjoyment, why on Earth not? If it has been created with love and care, why not? Should we nickle and dime everything?

    Three bucks is about as much as a good cup of coffee in a cafe. That coffee gives you enjoyment for few minutes, this app could give you enjoyment for hours and hours. So is three bucks REALLY that much money?
  19. stokesy7 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
  20. zarusoba macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2006
  21. kerryn macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    So you can send virtual flowers to someone. That might be nice and better than an ecard if they know that you "grew" the flowers yourself.

    Still, might not get the same result as sending real flowers though. Then again, for three bucks I can only buy three tulips at my local florist.
  22. pez13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    wow this reminds me i gotta get to work on my water boiling app :rolleyes:


    you sync it to a pot of water on the stove. Then you can keep your iphone
    with you in the other room and wait and watch the animation on the phone to see
    when the water is boiling. If you touch it the app says OUCH!!! and many more surprises!!!!!

    I'm going to make millions!!!
  23. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    Livermore, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    Will they wilt and die if you don't water them? That would be kind of fun to email as well...

    Also, how do you unlock the additional seed packets?
  24. chinarider macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
  25. steve10172 macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    London UK
    A soothing app when you are a bit stressed. A bit pricey though.

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