Freaky magic trick for the iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by martay, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. martay macrumors newbie

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    I just released a magic trick for the iPhone where you rub a coin in the iPhone, and let it roll around the sides of the phone with complete physics simulation. You can choose a bunch of different coins, and after you rub it in, you can get it out with a little shake.

    I'm looking for comments/suggestions/ideas.

    In the app store, it's called Marty's Magic Coin and is in the entertainment section.. that is, if Apple has finally decided to post it.

    Here's a demo:
    http://www.yityat.com/magic
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I saw this on my new app RSS. Looks interesting!

    Edit: BTW, if you'd like us to do a video review, email me at MobiRiot
     
  3. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    ehhhh. might have been interesting at app store launch time but i'm pretty much over these gimmicky, useless apps now.
     
  4. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I do like these apps Marty, but unless it's free I won't be getting it. There are a ton of these for free which are downloadable (as apps and videos) on the net.
     
  5. martay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I was a little afraid of those. That's why I made this really polished, with multiple coin options, your own background, and true physics -- going for truly professional magician's gimmick to market to my peers. That way you don't have to move with a video and you can even let others have a close look, increasing the realism.

    I originally didn't even intend to market to non-magicians, but that's a fairly limited niche market.

    From the suggestions, it sounds like I should market this with more of a 'professional quality' appeal so that it separates itself from a dumb iphone trick? Does that sound about right?
     
  6. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I'd say so. Clean up your website and video a bit, make sure the icon is polished and has everything you think it needs in the first version - it'll make a big difference.
     

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