Okay, I’m so sorry I’m going all Apple d’ Apps on you, but this is the one thing that’s been consuming my every waking hour for the past 3 days. My attention span on apps has always been quite short. I have yet to find the type of app that really retains my interest for more than a week at the most. You know how there are different types of apps right? I’ve always wondered what type of app I’d really like. There are the word apps like Text Twist, the puzzle apps like Finger Physics, the matching apps like Bejeweled, the fighting apps, the Mario-type apps, and hundreds more. Even current favorites like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds and Cut The Rope would pique my curiosity for the first few hours of play, then I’d lose interest eventually.
Then came Pocket Frogs. Okay fine, I edited a bit. It actually started with a REALLY girly app called Bloomies. I red-facedly admit that this actually got me hooked first. I read good reviews and so I bought it and at first it looked really stupid. But once I started getting the buds to bloom and I started purchasing more bees, and I was upgrading my beehive and going up the levels, before I knew it I was checking in on my Bloomies every hour, just to water them, or check if any new buds bloomed, or if I have enough coins to make a new purchase. Of course I had to hide my little “visits” to my private garden, my girly inner sanctum of cutesy blooms. I wouldn’t know how to explain in case anyone took a peek at my iPhone screen and see those cartoon flowers that would make Hello Kitty look butch in comparison. I admit, it made me happy. The tinkle of the rain clouds when you water them and the giggle each Bloomie makes after you water them, the dainty background music, the chime-like sound the flowers make when their nectar is ready to be harvested…it just brings me to a happy place.
Then, last Sunday, I was confessing my guilty pleasure to Delle’s brother Mars, and he told me that he plays something similar, but manlier, Pocket Frogs. I’ve heard of it, but I heard it was similar to those FarmVille, FishVille, NovaVille, and whateverville else there was of that type of game, and I hadn’t the faintest idea what it was. He said it’s pretty much like my Bloomies, only instead of flowers, you had frogs. So I downloaded it, and the next day, I had 2 frogs jumping about on the screen. I had NO IDEA what the hell that was. Then I started playing around, exploring the menu, what each button does, and one by one, I discovered the joys of the frogs in their habitats or in the pond. Before long, I was way more into the Pocket Frogs than I was into my Bloomies. But of course I still tend my garden, and I plan every bit much to be the great gardener that I know I can be, but now the blooms have a competitor when it comes to my down time. I now ferry between the garden and the pond to check on my babies, just to make sure they’re okay. Who would’ve thought, that of all the apps out there, I’d gravitate towards the apps that take so long to play? I have a short attention span, that’s why I’m surprised that I’d end up hooked on these apps.
Here’s the pond:
Here’s one of the habitats:
Pocket Frogs: pocketful of sunshine!