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Netflix on Android!

Well, kinda. Google cringed this week when Netflix announced that they would be rolling out their Android app soon, as Google just released their movie rentals service. The Netflix app will be available on select HTC devices very soon. More details on the way.

Taylor Ness, Editor, App Masters

Color for iPhone and Android (Is Horrible) [App Review]

This past week, a company named Color, whom are also the owners of color.com, released an iPhone application supported by 41 million dollars. Why in the world would an iPhone/Android app need $41M in start-up capital? Why do I think it’s a horrible app? Please read on.

Side-Note: For those of you who don’t know what Color is, it’s basically an app where you take pictures in, then other people within 150 feet of you also using the app can see the pictures you’re taking.

Incredibly Vague

When you first launch the application, after creating an account, the application gives you little¬†explanation¬†of what to do. There’s a graphic at the top of the main screen that says “take pictures with friends.” Then what? What do you do with said photos? Do I just walk around taking pictures of myself with my friends? Do I get brownie points or something?

The Name

The name Color makes no sense. There is nothing to do with color in this app. It’s just people taking pictures. Although, Foursquare or Gowalla don’t really pertain to the app at all really either.

I have no friends

Me being in high school, there are many high school students with iPhones. There also aren’t many people that I would see taking pictures with their iPhone and ask them, are you using Color?

Final Thoughts

Location, location, location. It all depends on where you are. If you’re in Times Square, this might work well. If you’re in a high school in a suburb of Rochester, NY, this app doesn’t work very well. I seemed to not have answered the question, why does it need $41M in start up capital, and the answer is: I have NO IDEA.

Bottom Line: Color is stupid. If you want to try it, it’s free in both Android Market and the iTunes App Store. More info here: http://www.color.com/

Taylor Ness, Editor, App Masters