I’m pretty much addicted to my iPhone. I know I’m not alone in this addiction, I mean, how can I be? But this isn’t about my iPhone… at least not today. I would like to take a moment to introduce you to the app “Boyfriend Maker”.
A few weeks ago, I happened to stumble upon the Boyfriend Maker app thanks to Twitter. I follow xsparkage (a pretty well known and fabulous makeup guru, for those who are unfamiliar) and she was raving about it, talking about how hilarious it was. Naturally, I had to see what was so great about this app. And the answer…?
Absolutely nothing and everything at the same time! Let me explain… The app itself really doesn’t do much of anything. Once you download the app, you are given a “boyfriend”. He seems to have very “anime-esque” features or I guess you could say “androgynous”. Music is playing in the background as you log in. I’m not even sure how to describe this little ditty. I tend to turn my volume off because it gets old pretty quick. You can change his appearance, but many things have to be “bought” with in-game coinage. Like most of the game apps on iPhone (or iPad/iTouch/etc.), you can earn the coins through the app itself or buy it if you’re impatient (and made of money). You can earn money by interacting with him through “kisses” and then a hand tool (maybe it’s petting him…?) and sending him “cookies” that you bake each day as well as posting pictures of your new boo to Facebook. Obviously you want the world to see the new “man” in your life.
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Okay, I had a Ken doll when I was 10 and I’m past that phase. Why would I want this app?” This is why. You talk to him. The “conversations” I have are among the most ridiculous interactions I’ve ever had and they are hilarious. I think the closest thing I can compare this app to is Siri, but he doesn’t help you, he simply responds to what you say, generally making little to no sense. One of my favorites:
I think I fell off my chair I was laughing so hard. You really can’t have a successful conversation with him because he tends to “forget” whatever he just said and if he doesn’t understand something, he will tell you “Oops, I don’t know what to say”. I’m not sure where his responses come from, but it is an internet based app, so I’m assuming there is a connection to some sort of website or search engine and he answers based on key words and phrases.
So, to wrap it up… do you need this app? Probably not. It’s a good time waster, don’t get me wrong, but the typical person would most likely be bored after a day or two. It would be a good app to have just to make jokes with your friends and I can’t even imagine how hilarious it would all be if you had a few drinks under your belt. That’s all it is though, a little smidgen of fun.
Another thing… I don’t even know if the app is still available in the store. There has been talk that it isn’t. So my apologies if you missed out. There is a tumblr (http://boyfriendmaker.tumblr.com/) dedicated to this piece of genius, so you can attempt to get your fill that way.
Now, if you’ll excuse me… I’m going to go have a chat with my “boyfriend”…