Mo：WTFABC ($1.99) by Ivan Wan is an app that contains an e-book of about 50 pages of short sayings having to do with words of the English language. Cute, but sometimes raunchy, artwork also litters the pages. If you’re an Edward Gorey fan at all, you will feel right at home.
Where do I find these apps? They literally fall into my lap and I snatch them up like the fantastic gems they are! This app is right up my alley. It called to me and I answered as soon as I laid eyes on it — thanks to my coworker, Sean, who informed me of its existence.
I don’t know about you, but I love words. Especially if those words come to me via crass and profane artwork and short prose, and on my iDevice! If this is the case, I am all over it.
The title of the app is pretty self-explanatory. There is a brief introduction and then onto the good stuff. Every word is a character, with its own image, and each character has a story to tell. Like “The,” who is important but sometimes irrelevant; or “Answer,” who shouldn’t have asked a question and will never ask one again. Poor “Answer,” she is always wrong.
The gestures are that of a typical e-book. You can zoom in and zoom out while flipping naturally through the pages or tapping to move forward and backward. You can even bookmark pages for chuckles later (or those you want to share).
You can take a photo in the app with a fun background or send an e-card out with a personalized message. I thought there would be more than one background and card, but apparently there is only one choice.
It is, however, a very good choice. A picture of a person opening a card and a fist popping out of the card, flying toward their face is my kind of card. Now, how do I send this type of card in real life? Make that happen.
There is frequent profanity used within the app, and some may find a few of the images in bad taste, so this is not for kids. But if you want some entertainment in the form of a somewhat crude, but very amusing, e-book you should check this out. It re-imagines the English language in a hilarious, witty manner.
Mo : WTFABC is currently in the App Store for $1.99. It’s a universal app so enjoy this e-book on your iPad or iPhone whenever you need a new approach to the English language.