November 24, 2012
Want to celebrate the holidays with Capt. James T. Kirk himself, the great William Shatner? You can with Shatoetry. Shatoetry is the official app of Shatner, who is, of course, most famous for his role as the debonair captain of the USS Enterprise in "Star Trek." Released just a few weeks ago, Shatoetry is so named because it enables you to compose so-called poetry and have it recited in none other than Shatner's voice. As my colleague Christine noted in her review of Shatoetry, it's an odd app that happens to be surprisingly entertaining. And it's actually not limited to reciting poetry in Shatner's voice. With the app, you can also have Shatner dramatically deliver simple sentences and phrases, as long as you can find the words you want from the app's word tray. Speaking of words, more than 100 of them have just been added to Shatoetry through the app's first major update. As noted in the updates release notes:
Half of the words in this update are general-purpose words to deepen your overall Shatoetizing experience... The other half are special seasonal words, available just for the holidays! So update while you can!Also available for a limited time in the updated version of Shatoetry are new holiday-themed backgrounds. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. But in case you're wondering if the update also includes improvements with long-term availability and effectivity, the following list should satisfy your curiosity:
Designed for iPhone, and optimized for iPhone 5, Shatoetry is available in the App Store for the discounted price of only $0.99. Happy holidays and happy Shatoetizing! [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- Big updates to the Word Tray, making it easier to scroll through your current word selections to find the word you want.
- Added an option to disable the "Shat That!" jingle from within the More menu.
- All words now recite more tightly for more natural sounding playback (for pause effects, try placing Space Bubbles, and touch a placed Space Bubble to alter its size).
- Shortened the length of the loading screen logo sequences seen when launching the app.