Saturday, 7 September 2013

'Hi Guess the Food' should be the greatest app ever!

What do you get when you cross food and technology and create an app, of course surely something wonderful!? You would think? They are two of my favourite things and they have been combined to create the new number one app on iPad (and somewhere floating in the iPhone charts) called Hi Guess The Food.

Checking out the developer Man Zhangs [on a side note, such a cool name!] portfolio as the app store asked me to 'check out more apps by Man Zhang' he isn’t shy when it comes to creating ‘guess the word’ style apps, and if we are being honest with ourselves, they were starting to get boring. But food! FOOoooooD! This should be the best app ever!

Unfortunately, Hi Guess The Food it not the best app ever. (Sigh so much potential).

Yes it has the wonderful simplicity and no bells and whistles UI that allows your brain to become numb for a while, and the cartoon images are great, but the content, the most import part, the food, is all wrong.

This is hugely frustrating!

When what you and I know as Ketchup is now labeled as just ‘Heinz’ and the correct answer for an image of a jar of Peanut Butter is ‘Jif’. Jif really?? Whoever heard of that? If you have and if you do eat Jif Peanut Butter on a regular or even not so regular basis please comment below as in my world Jif is used as a toilet cleaner.

- Battle of the Jifs -
Back on topic, the problem with this app is that we are not really guessing foods, it just guessing brands again,. It’s the Logos Quiz rehashed into food stuffs that is surrounding us. The most worrying thing, is that we mostly know what they are. The big corporate companies have not only taken over every other aspect of out lives but now also our food! What next, branded Broccoli? Corporate cucumber?

Instead of getting annoyed at not being able to figure out the answer for some of the food words on this app, I felt almost proud of myself for not having allowed myself to be brainwashed.  Well for a couple of minutes anyway, until the frustration that causes the addiction to these style of games kicked in and I NEEDED to know the answer.  The only options if you can’t figure it out yourself, pay to get hints. No thanks! Any other alternatives?

I discovered there were no other alternatives, so decided for all those other wonderful non-brainwashed souls who can’t figure out what brand they have been drinking or eating from all these years, to create an answers site. Here is it: all the Hi Guess The Food answers are here. Hope you like it! Let me know in the comments what you think!

You can download Hi Guess The Food for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by clicking right HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I always do my best proofreading AFTER publishing what I have witten, So apologies for the extreme use of explamation marks! These things >() and captial letters.