Note, iPhone/iPod touch users—you must have an iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (3rd gen) or better to run this update.
• Added support for the iPhone 5—the 4-inch display means more room for rain!
• Now supports the iPad retina display for the best looking Strange Rain yet!
Ratings and Reviews
Great rain app
Authentic rain look and sounds.
Only complaint: wish there was a way to turn off the associated low sound of the rain hitting plastic/covering. That is the only sound that doesn't fit. Would be nice just to have the rain hitting the ground sound alone - same way most people hear it out their window.
Innovative and mesmerizing
This app is whatever you want it to be. You can just watch the rain. You can interact with the rain and experiment with the music-- or not. The graphics are beautiful and the rain sounds are better than those in most apps in the oversaturated "nature sounds" genre. But this app can be much more, if you're open to it...
The most special thing about this for me is the story-- "electronic literature" will be my next websearch rabbithole; I can tell that already. Just a really creative idea, in an interface that lures you into the storyteller's stream-of-consciousness. The possibilities for this app are endless and the developers seem to encourage that via occasional suggestions. Make this app what you will.
My only gripe is that it's connected to GameCenter, that pesky wart of a program that I stash in a folder called "crAPPs." The achievements (using that term verrrry loosely) in this app are optional and not really quantifiable. GameCenter, Don't Kill My Vibe. Please make that sign-in intro screen go away!
A year later, why isn't this updated
If my app was voted one of the most innovative I'd want to keep it up. I keep looking because the core of it, the rain, is wonderful. And rain is not depressing. It's elemental. It refreshes all. It's insulting to wait yet another whole year and get nothing. This had so much potential and now even the rain is not worth it. Same depressing story, I can only guess the guy who wrote this is the hit and run driver and is in prison. What happened to being able to put our own poetry in? So bye bye stupid rain.
- Erik Loyer
- 19.8 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2010 Erik Loyer
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