Pocket Whip uses the iPhone's built in accelerometer to sense how the user is wielding the whip. Users can move their iPhone or iPod touch from side to side, up and down or in a circular motion above their head to create various, realistic, wooshing sound effects. Users can then flick their wrist to create a biting crack of the whip. Pocket Whip creator, Ellory Elkayem, has clearly brought his considerable experience directing Hollywood movies to bear on this simple yet highly effective iPhone application. Elkayem created the wooshing and whipping sound effects himself with an actual stock whip and a digital recorder.
Pocket Whip 1.1 will have a music button with wild west theme music. App City is now gearing up to release Pocket Whip Pro. Pocket Whip Pro will allow users to go on a cattle drive, tame a lion or drive a horse and buggy. Each scenario will have a music button that will allow users to add appropriate mood music according to the situation they choose to immerse themselves in. Personally speaking, I can think several friends and colleagues that I'd like to try this app out on. Just for fun of course.
Pricing and Availability:
Pocket Whip 1.0.1 for iPhone is completely free and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.