iPhone App: Random Facts [UPDATED]

Ever since the launch of the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, some amazing apps have been released. One of the coolest that was just released is Random Facts.

Random Facts contains a database of hundreds of bizarre and interesting facts. Just tap on “Random Fact!” and you’ll be presented one randomly. Did you know karaoke means “buy this app” in Japanese? That’s not true, but with this app you’ll learn what karaoke really translates too. For less then a dollar Random Facts will provide entertainment for you and your friends for hours. [Official Description from App Store]

The application was developed by 16 year old Adam Debreczeni of CrossWireStudio. Adam Debreczeni is the founder of CrossWireStudio, co-host of TechToday, and the host of CrossWire. He also develops iPhone applications in his free time.

Overall, I think this app is a great idea. There isn’t another applications like this, that gives you random facts. Some of these facts are really interesting. Here are some examples:

  • Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper?
  • Did you know that you burn more calories sleeping, then watching TV?
  • Did you know that the first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum?
  • Did you know that money isn’t made out of paper; its made out of cotton!

Well, you will know now thanks to Adam Debreczeni’s Random Facts. Check it out on the App Store. Adam has graciously agreed to give one lucky reader a free copy of Random Facts! To enter into the drawing you must leave a comment on this post with:

  1. Some form of commentary with actual content (ie. no spam)
  2. Must include a valid email address

The last day that you can leave a comment to enter into the giveaway is next Sunday, October 19! Good luck!

Have you found any fun yet educational (or vice versa) apps in the App Store? Share your voice in the comments or in a Seesmic video reply.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Tyler Johansen for winning the free version of Random Facts!

iPhone 3G App Crash

I have been having some problems with my iPhone 3G. Nothing big, but it still affected me. Every time I would try to open a application, and the phone would go back to the home screen. This happened on every application I downloaded from the App Store. I sent out a Twitter message, and got a reply from Aaron (@sonictonic on Twitter). He forwarded me to this MacRumors iPhone Story.

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