Featured Android App Review: Jokes HD [Entertainment]
Oh if I had a nickel for every developer who writes to me asking to check out their new joke app. I usually don’t bother, but a new one from SMSROBOT LTD just hit the scene. Their most recent app, Countdown Widget, was a hit so I thought I would check it out. It’s called Jokes HD, and it has a very clean and smooth interface.
As I mentioned, there are a number of joke apps out there, but Jokes HD is sure to have the best content since all jokes are approved by the Content Management team. Now that doesn’t mean that you are going to fall on the floor laughing at every joke because everybody is different. What it does mean is that you won’t find a lot of the crappy jokes that you find in other apps. Jokes HD even lets you favorite any jokes as well as share them via Facebook. The favorites feature comes in handy when you’re heading to a party, and you can’t remember that good one you read the other day. Lastly, you can vote and comment on any of the jokes. This means that you can quickly see what the most popular jokes are at any given time. For commenting, you will need to login to your Facebook account, which also lets you submit jokes.
The interface has the Holo theme and is very pleasing. The Home section lets you see jokes by category. You can swipe right or left to see the latest jokes for Chuck Norris, Blondes, One-Liners, Bar Jokes, Tasteless, Dirty Jokes, Misc, Little Johnny, Yo Mama, and Sex Jokes. For each joke, you will be able to see who submitted it and how many votes/comments it has. You will also be able to read the first 20 or so words, and if you can tap on it you will get the full text. This is where you can favorite, share, flag it as inappropriate, comment, or vote on it. From here, you can also swipe right or left to see more jokes from the category that you’re in.
You can hit the menu icon at the top right, which allows you to quickly navigate to the Top Jokes and My Favorites. Top Jokes will show you all the highly rated jokes for the day, week, and month. They also offer a search icon if there is anything in particular you’re looking for.
The last really nice feature of Jokes HD is the widget. The widget will show you random jokes so you can get a good laugh at different times of the day. Unfortunately they only offer the 4 x 1 size and it’s not resizable. Hopefully that will change with a future update.
If you’re looking for some new jokes for that party or event you’re going to, or you just need a good laugh once in a while, then check out Jokes HD. It’s simple and the UI is top notch. Best of all, it’s Free so check out their demo video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always, let me know what you think.