|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
MadLibs is an application that is exactly that…Mad Libs on your iPhone and/or iPod Touch. The object of the application is to fill out a “list of words to substitute for blanks in a story; these word substitutions have a humorous effect when the resulting story is then read aloud.” I have actually had this application on my iPhone since it’s first released however, the first release had a poor interface and was buggy so, I did not write a review of it. Well, the app was recently updated and is working much better.
When you open the application, you will get the main screen where you have a few options; View Completed MadLibs, Submit New MadLibs, Download New MadLibs, Select MadLibs to Play and Play Random MadLibs. The View Completed MadLibs will display a list of the Mad Libs that you have finished including the title of the Mad Lib and the date and time it was completed. You can then select one to view it. The Submit New MadLib option allows you to submit your own Mad Lib from within the application. The Download New MadLibs is how you get more Mad Libs…when selected, you are given the option to see if there are any updated Mad Libs that can be downloaded and added to the app. Select MadLibs to Play is where you can select from the list of available Mad Libs or you can choose to have the app select a random Mad Lib for you to complete.
Once you have selected a Mad Lib, you will get a screen with a list of blanks that need to be filled out. Each blank requires a certain type of word (color, adjective, number, noun, verb…etc). There is a nice ? icon next to each blank in case you need to be reminded of what an adjective or verb is. After you have filled out all the blanks, you can select Go on the keyboard. This will then bring up a story with the words you have chosen.
I totally remember doing Mad Libs all the time when I was younger so it was kind of fun to test out this app. And, I could totally see it being a way to use up some spare time if you are sitting around with a friend (or by yourself).