By Omar L. Gallaga
With more than 100,000 applications in Apple's App Store alone, you couldn't be blamed if you had a little bit of app fatigue. Isn't it enough already?
I was thinking the same thing, until this morning I found out that a new app due out in a few months allows you to hold the awesome vocal power of actor Samuel L. Jackson in your hand.
The "iSamJackson" app, developed by Austin's Heatwave Interactive, promises to give you a portable version of the Pulp Fiction star to carry around on an iPhone or iPod Touch. The app will include original recordings, "Humorous adages and sage advice," as well as a personality scanner and a soundboard, presumably for the prank-call inclined. No word yet on what it will cost.
If you've ever been cut off in line at the post office, or had to deal with a clueless customer support rep, you can probably imagine instances where an app that allows you to confront people with a virtual Samuel L. Jackson by your side might be extremely useful.
The only thing I could think of that might be more disarming is busting out the "I Am T-Pain" Auto-Tune app.
While it will be available to anyone who wants to buy it, some of us might wonder whether we're responsible enough to be trusted with the potentially dangerous weapon that is Samuel L. Jackson's set of vocal cords.
I'll let the man answer that himself: "YES, YOU DESERVE THIS APP AND I HOPE YOU USE IT WELL!"