By Golden Gekko
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“So let me get this straight, there’s a bell in my phone? I don’t get it.”
Turn your iphone into a Christmas carol playing handbell with Chrimbell. Choose from one of three bells and ring-a-long to Jingle Bells, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Little Donkey, Oh Come Ye Faithful and Auld Lang Syne.
You’re probably thinking; ‘that sounds complicated, wouldn’t I have to know a lot about bells and isn’t bell ringing one of the ‘dark arts’?’. Not a bit of it, Chrimbell could not be simpler.
Select your bell and choose a carol. Then simply ‘ring’ your iphone as you would a bell. Each ringing movement will sound a note of your chosen carol. Play as fast or a slow as you like.
But you don’t have to go bell solo, oh no. Gather together you chums and form a hand bell chorus. Pick a note each, follow the music and ring your bell when it’s your turn. A sort of guitar-hero, but with bells and more glitter.
Chrimbell is the modern carollers ‘must have’, a sort of carolling 2.0, as perfect impressing friends as it is for annoying strangers. But best of all, it’s yours for free with good tidings from the Ogilvy Group.
Merry Christmas with bells on! Actual bells!
What's New in Version 1.1
Same amount of fun the end message has been slightly changed, Merry Christmas!
My three year old LOVES this!
My three year old LOVES this and the rest of the family thinks it's cool too. I do wish you could do a two player version in addition to the 4 and 7 player option. Also, would love more songs. Maybe a year arround version, with a ton of songs. I would be willing to pay for that version. Otherwise a great app!
For a free app, this isn't too bad! As a former bell ringer, I had to give this a try - and it's definitely a keeper. I just wish some of the notes were more in tune. (I noticed it most on "Silent Night".) So, it won't replace a real bell choir - but it's good fun.
Oh - a tip for non-ringers: try flicking your wrist - like you would for hammering a nail or casting for fly-fishing.
No matter how many times I play the three carols in this app, I always end up smiling and laughing! There is just something wonderfully silly about using my iPhone as a handbell! Try it and I'll bet you can't play an entire song without smiling--I dare you!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 15, 2009
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 16.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ronan O Ciosoig
- © 2008 Ogilvy Group UK
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.