It was inevitable that sooner or later someone would create a virtual girl that lonely men can download to their iPhones and call their own. Today, the iGirl app (iTunes link) from Resistor Productions debuted in the iTunes Store. After recently passing 15,000 apps and 500 million downloads, what’s left?
The iGirl is a female avatar trapped in your iPhone. You can make her dance or shake, change her clothes, ethnicity, and even what language she speaks. (No, she doesn’t take her clothes off—this is Apple). The app doesn’t exactly rise to the level of a Tamagotchi experience (no virtual care or feeding required). It’s just a dumb app for guys that costs $1.99 a pop. I’m sure it will quickly become a best seller.
If you want to save your money, you can watch a video demo here. Seems like it would get old after the second or third time. A much better app is Wobble, which lets you take a photo and make any body part wobble (NSFW video embedded below). The $0.99 app sold 3,420 copies its first two days in the App Store, according to its developer.
Here are a couple iGirl screenshots:
And here’s the Wobble video (warning: video contains shaking-boobs effect).