One of the more unique games available in iPhone nowadays, Looksie is a scavenger hunt app that encourages people to go out, meet new friends, and have fun all at the same time.
The concept of Looksie is simply yet incredibly engaging. Promoting a real-life scavenger hunt, it allows iPhone users to set up a scavenger hunt and invite others to join in. To make this possible, the app hosts three basic functions: snap, hunt, and share. It can be used by teachers inside the classroom, by a group of friends looking for interactive fun, or even by a group of strangers sharing a common interest. Hobbyists, aficionados, and fans can all utilize this app to start their own private hunts, talk with each other and generally have a fun time no matter where they happen to be.
A wonderfully unique app, Looksie offers the following features to increase the enjoyment of its users.
* The app lets you sign in via Facebook, bypassing all the difficulty of having to set up your own account. This also means that you can instantly see which Facebook friends are on Looksie
* Highly customizable, it promotes uniqueness for every game
* One of the easiest apps to install, the app allows the setup of private hunts or wider-reaching games, depending on who you want to include
* You can also join an existing private hunt rather than starting your own
* Starters of the hunt have the option of offering a reward system to their players with customization features to make the prizes more interesting.
Usability and Performance:
Small in size, Looksie requires a total of 6.9 megabytes and optimized mainly for the iPhone 5. However, it can run on all iOS starting from 7.0 upwards. Looksie creators have made it gadget friendly over several Apple products including the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod. The navigation is simple and smooth with no crashes or lags even if you join a wide-reaching public hunt with several participants at the same time
Design is simple and straightforward with a log-in page that even lets you retrieve your password should you forget it. Since most of the hunts are done through snaps, there isn’t much need for graphics in this app. The background design however is well-made with frequent and engaging sounds to liven up the scavenger hunt.
A wonderful interactive game that lets you play with others, Looksie is in a league of its own. This continuous game can never be boring due to the uniqueness of each hunt, providing days, weeks, months or even years of entertainment. Currently at Version 1.1, Looksie is available through iTunes.