Review: Wisen Up [iPhone Apps]

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When Apple says, “There’s an app for just about anything”, they really mean it. Consider Wisen Up, an app best described as a collection of facts, trivia, myths and quizzes about medical science and human body. Now what use could this be to anyone? Well, it’s a pretty cheap way to pass time when you can’t beat that level and have no Internet to update your Twitter status.

Wisen Up comprises of multiple sections that each feature flash cards containing a piece of trivia, fact or a question. Instead of trying to explain them, I’ll try to give an example so you can decide on your own whether you want this.

The sections are as follows:

  1. Myths
    Do you think shaved hair grow faster?
  2. Weird, Incurable diseases
    Did you know that Face Blindness patients can’t identify anyone by their facial features.
  3. Amazing Body Facts
    If you yell for around 8.5 years, you can produce enough energy to heat a coffee mug.
  4. Types of Doctors
    Well this one is pretty self-explanatory.
  5. Name your Fear
    Peladophobia is the fear of being around bald people!
  6. First Aid mistakes
    Do NOT lean backwards when your nose bleeds. (Weird right? They say it can be dangerous.)
  7. Personality Quizzes
    Find out whether you are Inspector Clouseau from The Pink Panther.
  8. Body Language
    Understand those gestures.
  9. Ancient Cures
    Apparently, cow dung can cure baldness.
  10. Be a Doctor
    No, seriously!
  11. Funny Medical snippets
    First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.
  12. Tell Me Why
    Why do we you cry? The answer is in there. Really!

Verdict
As surprising as it is, I actually liked the app. Anything that provides me over an hour of light reading (and more if you want to take the quizzes) for less than a dollar is sure worth buying.

woikr Rating: 3.5/5

woikr Rating: 3.5/5

Wisen Up is brought to you by GlobalDelight and can be purchased and downloaded from iTunes Store for $0.99.
Thanks to GlobalDelight for the review copy!

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