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There are all sorts of different types of apps out there, but I can honestly say that Global Delight’s “Wisen Up” could be one of the most “different” apps you will see.
This app helps you “wisen” yourself with all sorts of information about a wide variety of topics (mostly concerning the body and medical facts). These are all really interesting and worth reading through.
But to Facebook users everywhere the most interesting thing will be the Personality Tests that let you know more about yourself.
It’s a very interesting tour through knowledge, but is a collection of little facts and party tricks enough to keep you glued to the app? Let’s see.
There is a huge variety of things going on in Wisen Up. The main, fun section is the personality tests. You can answer a few questions and find out important things like “what type of doughnut you’d be”, “would you make a good Supreme Being”, and even “what type of fart you’d be”. There are several of these and you can post all of your results to Facebook if you want the world to know that you’re a “chocolate doughnut with sprinkles” (my answer).
There are also several little bits of information in this app. You can find out all about urban myths, incurable diseases, first aid tips, body language clues, ancient cures, etc.. You get the idea. There’s a lot here. You can even go through a list of symptoms and diagnose the problem to find out what type of doctor you are.
As I said, there is a lot there, but the problem might be that once you’ve read it all there isn’t much reason to go back over it again. There quizzes might be fun to have your friends try to see what answers they get, but once you’ve gone through them there isn’t much reason to see what you are “not”.
Here’s hoping that Global Delight keeps updates coming to keep it fresh.
Wisen Up is very easy to use. Part of that is due to the fact that most of the app is nothing more than just reading and going from page to page (or question to question). You start with a strange “ring” looking thing that lets you pick the topic you’d like to visit. There are several easier ways to make this happen and I’d love liked to see the devs choose any one of these, but they didn’t and this will have to work (and does).
There is nothing in this app that will take a lot of figuring out, which is good. Everything is done with one finger.
What We Liked:
+ Lots of cool/useful information
+ Personality tests are interesting
+ Variety of things going on
+ Link to Facebook (and share your strange findings)
+ Easy to use
+ Occasionally gives a cool “ah-ha” reaction
+ You can see how your friends answer things
What We Disliked:
– Not much happening graphically
– Could use some music
– Lacking In Personal Replay
– Could use more information
This might very well be one of the oddest apps I’ve reviewed. I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s actually been one of the more fun apps I’ve reviewed. It has a lot of different things that will appeal to those looking for a nice time waster that might actually teach them something (about life and about themselves). There is certainly a lot that can be gained by getting wiser, so Wisen Up!