Web Buzz: Funny Road Trip app good for storytelling, or a laugh
Got a Labor Day road trip coming up? Here's an app to help you and the kids get down the highway with good humor.
Los Angeles Times
Turn your road trip into a laugh fest with this app.
Name: Funny Road Trip, www.funnyroadtrip.com
Available for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
What it does: Four characters from different parts of the world — Seqor Tortilla, McBronx, Sushi Sakura and Emil DaElecktra, the travel robot — ask questions and suggest tasks that can lead to your family telling stories, interacting with what they see along the road and perhaps poking fun at each other, too. The app comes in English, Czech and German, with the characters speaking in their native language or dialect.
Cost: $1.99 for Seqor Tortilla and McBronx; 99 cents for each additional character.
What's hot: The tasks and questions are creative: Some induce kid silliness such as, "Show me how your dad or someone in your family snores," while others are more travel-focused such as, "Imagine you had wings. Where would you fly?" There's a night version, too, which is cool because you can keep playing if it's dark outside and can't see anything.
What's not: When I was testing it, I wanted some way to tally a winner. It'd be fun if you could push a button for a laugh track or a gong, or just poll the people in the car to find out who is the funniest.
Worth it: I don't want to save it for a big road trip. I think it might be fun for a 30-minute drive, too.