Review: Petal Pond by Tulsi Mayala


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Sixteen Zen, Relaxation, and Meditation Apps. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Petal Pond by Tulsi Mayala

Tulsi Mayala’s Petal Pond ($1) is a poor—strike that, very poor—duplicate of Koi Pond, copying the idea without any vague sense of the class that went into the original’s design. There’s awful-looking water, awful-looking fish, and fake-looking petals on the surface of the water. Based on whichever way the device is tilted, the petals all clump together, though you’re supposed to be able to drag them around and “make designs” with them. It’s all accompanied by a completely artificial water sound effect. Koi Pond is instantly elevated simply by virtue of this app’s utter mediocrity. iLounge Rating: F.

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Company and Price

Company: Tulsi Mayala

Website: N/A

Title: Petal Pond

Price: $1

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches


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