Our picks for App of the Week on our weekly GeekWire radio show on KIRO Radio often focus on practical apps to help you through your daily life — everything from checking up on your taxi driver to talking with a real person on a customer service line.
But sometimes we also like to have fun with some great time-wasting apps. (Exhibit A: Our adventures with Spaceteam.)
This week’s pick, Shatoetry, is another great example. It’s an interactive version of magnetic poetry for iOS and Android, letting users select from a library of words pre-recorded — in varying vocal inflections — by none other than William Shatner himself. The end result is Shatner “performing” your poetry.
Like one of Shatner’s old albums, this is definitely in the category of novelty. But the user interface is actually quite nice, with features including the ability to share the audio file you create. For a limited time the app is free on iPhone and iPad. (The Android version still goes for the standard 99 cents.)
App of the Week is a regular feature of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, airing at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays on KIRO Radio in Seattle (97.3 FM), except when preempted by live sports. The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. You can get every episode using this RSS feed, subscribe in iTunes or find us on Stitcher.
Listen to this week’s App of the Week via this MP3 file.
And here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the master at work …