Bacon: Well fry me up an iPhone app
Virtually, that is.
IPhone lovers, meet Pocket Bacon.
Click once on the screen and voila: More bacon appears. Use your fingers to move the bacon around to make room for more strips. Then double-click on a strip and it disappears, those sizzling sounds momentarily replaced by the sounds of someone munching away.
Thoroughly enthralled, I just about drained half the phone battery before I realized the app did more....
An "oh-so-indispensible" toolbar pops up if you click the skillet surface on the bottom right of the screen. The options? Click on a newspaper icon to get some of the latest Internet bacon news. Or click on the locater icon to have your phone search for nearby bacon-serving establishments.
Yet another icon allows you to shop for bacon-related products online. And you can find bacon recipes using the file icon. Finally, select the settings icon to change the "frying" surface as you cook up your bacon. (Griddle not your thing? Find your favorite skillet -- choose from old, giant or scratched -- or go for the micro cooker to shake things up a little.)
About the only major drawback was that it made me crave the real thing.... Otherwise, way to go, PocketBacon! You've made my list of "1,001 things to do with bacon."
-- Noelle Carter
Pictures courtesy of PocketBacon.com.