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Entertainment Review: Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call

iPhone Applications Review gives their take on the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call version 1.1 by Branded Research
April 13, 2009

As a big fan of Snatch, and Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels, (and TV’s Fly Fish the World), I was all over this app.

Waking up to the dulcet tones of Vinnie just brings a big smile to my face!

This app is plain jane and benefits from that, IMO.

You select the time you want, and you select the wake up call. That’s it.

Of course, for me the hard bit is choosing which wake up call. For a guy who’s acting career is fairly small, Vinnie has a plethora of classic lines. In this app, they are the cleaned up versions (slightly disappointing but still great.)

Once you’ve chosen from the list, you get a full screen video of VJ reciting the bit. These are great as messages to leave on answering machines, hey even on your own office phone!

The one downside is that the app is a bit quiet. Even with the volume cranked up to max, it’s a little light eh?

For that reason, and it’s admitted niche appeal, I’m giving this a 4/5.

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Payback iPhone App Can Use a Lesson From Vinnie Jones

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Payback from Apex designs is the iPhone’s answer to the GTA series. It’s a sandbox style game where you play a wannabe British gangster rising up through the ranks of the criminal underworld. To get there you must punch, shoot, kill, steal, and speed your way through 6 chapters, which in turn will take you on a journey through three cities each with various illegal activities.

In freedom city (hmm sounds like liberty city!) you’ll meet a cockney gangster who thinks he’s Vinnie Jones. He issues missions to you from payphones. You’ll be taking out cops, picking up packages, dropping off gang members, stealing ice-cream trucks and ram raiding shops… to name but a few. Completing missions successfully will earn you enough money to unlock later levels and chapters.

Players of Payback can learn a thing or two about being a cockney gangster by downloading the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call. This is a new app on the Apps store from Branded Research. Featured, are 27 new videos to choose from which include “It’s Been Emotional” and “Desert Eagle .50″ from the hit movie Snatch. From the movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels you can choose from video wake up calls like “Use Language Like That” and “I think the word you’re looking for, gentleman, is thank you.” Also included in the 27 are new videos of Vinnie jarring you out of your slumbers with one liners like “Oi, You! get Out of Bed!”

Graphically, Payback looks pretty good, and a definite step up from the GBA version of Payback. The viewpoint for the game is top-down 3D, similar in style to GTA 1 and 2, using a flat texture for street level, with buildings and other objects stretching up towards you. It works well, particularly in motion, adding to the feeling of a real, tangible living world. Unfortunately, there is some slowdown during explosions and when many objects on screen at once, but it’s not a huge factor.

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Vinnie Jones Vows To Give Gazza Wake Up Call

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Vinnie Jones reportedly wants to help Paul Gascoigne beat his alcohol addiction by taking him to a deserted island.

According to The Sun, the footballer-turned-actor believes that he can make Gascoigne connect with nature on the island by hunting animals and doing “man’s work”. Jones allegedly wants to document the experience with a video camera. A source said: “Vinnie thinks it’s terrible what Gazza has been going through and is convinced some tough love is needed. Vinnie loves hunting and fishing and reckons it does more to aid the soul than things like rehab.

“Gazza is a man’s man so it should be up his street. It will be a bit like a cross between Castaway and Lost with lots of survival tactics. With Vinnie and Gazza together it will be full of surprises.”

While Vinnie is getting his film crew together and making flight arrangements he should give Gazza an iPhone with the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call iPhone application on it. Everytime Gazza feels like he needs a pep talk from Vinnie he can just watch him on the iPhone.

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Vinnie Jones Shows His New iPhone App to His LA Football Team

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Vinnie Jones was spotted at football training with his LA based team The Hollywood All Stars. Jones (pictured) spent a few minutes before training in sunny LA laughing and showing off his new iPhone application The Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call.

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AppCraver Reviews Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call and Scores App 9/10

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AppCraver is one of the top iPhone application review sites on the internet. They reviewed the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call and gave it a stellar 9/10.

You can read it Here

Here are some excerpts from the review:

“iPhone users can rest a little easier tonight. You no longer have to wake up the blaring sounds of random digital noise from your alarm clock. The very English ex-professional footballer Vinnie Jones has released Vinnie Jones Wake up Call. If you’ve incorporated lines from popular Hollywood movies like Snatch, or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels into your vocabulary you’re in for a real treat.”

“Overall, this app is pretty good. The visual interface is well done and visually interesting. The videos are high quality. The sounds are clear and easy to understand.”

The Official Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call is a video alarm clock application with new videos of ex-pro footballer turned Hollywood movie star, Vinnie Jones, spouting off his popular movie lines and his signature one-liners. Featured, are 27 new videos to choose from which include “It’s Been Emotional” and “Desert Eagle .50” from the hit movie Snatch. From Guy Ritchie’s movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels you can choose from video wake up calls like “Use Language Like That” and “I think the word you’re looking for, gentleman, is thank you.” Also included in the 27 are new videos of Vinnie jarring you out of your slumbers with one liners like “Oi, You! get Out of Bed!”

Got an iPhone or an iPod Touch and just burning to to try the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call? Get it from iTune Here

Wanna keep updated with what is happening with the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call? Become a fan of the Official Facebook Page HERE

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Happy Birthday Vinnie

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Today, January 5, is Vinnie Jones’ birthday. Happy Birthday Vinnie! You can celebrate Vinnie’s birthday with him by downloading the new iPhone application, Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call from the App Store on iTunes.

Leave Vinnie a birthday message on the Facebook page HERE

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5 New iPhone Applications to Watch for in 2009

11In July, Apple launched the iPhone and iPod touch App store on iTunes with 500 applications. In a big print advertising in the NY Times and the WSJ, Apple revealed that there are now less than 6 month later over 10,000 Apps available and the download counter stands now at an amazing 300 million. As the store gets more populated with apps and the competition more fierce for attention, some apps are standing out as clear front runners for attention in 2009.

All eyes are on the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call to be a top downloaded app in 2009. The Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call, from Branded Research is an alarm clock based application, which features Vinnie Jones (Lock Stock, Snatch, X-Men 3) the Wimbledon footballer-turned-actor spouting off movie lines and one-liners to jar you out of your slumbers.

From the creators of Ocarina, iPhones first wind instrument comes Zephyr, an app that IS the wind. Swish your fingers across your screen to create a snowy message. Just like each snowflake you sprinkle, your story is one-of-a kind. As you move, Zephyr magically translates your touch and movements into distinctive sounds of wind and music to complement your written message.

New Years Party That’s where New Years Party comes in. This app from Toejam Software lets you make assorted festive noises via your iPhone or iPod touch- a popper, a party horn, a party spinner, and a crowd cheering “Happy New Year.”

When the New Year arrives, get a head start on living up to some of those resolutions with Diet Tracker. From Michael Thomason, helps you track what you eat by storing nutritional for more than 7,000 common foods. Use the app to keep a history of your meals, so you’ll know what you ate and when.

TipEven Tip Calculator, from Ed Crookshanks: In addition to calculating a standard tip amount, the $1 app also rounds up to the next even bill amount and the next even tip amount.

Join the Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call Group on Facebook HERE

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