Developer: WeeWorld
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I normally wouldn’t dabble in Avatar creators, but I was looking in the top 10 paid apps today and saw WeeMee Avatar Creator in the 10 spot. I figured, “what the heck” and downloaded the app. I needed a new profile picture for the site anyways.. the old one of me eating a pancake was getting a bit stale.

It's me!

It's me!

First off, for those of you who don’t know what an avatar is, they are pictures that represent you in a social medium. For example, the picture attached to you on AIM, Facebook, Twitter, your websites about page… anything. People usually have photos of themselves as their avatars, but sometimes it is fun to have a cartoony image instead. I guess it just brings a little color into the world.

WeeMee Avatar Creator is a simple app that does what it says, it creates avatars. Much like the avatar creator on the Wii, you create your little person from preset shapes, hairdos, and clothing. The variety is pretty nice, as I was able to create just about every person I knew. Along with basic person creation, WeeMee allows you to add side items like guitars, computers, and pets, as well as changing the backgrounds to different landscapes.

Sharing options, where an app like this could really shine, are fairly limited. Since social networking is so pervasive these days, it would be nice to be able to instantly link the avatars through things like gravatar.com, Twitter, and Facebook. Instead, WeeMee only allows you to assign an avatar to different address book contacts and to save them to your photo album. This does give you the option to import them into different programs yourself, but automatic is like free… it’s always good.

If avatar creation is your thing, WeeMee is a great app. I don’t personally see myself sitting around and making fake people, but I could see myself creating avatars for everyone in my address book on my next plane flight. This would also be a great app to keep a kid occupied for a very long time. I’ve seen my little sister sit on her Wii for hours creating all of her friends, so I’d expect the same here. I say that if you can entertain a little kid for a few hours for less than a dollar, the app is well worth it.

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