The Pocket Doorbell app for the iPhone is the app that you never knew you needed — until you saw it. And then you realize you were right the first time.
No wonder the Apple App Store has 585,000 apps — a lot of them are just silly or dumb. This is one. The first 10 reviewers all liked it — they all wrote similar single-line reviews with five stars in the first two days after it came out. They’re probably insiders trying to game the ratings.
The Pocket Doorbell app displays a doorbell on the screen that you can use to “ring” when you arrive at someone’s home. It accesses your address book to connect your location, via your iPhone’s GPS, with your friend’s address. It then displays your friend’s contact information. But of course your address book needs to have the friend’s full address for this to work.
Bottom line: It’s one of the most useless apps I’ve ever seen. It’s a doorbell for dumbbells. And by dumbbells, I mean anyone who would shell out 99 cents for this silly app. Avoid!