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Apple’s iPhone App Of The Year Is… Action Movie FX?

Submitted by on December 14, 2012 – 12:02 pmNo Comment

Apple named their annual Best Of apps this week, but their choice for App of the Year left many scratching their heads. Instead of going with a more functional app, the tech company chose Action Movie FX, a quirky video tool. But Apple may have had little choice, as their current overwhelmingly most popular free app- Google Maps- comes from their arch rival and is a stark reminder of the failure of Apple Maps.

Released on the very first day of 2012, Action Movie FX is a nifty little app from Bad Robot, the movie production company of J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek). It allows users to record short video clips, and then overlay special effects like missile fire and a helicopter crash. And it looks pretty good for a lo-fi, free app:

But seriously, App of the Year? IPhone users have been fixated on a different app- Google Maps- since its release on Wednesday. Apple decided to ditch Google Maps to reduce their dependency on rival Google, but the many glitches of Apple Maps instead handed Google (and their Android OS) a de facto victory, and allowed Google to “save the day” with their new native app.

Adding insult to injury, Apple had to acknowledge this week that Google-owned YouTube had the most popular free app of the year.

What do you think of Apple’s App of the Year?

[via Gizmodo]

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