Looking for a pointless iPhone app that will entertain you for seconds and then just sit unused on your homepage for months? We've found some real corkers -- and we start the round with a delightfully insubstantial concoction.
The iPint app from Carling is completely free to download and utterly pointless, but no iPhone user can go without it. After you've played with it a few times you'll wonder why it's taking up space on your phone, but every now and then an easily impressed mate will marvel at your virtual pint and you'll never get rid of it.
iPint offers a simple game mode where you manoeuvre a pint glass through a maze of bar snacks and beer mats, and then 'rewards' you with a virtual pint. The virtual pint fills itself up and then -- via the magic of motion sensors -- detects when you're tilting the iPhone and 'pours' out as if you were drinking it.
A swig of iPint trivia: the company behind it got involved in some legal wrangling with the company behind iBeer, another virtual-pint offering. According to the Los Angeles Times, the creator of the iBeer app said he'd come up with the concept first. Both apps are still available to download from the app store.