The apps that time forgot
Once, in a universe far away, these kept us distracted
Some apps have stood the test of time while others exploded into the public consciousness and became overnight sensations, only to disappear as time passed. Here are 10 classic iPhone apps that once graced smartphones everywhere.
Ten years ago it was the top paid-for game released – an early mindfulness game before the digital wellness trend took the world by storm. Tapping the screen sent splashes while gently touching it would make the koi respond by coming to suck your fingers.LOVE A PINT?
This app was one of the most successful of 2008 – users filled their screens with beer and then pretended to drink it.VINE
In 2013 Vine was a popular video sharing app that allowed users to share six-second videos of themselves and led to the creation of Vine celebrities and influencers. Twitter shut it down in 2016.TEMPLE RUN
I remember my kids playing this one. Users had to run to escape from beasts. It was released in 2011.TAP TAP REVENGE
The top free game from the App Store in 2008, it was similar to the Guitar Hero series. Users had to tap out songs along ever-faster tracks. The game was later closed down.POCKET GUITAR
A much downloaded gimmick that let you pretend to play guitar with your phone hasn’t received a review since 2009.FLAPPY BIRD
Was popular in 2014, downloaded by millions of people every day, making its Vietnamese creators thousands of dollars.DOODLE JUMP
It became addictive and featured on thousands of phones in 2009. The Doodler jumps through a series of obstacles and aliens.