“Sure my iPhone is OK I guess, and I’m glad it can be used as a browser, an email client, an iPod, and a phone, but man, there’s something missing... I just wish I could use it as a handbell with a humongous choice of bells.”
This sentiment is shared by scores of people around the globe; if you are one of them, then Dingaling might be for you.
With Dingaling, you can hold your iPhone like a handbell and ring, ring, ring. It uses a realistic physics model to simulate the action of an actual handbell. It is this physics model that sets Dingaling apart. Sure, it’s mainly meant to be fun; but it’s also meant to feel at least a little bit realistic.
Like my bell choir teacher taught me years ago, don’t merely shake the bells; you have to ring ’em.
It might be theoretically possible to play with Dingaling without a half-embarrassed goofy smile on your face, but so far I haven’t seen that yet! All I’ve seen is self-consciously crazy grins whenever someone is using this application.
If you are connected to the internet via wifi or (on the iPhone) a cellular data service like Edge or 3G, you can pick from dozens of bell sounds, with more being added periodically.
Dingaling can be a cost-effective alternative to a handbell choir. If your group all has iPhones, and wants to play handbells, but cannot afford handbells, just grab Dingaling and voilà, you’re all set.
Or if you have always wanted a cowbell but also wanted the option to download dozens of other bell sounds too, give Dingaling a try.