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What's a better way to waste your time than learning 10,513 new cool facts?

Simply SHAKE the iPhone/iPod to move to the next fact.

OR, Swipe left, swipe down, or tap the iPhone/iPod to move to the next fact. Swipe right, or swipe up to move to the previous fact.

Did you know that a group of geese on the ground is a "gaggle", and a group of geese in the air is a "skein"?

Did you know that like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different?

Did you know that a cup of gasoline, when ignited, has the same explosive power as 5 dynamite sticks?

We now offer an Inspiration Portal Subscription Service. Become a Diamond Member today to get Diamond level support, all unlocked content, and all ads removed.

Subscription Terms: Monthly subscription after free trial is $9.99 and automatically renews unless turned off in Account Settings at least 24 hours before current period ends. Payment is charged to your iTunes account. Unused portion of free trial is forfeited after purchase. Annual Membership is $59.99 without Free Trial, but 50% Discount off original monthly price.

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iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Education

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Total Ratings

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 11, 2009 (almost 11 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Aug 14
2019
(Current)
Version 6.6.3

* NEW: Button effects for Cool Facts.
* NEW: Updated Side Menu icons.
* NEW: Reduced application size.
* NEW: Updated the splash screen to make it more consistent with our new App Icon.
* NEW: Added a shortcut button to access Cool and Live Wallpapers directly from the top toolbar. Previously, you had to go to the Menu panel.
* NEW : Daily Kappboom Gallery is now available.
* NEW: More Daily Inspirations and voiceovers from our Kappboom voice actresses.
* NEW: Shortcut Menu Buttons at the bottom of the screen.
* NEW: Cool new Side Menu Buttons and translucent backgrounds.
* NEW: Updated button effects.
* NEW: New Translucent backgrounds.
* NEW: Added better loading screens.
* Diamond Users: More Inspirational Quotes, Diamond Wallpapers and Live Wallpapers.
* Optimization: Reduced the file sizes of our images so that they take up less space on your devices.
* Updated: Live Wallpapers will now only hide the toolbars once, to indicate that you can hide them in fullscreen mode. Previously, Live Wallpapers hid the toolbars every time it was launched.
* Updated: Removed the notification badge on Cool/Live buttons since we already have another shortcut at the bottom of the screen.
* Diamond Users: More Inspirational Quotes, Diamond Wallpapers and Live Wallpapers.
* Updated: Live Wallpapers will now only hide the toolbars once, to indicate that you can hide them in fullscreen mode. Previously, Live Wallpapers hid the toolbars every time it was launched.
* Updated: Removed the notification badge on Cool/Live buttons since we already have another shortcut at the bottom of the screen.
* Fixed: Updated fonts and UI for alert messages.
* Fixed: There was an issue where quote voiceovers were played even though sounds were off. Fixed.
* Fixes: Fixed a number of crashes.
* Fixed: Tapping on a universal link sometimes caused a crash. Now Fixed.
* Fixed: When the tutorial appears, a crash can occur. Fixed
* Fixed: Sometimes Kappboom would be announced twice when the application is launched. Fixed.
* Performance: Enhanced performance in Daily Kappboom and Tutorial.

Jan 23
2019
Version 5.7.6

* iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Support
* iOS 12 Support
* NEW: High-Quality and Hand-crafted (with love by Kappboom, of course) Timed Inspirations are now available. Get Inspired at the time you specify.
* NEW: Now featuring Live Wallpapers by popular demand
* To use Live Wallpapers, simply tap on the Menu button and navigate to Live Wallpapers
* Diamond Users: Get extra Timed Inspirations, plus Inspirations for Cool/Live Photos.
* Diamond Users: Category and Search features on Live Wallpapers.
* Diamond Users: More Inspirational Content across the board.
* Feature: Added More Live Wallpapers.
* Feature: To emphasize that we're about Inspiration, the Menu panel now reflects the Inspiration Type. Let us know what you think!
* Feature: Reduced the Unlock Recharging times.
* Feature Request: Added a Hide Forever button to stop asking about Notifications permission.
* Feature Request: An Unlock Recharge reminder is scheduled after an unlock to remind you when another unlock is recharged.
* Bug Fix: The Cool Wallpapers fullscreen bottom toolbar wasn't correctly unified. Fixed.
* Bug Fix: There was a crash-related bug that could periodically crash the application. Fixed.
* Bug Fix: Clicking on a universal Live Wallpaper or Cool Wallpapers link sometimes did not work. Fixed.

Dec 22
2018
Version 5.4.6

* Fixed a crash due to iOS 12
* iOS 12 Support
* iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Support
* Diamond Membership for exclusive features and content

Dec 08
2017
Version 5.3.1

* More iOS 11 and iPhone X optimizations
* Fixed the settings icon size for iPhone X
* Fixed the thumbnail dividers for iPhone X
* Fixed the app Display name for all localizations
* Added a Side panel button to Famous Quotes

Dec 05
2017
Version 5.2.6

* More optimizations for iPhone X and iOS 11.
* Added new Apps! Get Cool Facts, Famous Quotes, and Drink Recipes all within Kappboom.
* Fixed some crashes and memory issues reported by users.

Oct 12
2016
Version 3.4.3

* iOS 10 support.
* Added support for the iPad Pro, iPhone 7 and 7 plus, and all arm64 devices.
* Fixed crashes due to sponsored banners.

Oct 04
2014
Version 3.3.16

* Fixed significant image issues on iPad Retina/Air devices running iOS 8
* Now uses native share options via iOS

Mar 06
2014
Version 3.3.2

* Optimized for iOS 7
* Optimized for iPhone 5

Sep 14
2013
Version 3.2.1

* Fixed several crash issues.
* Fixed some UI issues.

Nov 19
2012
Version 3.2.0

* You can now add facts to your favorites list and view them again later!
* Due to popular demand, you can now easily verify facts!
* Added a cool pie chart that lets you share via Facebook, Twitter and Email!
* Added more facts!
* Fixed typos, grammar errors, fact errors, and more!
* You can now jump to a specific fact number, instead of going through every fact to see the fact you've missed.

Aug 03
2011
Version 3.1.1

- Fixed push notification
- Fixed bugs and crashes

Aug 01
2011
Version 3.1.0

* Application can now be backgrounded!
* Removed the promotional splash screen, so that you can more quickly get into the app
* crash fixes and performance enhancements

Jun 18
2011
Version 3.0.1

*Fixed Memory leaks
*Fixed bugs and crashes
*Improved performance

Dec 21
2010
Version 3.0.0

Tons of cool updates!
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* New redesign!
* New application icon.
* Now you can share via Facebook, Twitter or email.
* We hope you like the latest update, and thank you for your suggestions.

Please continue sending feedback our way!

support@webworksapplications.com

Jun 28
2010
Version 2.1.1

- Now with iPad support!
- Shake bug has been fixed.
- Some performance enhancements when application is awakened.
- Fixed grammar for a few facts.

Jun 21
2010
Version 2.1.0

06/22/2010

To all users who are currently running iOS3 software, please wait for the next version to install this app. The current update requires iOS4. We apologize for any inconvenience.

* Hot and Ready for iOS4!
* Optimized for multitasking.
* Load time is faster, and memory management is improved.
* Fixed a bug during finger gesture detection (swiping).
* Google ads have been removed.
* Thank you for your feedback! Please feel free to email us at mailto:support@webworksapplications.com. Thanks!

Feb 09
2010
Version 2.0.3

* Facts no longer cycle randomly. Instead, they are cycled sequentially. This should avoid doubles as a result of seeing the same fact chosen twice or more by chance. Thank you for your feedback!
* Our team has gone through all of the facts again to remove any facts that are inappropriate to minors. It was painstaking work, but well worth the trouble. Thank you for your emails about this!
* Fixed a bug that prevented some users from going past fact #4461. As a result, some users could not encounter/see over 6,000 available facts.

Please stay tuned for version 2.1
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* By popular demand: add facts to your favorites list.
* Email cool facts to your friends.
* Search for facts that contain specific words and phrases.

Feb 03
2010
Version 2.0.2

* Thanks to your feedback, tons of duplicates were removed and replaced with more new facts.
* Note from Developer: OK, I think we figured out what you guys meant by "doubles" :) What we did was scour through our facts one by one and deleted duplicates. However, facts still show up "randomly." As a result, because facts are chosen at random, you may encounter a fact that you've seen before. BUT, you'll notice that you didn't COLLECT a new fact, therefore, the fact collection counter will not be incremented. Please look forward to a new update that will allow you to go through these facts sequentially, instead of randomly. Thanks for the feedback!
* Tons of new facts have been added even after replacing duplicates.
* Longer facts now will be given a smaller font size to allow you to read the entire fact. Before this fix, longer facts were truncated and were therefore unreadable.

Nov 24
2009
Version 2.0.1

* Updated: Loading of the cool facts database is now much faster after an application launch, about 2X faster. As a result, you can now jump into the facts after about 1.5 seconds, instead of around 3 seconds.
* Updated: Added performance tweaks for faster page swiping.
* Fix: Users have reported that there was a minor issue in ad display that prevented them from sometimes seeing the full screen landing pages correctly. This issue should now be fixed. Thanks for your support!

Nov 12
2009
Version 2.0

* New! Tons of new facts added. Now you can collect up to 9,584 cool facts!
* New! Now shows you how many cool facts you've collected. (Gotta CATCH THEM ALL!)
* Updated background color of the cross promo view to match screen color.
* Cross promo button icons are now padded and no longer squished together.

Sep 18
2009
Version 1.3

* Minor bug fixes
* Added new application screen

***Note from Developer***
A NEW version has been submitted to the AppStore.

Version 2.0
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* New! Tons of new facts added. Now you can collect up to 9,584 cool facts!
* New! Now shows you how many cool facts you've collected. (Gotta CATCH THEM ALL!)
* Updated background color of the cross promo view to match screen color.
* Cross promo button icons are now padded

Jun 24
2009
Version 1.1.1

-Fixed an issue with swipe gestures for iPhone and iPod devices that are running OS 2.X. Instead of immediately allowing multiple swipe events to register, a filter is applied that allows animations to occur after half a second has elapsed.

Jun 14
2009
Version 1.1

May 11
2009
Version 1.0

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