Ever since the iPhone — and more specifically the App Store — was released, gamers around the globe have been praying for a way to be able to play World of Warcraft on their iPhones or iPod Touches. The trouble with that idea is that WoW is a PC game, so it makes use of pretty much every button on the keyboard, a two or more button mouse and generally isn’t played on a three-and-a-half inch display. Imagine trying to raid, chat and do whatever else WoW players do on something that easily fits in your pocket.
So, Gameloft came up with the next best thing. It isn’t actually WoW, but it is a native, full 3-D, MMOPRG experience on iOS, that clearly and obviously takes almost every aspect of its style from Blizzard’s immensely and almost dangerously addictive PC title. And you know what? They did a really good job. It’s called Order & Chaos, and let’s get into it after the jump.
Once upon a time, when people were hungry and in a hurry they had to either run through a fast-food drive-through or actually go through the trouble to make a phone call and talk with a human being to place an order to be picked up or delivered. Such archaic practices are giving way to online ordering, a much more cold and impersonal way to order your food.
All sarcasm aside, I actually love ordering food online. You skip the line, there’s much less chance of a failure in communication (which leads to improper orders), and you can take as much time as you want to look through the various options that are available without eating up anyone’s time but your own.
The restaurant industry has had large-scale ordering websites in place for years now, but we’re only just now starting to see the tip of this iceberg appear in the mobile app world. Today we’ll take a brief look at the state of ordering food using only iPhone apps.