The iKitt App and iPhone App Review (iKitt)
I am going to review a few Apps for the iPod Touch and iPhone over the next while. Some apps are pure rubbish and some I could not do without. This is the iKitt App a Knight Rider style app. As a fan of Knight Rider for many years this app is something which was right up my niche and I was delighted to see it on the app store/
This app emulates the distinctive KITT voice graphic and speedometer from the classic 80’s show Knight Rider. If you are familiar with Knight Rider then you will know that KITT speaks, as he is the Knight Industries Two Thousand microprocessor.
To get the most out of the app you need GPS on the iPhone as the iTouch does not display any speed but it does work well and is accurate to about 5mph.
The voice section and lights have 8 x 3 banks of soundbites. Some of the sounds are ones that have no application but some are a bit of a laugh. The updates that they say are coming in the next version include better sounds, a front scanner light, and other tweaks.
iKitt App Screenshots
Apparently, in the next version, there are some additions to the app.
Version 1.2 of iKitt will offer:
– A Configuration screen
– KARR sample set
– First-season KITT voicebox
– KITT scanner light (with sound)
– Randomly timed sample playing
– Many more improvements
Notes regarding iOS Updates and this Knight Rider App
As I update this post, iOS 17.1 is now running on most iPhones (October 2023). As a result, I have found that the speech recognition section of the app is less accurate than it once was. You have to repeat yourself a few times. Now, either KITT on my iPhone is now sentient and he is ignoring me or the iOS updates have taken a toll on the sensitivity of the speech recognition part of the app. The front scanner still works when you tilt it and I have found that the speedometer is no longer functioning at all but I will test that and see if there is any improvement on the next iOS updates.