If you’re like me, you get sick of seeing the same old idiots invading your TV set with their annoying adverts that usually revolve around some sort of insurance company, or market comparison website and usually singing some stupid song!
However, there is one advert that has become a bit of an exception and frequently makes me quietly chuckle to myself. In fact, Alexandr Orlov has actually become a bit of a TV icon in his own right. For those who do enjoy the founder of Compare the Meerkat’s fun phrases and Russian accent, there is now a free app for the iPhone or iPod Touch that allows you to hear said phrases whenever you need something small to brighten your day.
The iPhone app is called iSimples, features pages of his signature phrases from the adverts as well as a couple of other fun ones about the iPhones and Facebook. OK so it’s never going to be the most action packed iPhone application but it’s fun for a laugh in the office for example.
The phrases fall under 4 categories: statements, questions, replies and miscellaneous which feature 12 phrases each, ranging from simple phrases such as ‘My Name is Alexandr’ to the utterly ridiculous outbursts of ‘O–M–G!’. There are of course a couple of sneaky car insurance references in there but after all, it is essentially for marketing purposes on behalf of Compare the Market.
Finally, in addition to the phrases there are also audio backing tracks which play simple tunes whilst you tap away on the phrases. Perhaps this feature takes it a little too far, but who’s to complain really. It made me laugh anyway.
So if you’re a fan of our fluffy russian meerkat friend, then download the first official iPhone app of Alexandr Orlov and Compare the Meerkats. It’s free so you can’t be disappointed in the end.