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Send Me To Heaven gamifies wanton smartphone recklessness (video)


Like to tempt fate? Then you might want to check out Send Me To Heaven, the Android app that uses your phone's accelerometers to track how high it travels when thrown upward. Assuming you don't fumble your handset on its return trip, its distance will join that of other daredevils on the game's leaderboards. That's all there is to it. Really. According to Kotaku, Apple pulled the game from iTunes because it encourages "behavior that could result in damage to the user's device." We've reached out to developer Carrot Pop for comment on Apple's actions and will update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, do you feel lucky?

Update: Carrot Pop's Petr Svarovsky emailed us back saying that Apple initially rejected the app a year ago, and that at the time he "thought people would be careful not to break their expensive iPhones."

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