There may be weirder apps out there, we just haven’t found them.
If you’re bored with Instagram and tired of Angry Birds, here are a few apps that might leave you freaked out, delighted or both. These apps guarantee to liven up your smartphone — but don’t say we didn’t warn you on some of these.
1. Run Pee
Everyone’s had those moments: You’re at a movie theater, just in the middle of a major turning point in a film — and suddenly you’re feeling the urgent consequences of downing that gallon of Coke during previews. This app gives advice on when to make a break for the bathroom at the movie theater. For film buffs with small bladders, a smartphone and an aversion to missing crucial plot points, this app may be a godsend. It even gives a plot synopsis of the moments missed.
Run Pee is free, so there’s no harm in trying it out. It’s available on iOS, Android and Windows.
Some ancient traditions just never die. This one falls on the “creepy” side of the spectrum, since it is supposed to help users perform voodoo trickery on their nemeses and rivals. IVoodoo can support five digital dolls at a time, which seems like a rather high amount of people to want to poke with pins — but the app actually has pins for “love” and “spirituality,” so not all the digital jabbings have malicious intent. It goes for $3 for iOS at the App Store.
3. Hello Cow
Hello Cow has a simple, absurd, yet oddly entertaining premise: just a picture of a cow. If you touch her, she goes “Moo!” Yes, that’s it — it’s almost Zenlike in its simplicity, maybe. The app costs $1, which seems like a rip-off considering it’s just a picture of a cow that goes “Moo!” when you touch it. But several reviews insist their children are mildly obsessed.
4. Places I’ve Pooped
This app is gross. From the product description: “Places I’ve Pooped is a little gem that helps you track all the places you’ve pooped in the world. Expand your territory, mark everywhere you’ve visited — bombs away!”
Do we really have to explain further how this is just gross? At least it’s free for iOS.
IHobo is free app that’s more morally reprehensible, but the makers insist its for education purposes. The person who downloads it is supposed to care for a digital homeless person for three days. If you neglect them, they die. The problem of homelessness is serious, and pretending to edify people by giving them Tamagatchi versions of the indigent is almost as gross as downloading an app specifically to mark where you’ve pooped. READ MORE