Yahoo – Are you looking for a new game app that takes advantage of your smartphone’s accelerometer? And are you so sick of your phone that you wouldn’t mind if it, say, broke into a thousand tiny pieces? Then don’t miss the wildly reckless Send Me To Heaven. Created by Norwegian developer CarrotPop, the free game challenges you to hurl your precious handheld in the air. It then uses your phone’s accelerometer to calculate exactly how high the thing got before it began plummeting back to Earth, where it will either land in your hands to continue life as a functional piece of technology or land on the ground to be chalked up as another tactical life mistake. Global leaderboards keep track of the ten bravest daily, weekly, and monthly throwers. Before you can play, however, you’ll have to agree to a disclaimer waiving CarrotPop’s liability in case you (or your phone) suffer any injuries while playing. And sooner or later, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Sound ridiculous? It is. It’s very ridiculous. It’s so ridiculous, in fact, that Apple rejected it from the App Store. “Apple thought it was violating one of the rules for submission as it was encouraging behavior which could lead to a damage of iOS device,” developer Petr Svarovsky told the LA Times. That logic doesn’t apply to the Google Play store, however, leaving Android users free and clear to download and chuck away. And apparently, they’re doing just that. Despite its ludicrous premise, Send Me to Heaven currently enjoys a respectable 4.4/5 user rating. Guess it’s catching on.
The ultimate dare devil competition. The ultimate test of one-upmanship. The ultimate game of chicken. Its like when you’re doing the egg toss at Field Day in school and you keep stepping back and back and back knowing full well that soon enough you’re gonna get an egg explosion all over you. Except in this case you’re bound to destroy you’re 600 dollar Smart Phone. You just gotta decide, are you willing to risk your precious iPhone or Android for the chance to be listed as number 1 in the world? I mean lets be honest, being ranked #1 in the world at anything is fucking awesome. For however brief a time as it may be, for a moment you can say you’re the best on the planet at something. On the flip side there’s nothing more aggravating than breaking your phone and needing to drop legitimately hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get a new one. “200 dollars for new customers signing new contracts, 2 million dollars for existing customers!” Fuck that noise.
So you gotta ask yourself, what do you value? What kind of person are you? Do you risk the money and go for the glory? Do you play it safe? Can you sleep at night knowing there are other men out there willing to throw their cell phone in the air higher than you? Can you rest easy always wondering “What if…what if I just threw it 2 meters higher?”