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Warning, This App Could Trash Your Phone

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Warning, This App Could Trash Your Phone

If the idea of throwing an expensive piece of consumer electronics up in the air and watching it spin around makes your palms clammy with sweat then this app is definitely not for you. You have been warned.

Indeed, Apple won’t allow the app — a game called Gyro Skate — into iOS’s walled garden, because of the apparent risk of encouraging people to trash their i-devices. Its App Store guidelines frown on such irreverent behavior. So it’s Android only for now, and probably forevermore.

So what is Gyro Skate? As its name suggests, the app uses the hardware gyroscope built into smartphones to power a skateboard game which scores the phone owner’s trick skills — performed by, yes, tossing the phone itself up in the air so it flips or spins a certain number of times or in a particular direction. And then catching it in a perfect landing. Or not…Read more……

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