Apple rejects Send Me To Heaven game over smartphone recklessness

By , Aug 6, 2013

Send Me To Heaven disclaimer

In today’s app rejection news, Apple has shown the door to a free game called Send Me To Heaven by Carrot Pop as it promotes smartphone recklessness. The game taps the iPhone’s accelerometer sensor to track how high it flies when thrown up in the air.

Apple’s App Store review team rejected the software on the basis of “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device,” in spite of an appropriate disclaimer showing up prominently upon launching the app. Indeed, what was Carrot Pop thinking?

“Throw your phone as high as you can,” the game’s tagline tempts players.

Check out the promo (via Kotaku).

Apple was right to take issue with this crapware, it’s such a stupid idea anyway.

Is it any surprise then that Carrot Pop published Send Me To Heaven on Google’s unregulated Play Store? Perhaps the company figured owners of Android devices won’t blame Google should they eventually shatter their inexpensive handset as a result of playing this “game”?

Good thing us Apple users pay Tim Cook & Co. to make these kinds of choices on our behalf and keep such nonsensical and downright dangerous software away from the App Store.

Trust me, there would have already been a class-action lawsuit if Apple had only allowed Send Me To Heaven into the App Store.

If it were available on the App Store, would you tempt your fate?

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  • Willie

    Imagine trying to catch your ipad in the air

  • http://www.twitter.com/macmixing Dom Esposito

    They should have known that Apple wouldn’t let this fly. (Pun intended)

    • Liam Mulcahy

      lol

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    No fair,i wanted that game :(

  • Boss

    I’m sitting 7th in the world. This app is dangerously fun.

  • Adil Hussain

    What a really stupid app/game, who the hell will actually want to throw their iDevice into the air and catch it, just to beat someone elses high score? I hope the people who actually use this break their smartphone’s :)

  • StarViruZ

    I always do this with a Nokia 3310, it could be amazing if has accelerometer and this app. How sad…

    • alfoulad

      Yeah 3310 was built to fly.

  • alfoulad

    Really? our inexpensive devices!

  • Byron C Mayes

    I might try it if I had a LifeProof case. And over sand.

  • Shingo

    i love dis…..

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Otter box could have just made a killing! lol

  • Tony Klapatch

    Maybe make it a cydia app!

  • Tom

    “owners of Android devices won’t blame Google should they eventually shatter their inexpensive handset as a result of playing this “game”?”

    They would be doing Android owners a favour!

  • madmaxmedia

    LOL at this game idea though-

  • J M

    “Good thing us Apple users pay Tim Cook & Co. to make these kinds of choices on our behalf and keep such nonsensical and downright dangerous software away from the App Store.”

    Is this a serious statement? They clearly display a warning about using at your own risk, how in the world is it dangerous? The app does exactly as intended, has no hidden features, but you risk breaking your device, which is your own fault if you do.

    Would I ever use this app and risk breaking my own device? Not a chance. Doesn’t mean I think Apple should pull the app just because a user will be stupid and possibly drop their phone and break it, when they are clearly warned about the possibility.

    • Rowan09

      Trust me people would be lined up with lawsuits because Apple allowed the app to be on the AppStore. How many times did you see people complain about buying an iPad and then a month later another 1 is released to hear they want a refund? Apple did the right thing people would come in an Apple store and complain that it’s a game they approved which broke their phones. The play store on the other hand is “open source” so people won’t blame Google they would blame the developer.

      • J M

        People can complain about whatever the h*** they want, doesn’t mean it is a valid or legitimate complaint. The fact is, the user is warned, the user agrees that they do so at their own risk.

        Does that mean Apple should pull any app that uses heavy data, because maybe it will cost the user money on their cellular bill? It just doesn’t add up.

      • Rowan09

        People can complain and when people complain change happens. The difference is that Apple is held to a higher standard than other companies and you and I both know they would have a lawsuit. People sued apple for being turned away for a repair on their phones due to faulty water sensors and won. Lets be real hear anything moisture can trip those sensors and the people won. Everyone looks for a reason to sue and Apple is a gold mine for being sued. This game is crazy though because it ask people to throw their phones in the air, when it breaks who gets the blame? Apple. How is Apple going to greet the customer that enters their store, you need to pay for the screen which will lead to people being pissed and upset. It’s easier PR to just pull the App. We’re talking about Apple here not some other company.

    • mav3rick

      Look from the other side. This article, like many others from this writer, is nothing than another unnecessary bashing at Android users. Yesterday in his article it was “malware-infested”, today is Android cheap devices are only enough to be thrown in the air.
      OK Mr. Writer, everybody knows how good the bitten apple products are and how bad Android is. Good thing that Cook & Co. is looking after you.

  • Dani Hayes

    “Apple was right to take issue with this crapware, it’s such a stupid idea anyway.”

    Yet iDB says we cannot call anything from Cydia stupid, pointless, or useless because it doesn’t benefit us directly.

  • Wow

    Wow this article is troll bait trying to start flame wars. “Is it any surprise then that Carrot Pop published Send Me To Heaven on Google’s unregulated Play Store? Perhaps the company figured owners of Android devices won’t blame Google should they eventually shatter their inexpensive handset as a result of playing this “game”?” That was completely unnecessary.

  • Riley Freeman

    Dangerous? Talk about an exaggeration. Everything in this article makes you sound like you work for apple. If people are dumb enough to throw their phone in the air that’s their problem. Then again your American legal lets all kind of idiotic lawsuits take up valuable time for the actual important ones. But any judge that would allow a lawsuit to get past whatever the first step is would be as stupid as the person who tried to blame apple for them CHOOSING to throw their phone in the air.

    This should not have been blocked but should have had an age restriction so parents could make the choice for their kids since parents would have to pay for any repairs

  • Joseph

    At least Android smartphones can take a hit (XPERIA devices are a good example).

  • Josh

    Put the phone at the Empire State Building elevator and that will be the highest record ever

  • Prasoon Singh

    Hell no. Good thing it got taken off the App Store.

  • Guest

    People calm down. It’s just a post besides this is primarily from apple point of view. This isn’t AndroidBlog. I wake up to find all these comments ranting on the author? Damn just go ahead and play that game then and get the highest score or something. That way when you do destroy your phone you won’t be able to post and be so mean to others.

  • kevin

    The most expensive game ..

  • Yunsar

    Time to get a lifeproof

  • Cesar D

    With the bulletproof case i will send it to the stratosphere!

    Hope it to come to cydia :B

  • lol

    an exact copy of this was created at the greylocku hackathon.

  • Sandy Cook

    Where do I find Google’s unregulated Play store? Is there a link on their actual Play Store?

    One of the many lols @ how pathetic this issue (and article) is

  • Hyr3m

    OMFG why am I not surprised Christian wrote this stinking piece of trolling garbage?