We already know that the App Store app approval process sometimes doesn’t make sense by rejecting applications that seem totally legit. The non-sense also goes about how Apple sometimes approve applications that should never be developed in the first place.
In Apple’s App Store right now is Baby Shaker, a new app which, displays a picture of a baby and plays crying sounds. To make it stop, you have to shake your iPhone really hard, after which the crying will stop and two X’s will be placed over the baby’s eyes — implying, of course, that the baby is dead. I’m not kidding.
According to TechCrunch, “a woman who lost her own son in 2007 after he was shaken to death, brought the app to CNET’s attention. And rightfully so”.
Baby Shaker [download link] has to be the most offensive app I’ve seen so far in the App Store, and I really wonder how someone at Apple could have ever approved this. I’m pretty sure the app won’t stay long in the App Store.
Here is a video of Baby Shaker in action: