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Send Me to Heaven gamifies wanton destruction of landfill phones

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Smashing your phone ? There's an app stupid game for that Just when you though the “there's an app for that” jokes didn't have much life left in them, along comes Send Me to Heaven, aka S.M.T.H., a game that encourages you to despatch you phone to the next life by tossing it into the air.

The game's concept is simple: using a smartmobe's accelerometer, the software measures how high you throw your phone. A global leader board encourages you to achieve the Olympian aims of throwing higher, faster and stronger.Send Me To Heaven's warning screen

The consequences of such efforts are obvious: you'll probably drop your phone and break it, or at the very least break its screen. The latter outcome is apparently not entirely bad news in some hipster circles, according to this Washington Post report quoting a grand total of two twenty-somethings who think cracked screens are a “really cool scar” and “a great conversation starter”.

As you'd expect, the game comes with a disclaimer to the effect that “Author and distributor of S.M.T.H. is not liable for any damages or injuries arising out of playing the S.M.T.H. Game.” You may also need to watch out for variances between accelerometers, which produce inconsistent results. Spinning your phone is also out: it messes up results.

The game is obviously a joke and a decent one at that. Yet with “landfill” phones now prevalent, perhaps it could take off among those willing to endure some time with an inferior handset.

If you fancy a try, the game's here in Google Play. ®

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