Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/29/death_app/

APP OF DEATH plots local fatalities on demand

Want to find the dead centre of town?

By Bill Ray

Posted in Applications, 29th July 2011 09:39 GMT

A new smartphone application helpfully plots murders, and traffic fatalities, on an interactive map of the local area, showing you at a glance how many people died nearby in the last 18 months, and what killed them.

The application is actually a demonstration of instant-app-factory MobileNationHQ, which reckons it took only eight hours to create. The data is scraped from Police UK and Citizens Report, but goths around the world will no doubt be reaching for their smartphones so they can hang out at coolest accident blackspots.

 Application screen shot

MobileNationHQ is more interested in showing off what a web-based application can do, and it is impressive, though such apps still lack the most important feature of any app store: the ability to charge users for content.

Which in turn means that the Death app is free, and worth seeing if you feel the need to boost your paranoia level on the way home. ®