Quirky apps loiter the mobile markets

    Amid 1000 useful apps that roams the app world there are some exceptions. Sometimes exceptions are good, only sometimes. Vignesh Radhakrishnan brings a sample of such exceptions from the huge world of web apps for you.

    | Updated on: Aug 03 2013, 13:51 IST

    Amid the innumerable useful applications that roam the app world, there are some exceptions. These exceptions are good sometimes, only sometimes.

    Let's take a look at some of these in the wide world of web apps.

    The Love Meter

    It's pretty simple.

    All you have to do is type yours and your dream partner's name in the text boxes and like a tarot reader it predicts whether the relationship would work out or not.

    How exactly it comes to a conclusion... no one knows! After all, love is blind. Isn't it?

    I tried my name with Salma Hayek's... here's what the app said: 'A relationship might work out but the chance is very small. A successful relationship is possible but you both have to work on it'.

    Well, I wish the app also gave her personal e-mail so I could forward this to her and ask her out for a date.

    Click to check your love meter: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lovemeter.android

    Pimple Popper

    Click to pop pimples: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobilehead.android.pp

    Idiot Scanner

    Idiot Scanner

    Here's an application that can scan idiots, and all it needs are finger prints!

    If only my mathematics teacher had this app, he would have thrown me out of the class the very first day. Poor guy found out only after my results, a year later.

    Be careful while using the app to fool your friends, it could backfire.

    Too much of mosquitos? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pt.antimosquito

    Some other serious but strange apps

    • Researchers have developed a new app and cradle that can together turn a smart phone into a handheld biosensor which can detect toxins and bacteria, spot water contamination and identify allergens in food.

    Developed in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the app and cradle use a phone's built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor.

    • Researchers in Pakistan have developed a smart phone app that keeps track of one's location and distance walked from home or hotel. It warns users when they're likely to be caught out after nightfall. It's been developed especially for those suffering from night blindness.

    The app can also help troubled travellers find hotels, should they find themselves too far from base to get back safely.

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    First Published Date: 03 Aug, 01:25 IST
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