The “Send Me to Heaven” App May Be the Most Devious Technology Prank Ever [VIDEO]What if we asked you to throw your expensive smartphone high up into the air, just for the fun of it? You’d probably tell us to take a hike. However, thousands of phones get tossed into the air and put at great risk every day, thanks to an app designed for just such a purpose. In our opinion, this may be the greatest (and most devious) technology prank of all time.
This mischievous app can be found on Google Play and is called S.M.T.H. (Send Me to Heaven). However, iOS users won’t find this app in the App Store. Apple has banned the app, claiming that it was “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device.” Banning this app was probably the right move by Apple, as evidenced by an interview in WIRED of the app’s creator, Petr Svarovsky, where he admitted that “he had hoped to have people shatter as many iPhones as possible.” What is his problem with iPhones? For Svarovsky, he’s one of many people who are tired of mobile devices used to flaunt wealth. As he explained to WIRED, “The original idea was to have very expensive gadgets, which people in certain societies buy just to show off, and to get them to throw it.” One can only wonder if this expert-level trolling tactic would work for other expensive, status-symbol items, like perhaps smart TVs and luxury cars? How Does the S.M.T.H. Work? It’s ridiculous how simple this app is. Basically, all one has to do is toss their phone high up into the air and when it lands (safely) into your hands, it will tell you how high the throw was. As seen in this tutorial video: