There are plenty of mobile apps that are practical, functional, and just plain good ideas.
And then there’s a bunch of weird apps that make you go “hmmm.”Whether they seem hilariously niche, totally useless, or you’re just shocked there’s a market for them, the apps in this post might make you curious enough to download.
The first app on our list is one of the weirdest apps I have ever come across. As the name suggests, the app does absolutely nothing. The app doesn’t even have an icon, you will just be staring at a blank space. When you launch the app, you see a blank black screen and nothing else. You might have found apps which behave differently from what’s in their description on the store but not this one. Kudos to the developers for achieving that feat, the app as described does absolutely nothing. You know what’s even weirder, the app also has a Pro version which sells for $0.99 and brings you a whole lot of nothing.
Install: Android (Free, with in-app purchase of $0.99 for Pro)
S.M.T.H. or Send Me To Heaven is an app which you should use absolutely at your own risk. Basically, it is a game in which you throw your phone upwards and it calculates the height of the throw. You can challenge your friends to see who gets the higher score, that is, until your phone breaks. If you easily get bored in your life, this game can bring a sense of adventure and spice to it. You might not have the luxury to visit Narnia or play Jumanji but you sure can throw your phone. So, what are you waiting for, go on an incredible adventure while sitting in your living room.
Install: Android (Free)
3. Hold On
The app lets you test your patience level. The game is fairly simple, you hold on a coloured square and the app starts a timer which notes down the time. See how long you can keep holding without lifting your finger up. I wrote this whole paragraph without lifting my finger and using only my right hand. Challenge yourself and share your time with us.
Install: Android (Free), iOS ($0.99)
You can consider this app as something cool or something totally pointless. In any case, it’s a fun little app to check out. The app basically uses sound frequencies to blow air out of your smartphone’s speakers. The air is strong enough to blow out a candle. However, the app might not work on some smartphones. Also, check out the description in the Play Store listing to fin out which frequencies you should use to get the best air blowing effect.
Install: Android (Free), iOS ($0.99)
5. Pimple Popper
As the name suggests, the app lets you pop virtual pimples. If you don’t like pimples on your face but loves popping them, here’s your chance. The app has instructions to teach you how to pop different kinds (blackheads, whiteheads) of pimples. It is a little hard to get the hang of it, but don’t worry, you will be popping pimples in no time.
Install: Android, iOS (Free)
6. I Am Rich
Ever felt satisfied with your life even when you didn’t earn a lot of money. Well, this app is designed to make you fill just the opposite. The app is designed for rich people who like to brag about their wealth to a fault. In that way, it is similar to the Apple Watch Gold Edition. The app costs around $400 and does nothing but lets you feel rich when looking at it. For people like us, it takes away the joy from our heart. Download the app if you can.
Install: Android ($400)
7. Fake Conversation
Fake Conversation (Figure A) is probably my favorite app on this list. As the app’s name implies, Fake Conversation allows you to receive fake phone calls, which is great for those situations when you need an excuse to escape from a situation.Admittedly, there are plenty of apps that will simulate an inbound phone call. But what sets this app apart is that it can help you to carry on a convincing conversation. It plays prerecorded audio. You listen to what is being said, repeat it, and then listen for the next prompt. To those around you, it sounds like a legitimate phone call.
Install: Android , iOS
8. aSmart HUD
It’s no secret that smartphones can be used for navigation, but a smartphone isn’t the easiest thing to use when you’re driving. This is where aSmartHUD (Figure B) comes into play.
aSmart HUD displays various types of navigational data on your phone. The data is displayed as a mirrored image (backward from how it would normally appear). The idea is that you can set your phone on the dash and have the screen reflected on your windshield, for a heads-up display. The aSmart HUD app can display everything from your compass heading and speed to a navigational map.
Install: Android , iOS
8. Drunk Dial NO
We all have a few contacts in our phone that should NOT be called at 1am on a Friday night. With Drunk Dialer No, you can hide contact phone numbers from your belligerent self for up to 48 hours. Never again will you wake up regretting the calls you made the night before. For all you singles with your brain below your waist, block your ex’s and say “NO” to that late night call!
9. Ghost EMF Meter
Ghost hunting is real kids. Every Individual Paranormal Consultant worthy of note is strapped up with a state-of-the-art Ghost EMF Meter. Now, with this snazzy gizmo, you can be a fraud too! Next time you’re walking your neighbourhood at night, whip out your EMF Meter and discover what’s really out there. Feel like you’re not alone? Watch the needle creep up the scale as you’re joined by spirits of the beyond. Ghost hunting is not easy but with this paranormal activity emf meter you may find spirits faster.
Ghost EMF meter uses your phone’s hardware built-in magnetic field sensor. Ghost EMF meter also shows values on chart (X, Y, Z, Max). EMF readings are realtime.
10. Cry Translator
One of the kind app. This iOS application makes your life a little easier around babies. It effectively analyzes and diagnoses your baby’s cry, then recommends helpful solutions. ‘Once the baby cries, you only need to press the recording button for 10 seconds, and the sound will be uploaded to the Cloud Drive.’
‘After the differentiating process, the analysis result of the sound would be transferred to Mum’s mobile phone.’