Video: Pocket Cemetery iPhone App preys on grief, sends prayers to Flash memory

July 6, 2009

Death is a certainty and as inescapable as the people who will prey on your grief. The new Pocket Cemetery App on iTunes lets you create virtual tombstones for "dead relatives, friends, pets, or celebrities" that you can decorate with bitmapped flower images. You can even use the on-screen QWERTY to tap out and "send" a little prayer. As Wayne Perry describes it, Pocket Cemetery is "like having a little virtual heaven in the palm of your hand." Unfortunately, heaven will cost $2.99 and there won’t be any connectivity — this App runs isolated on your iPhone without any means to share your memorial, prayers, or grieving. But hey, maybe we’re alone in our criticism; Pocket Cemetery already has a first "user review" rating it 5 out of 5 stars by a first time reviewer just 1-hour after launch. Impressive.

P.S. Don’t just stop at the video above, Wayne’s generated a different pitch on his YouTube channel capitalizing on the deaths of Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, and Farrah Fawcett. Elvis too, even though we know he’s just in hiding.

This post has been written by Thomas Ricker on Jul 6th 2009 at 5:19AM couresy of engadget.com.

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