The Google Play Store has hundreds of thousands of apps from all different categories, though every once in a while, one appears that has you scratching your head. Meet ThrowMeApp, a photo app that allows you take take “beautiful” photos. With your phone. As it’s thrown into the air. Yeah, our thoughts exactly.
The app has to be a prank as you’d have to be pretty stupid to just throw your phone in the air. ThrowMeApp was created by Anton Beitler, a student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
How it works is simple: Hold the phone flat in your hand, start the app, touch the screen, and then throw your phone straight up into the air. The less the spin, the quicker it’ll snap a photo. Judging by the accelerometer, it decides when is the perfect time to snap a photo. Over time, the app adapts by calculating the average time it took for the camera to snap a photo.
Yes, believe it or not, this app is real and sadly, people are using it. While we don’t recommend you throwing your phone into the air, you can check out the app here and proceed to facepalm as far too many phones are about to be destroyed by pure idiocy.