Apple App “Shakes” Up Anger and Outrage
The “Baby Shaker” app has been removed from Apple’s app store. The game, in which users shake the phone to shush a crying baby, somehow made it through Apple’s approval process, but was subsequently removed just days later.
The game, developed by Sikalosoft, a crude drawing of a baby, and the object of the game is to stop the baby from crying by shaking the iPhone until red X’s appear over the baby’s eyes. The description of Baby Shaker read: “On a plane, on the bus, in a theater. Babies are everywhere you don’t want them to be! They’re always distracting you from preparing for that big presentation at work with their incessant crying. Before Baby Shaker there was nothing you could do about it.”
Some parents breathed a sigh of relief when “Baby Shaker” was removed, but for others, this is not enough. The angry mobs demand an explanation from Steve Jobs himself.
One angry father, in his letter to Steve Jobs, writes: “You have no idea the number of children your actions have put at risk by your careless, thoughtless and reckless behavior!”