Apple Removes Controversial “Baby Shaker” App
There may be plenty of seemingly useless iPhone apps for sale (iBeer, anyone?), but Apple’s (AAPL) vetting process for approving new applications from developers came under scrutiny in the case of a 99-cent app called Baby Shaker that simulated the shaking of an infant.
The game was developed by a company called Sikalosoft, and featured illustrations of a baby whose eyes would become covered in red X’s when the iPhone is shaken vigorously, and featured the tag line: “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. See how long you can endure his or her adorable cries before you just have to find a way to quiet the baby down!”