Talk about a "killer" app...

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  1. editguy macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if this has been on here before. I couldn't find anything through search. Has anyone seen the "Bulletflight" app? It predicts the trajectory of a bullet fired from a sniper rifle.

    Here's a link to an article about it:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,481004,00.html
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I saw that on Engadget yesterday. Pretty freaking cool when combined with an otterbox.
     
  3. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    So Apple bans apps with profanity or "adult" content, but finds it completely OK to sell an app designed to literally kill people?

    The company who creates that app says, "This app is currently in combat use by military snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan."

    Apple are a bunch of greedy hypocrites. So much for their lofty 'social responsibility' nonsense.
     
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    The real world isn't a fairy tale.
     
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    so you're upset and would rather apple let you have a bunch of porn apps on your iPhone than allowing an app U.S. troops use to aide in their survival?

    Nice priorities
     
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    Ohh I can see the American gun nuts, err, I mean gun rights advocates jumping on the app store right now to down load it.

    *sigh* WTF is up with Americans and guns?
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    To those who worry about the App store carrying apps such as in this thread, consider this. iRobot, the company that designed and makes the Roomba robot vacuum sweeper, also makes the iPack robot for the military and is working hard to arm it so it can be used in an attack mode, (which means to kill people.)

    Welcome to the real world. There are people out there who want to do bad things to you in the name of their insanity. There are people who try to stop them. It really boils down to this. 99% of the troops who serve in our military are the best, most honorable people, you'd ever want to associate with. They do a job you are not willing to do and for poor pay and little thanks. You root around the internet and media and dig up the dirt on the other 1% and smear all with your muck. I'd much rather associate with them then with you. That's all I'm out.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I could see myself using iSnipe for target practice. Having an iPhone app isn't necessarily needed but it's a nifty little tool. I could see people using these for hunting as well.

    If I were Apple I would allow both porn and sniping apps. :)
     
  9. megadon macrumors 6502

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    your argument doesn't hold up, what the others are saying is apple says killing someone with a gun is acceptable, but profanity is not.

    And only weak people who take orders without questioning anything join the military.
     
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    When you aren't living on top of a country that is protecting your military interests you can ask that question again.
     
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    Typical American arrogance.

    What military interests do you speak of?
     
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    This statement is ignorant beyond anything.
     
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    The ones putting the whole of North America in the untouchable zone. You can't have the world's greatest military superpower underneath you and bitch because they like guns at the same time.
     
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    LMAO. Who knew the iPhone was standard military issue?
    Forget the hundreds of hours of training, we'll just use this app...
    Now if I could only get a signal in the middle of the effing desert.:rolleyes:

    Oh and saying no to sex, but yes to violence is the American way.
     
  17. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Oh please. If anything, US military action puts the whole of North America at risk. And that's even if there are any serious threats toward the continent (which there aren't).
     
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    There are plenty of serious threats to the continent. If we pulled out of every country immediately and demilitarized to the lengths that Canada has the world would go down the tubes in about 3 months. Israel would most likely be the starting point.
     
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    I read the article; I'm pretty sure that, iPhone app or no, it's the gun that fires the projectile, and a person who pulls the trigger. The app doesn't kill anything, as far as I can tell.

    The app is used for aiming. Are you going to demonize Bushnell for making scopes, or Bausch & Lomb for making contacts for people to see the sights on the rifle?
     
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    Small penises?
     
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    I can't imagine it's much more than a novelty for military members who would not necessarily have regular access to an electrical outlet. My guess is that this app is much more popular among hunters and hobbyists.

    Please, leave these lame blanket insults behind. This statement is so ignorant it's nearly unbelievable that you would say it.

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    Regarding the app, this is hardly the only ballistics calculator for shooting -- IIRC, there's a bowhunters app too -- on the app store. And comparing this to censorship is just silly, and shows a lack of understanding of exactly what censorship is.

    As for the naughty apps, my guess is that they will return eventually. Apple is just scrambling to address complaints by schools -- remember, Apple has indicated that they are going to attempt to make another push into the education market with the iPad leading the way -- and the naughty apps were threatening to make that push vastly harder. I suspect they are working on an 'Adult' app category that can be disabled depending on level of parental control, but that it would take too long to implement in time for the iPad roll out (and besides, every spare programmer is likely busy tightening up iPad-related items right now. It was easier to just eliminate some items from the store, but I'm sure Apple won't mind taking their 30% of those app sales again at some point.

    And let's be honest... most of those booby apps that got the boot were known to be pretty lame. And they were everywhere, to the point where it was obnoxious.
     

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