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August 13, 2013 3:34 AM   Subscribe

Send Me To Heaven, a new app by Norwegian developer Carot Pop, will probably be the last game you play on your (Android) phone.
posted by mahershalal (18 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Lake, waterproof bag, slingshot, Shalang! Win the stuffed bear.
posted by uraniumwilly at 4:03 AM on August 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


Your cell phone replacement plan has been canceled.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:08 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Weather balloon. Polystyrene box. Win two stuffed bears.
posted by popcassady at 4:14 AM on August 13, 2013 [7 favorites]


Astronaut flying to ISS. Win ALL THE BEARS!!!
posted by eriko at 4:23 AM on August 13, 2013 [7 favorites]


If I was Samsung or LG, I would be throwing venture money at these guys.
posted by ardgedee at 4:24 AM on August 13, 2013 [6 favorites]


reminds me of this
posted by fuzzypantalones at 4:52 AM on August 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Has nobody invented a bluetooth tennis ball yet?
posted by jeffburdges at 4:55 AM on August 13, 2013


See also: FreeFall High Score
posted by rmannion at 5:01 AM on August 13, 2013


Of course the trolliest app ever would come from Norway.
posted by indubitable at 5:14 AM on August 13, 2013 [6 favorites]


I had a similar idea a few years back that involved throwing your accelerometer equipped phone against a wall. The player with the highest rate of deceleration recorded, and a phone still functional enough to recover/transmit that data, wins. From memory I was going with the name Phone Stop.
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 6:05 AM on August 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Weather balloon. Polystyrene box. Win two stuffed bears.

But... but... avoid wrong practices!
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 6:31 AM on August 13, 2013


bloody brilliant
posted by caddis at 6:39 AM on August 13, 2013


My high score is zero.
posted by hypersloth at 6:42 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


An OtterBox Defender states that they can withstand a 10 foot drop or a 2 ton crushing force. In the former case, I would hope so – given what a 2 ton crushing force means.

1 ton-force = 9.80665 kN meaning that the case is designed to handle 19.6133kN of force.
My Otterbox defender weighs 120.2g and my Droid Razr Max weighs 145g for a total weight of 265.2g.
Plugging in the information into this handy dandy Impact Force calculator… to back calclulate the height that the phone can fall from…

I say that at the top of my parabola I can be 769.53855m high, or 1539.0771m of total travel distance. According to Wolfram-Alpha, that is 19x the standard Manhattan City Block or, more aptly described as 6.3x longer than the Hindenburg.

Now that I know the limitations, I have something to shoot for.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:44 AM on August 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Good luck. Crushing force and shock force are two very different things.
posted by rocket88 at 8:04 AM on August 13, 2013


Nanukthedog, just because the case will survive doesn't mean that the deceleration won't damage the phone. (this is also why physics people twitch when they watch "Iron Man")
posted by jcreigh at 8:05 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has nobody invented a bluetooth tennis ball yet?

BlueBalls™
posted by zippy at 10:21 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


So yeah, crushing force and shock force are different, but as you can see my question from Otterbox was unanswered. I worked with what I had.

Me: How many newtons of force can the OtterBox Defender Series case sustain?

Otterbox:
Hi [Nanukthedog],
Great question! However, we do not publicly rate the Defender Series case. I hope this helps answer any questions you may have. It is a great case, but unfortunately we don't have any of that specific information. Please feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions!

I think I send them a link to the app next...
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:03 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


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