Look, I’m a skeptic when it comes to spirits. I find these kinds of apps fun and nothing else. However, this app is nothing but a cheap ploy to gain money off of unsuspecting fools, and you would be a fool if you were idiotic enough to download this app.
It seems innocent at first, with only a few in app purchases. I downloaded this app at the request of a friend of mine, thinking I could have a few minutes of harmless fun without actually buying anything. I understand that apps like these do have in app purchases. However, I didn’t think that the in-app purchases would be about 90% of the app.
The scariest part of the app was the color combination. That is major foreshadowing.
When you use the app, there is a small radar in the lower center that tells you if there is a ghost nearby. If there is a ghost nearby, it shows up as a blip on the radar. Then a set of arrows appear, pointing you in the direction where the ghost should appear. When you turn, you see a ‘ghost’ and receive some obviously computer-generated information, giving the ghost’s age and a string of pointless numbers to help set the mood.
I’m sure you may have noticed the quotation marks around the word ‘ghost’. This is because you do not actually see ghosts. You see the most ridiculous Photoshop job ever created on the face of this earth. When I first saw the ludicrous images that the developers audaciously slapped onto my camera, I laughed. The creators of the app simply looked up your run of the mill shutterstock images and pasted it onto the camera. As a person who enjoys the macabre, this abomination of the genre(dare I say it) offended me to the very core of my being.
Also, this app allows you to communicate with the spirits through translating their faked mumbo-jumbo. Since we already know that these ghosts are fake, this entire exercise is useless. However, I would be willing to forgive it if it wasn’t for the fact that it charges you $2.99 for communing with a few computer-generated responses. I find this despicable and false advertising, seeing as the description explicitly stated that asking the spirits yes or no questions would be free.
I am not saying that I find ghost hunting apps despicable. On the contrary, if done correctly they can be an enjoyable diversion and create some interesting memories with friends and loved ones(hopefully not deceased). The reason I wrote this review is because these developers didn’t even try, as I said in my title. The photoshop and prices for the simplest of tasks was ridiculous. I hope others who downloaded this app weren’t hoodwinked into believing this was real.
My final words on this subject are directed to people who truly enjoy the thrill of communicating with the unknown. They are: stick to the Ouija board. Don’t download this filth.