Faux Screen IPhone App: Prank Your Friends, Win Prizes

Posted: Jun 11 2009, 10:15am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:51pm CDT , in Apple


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Pranking your friends is one of life's greatest joys. That's why the good folks at Sideways Software have released their new “Faux Screen” app for the iPhone. It allows you to save screenshots of your phone's background and then alter them with an image editing program like Photoshop. Once you've turned your iPhone screen into a work of juvenile brilliance, you can send your images in to the “Faux Screen Library of Awesomeness” to display them before the rest of the world.

If you aren't creative (or can't afford photoshop) you can just browse the Faux Screen library and pick out the screens that you like best. The basic idea here is that you'll use Faux Screens to trick your friends into thinking they broke your phone. You loan your iPhone out for a few minutes and, when it gets back to you, you load up a Faux Screen of an iPhone with a broken monitor, or a weird glitch or error. They freak out, you laugh, and all is well.

It's a bit of a thin premise for an app (how often will people fall for that joke?), but I think that Faux Screens will do well nonetheless. The app only costs $.99, and the entertainment of browsing their library will probably be worth the cost of admission to a lot of people. If you're interested, you can check out the Faux Screen website here. If you download the program and create the most-favorited Faux Screen, you get a $100 iTunes Gift Card.

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