Most of the apps available on our smartphones serve some kind of purpose. They might get some work done, help you communicate with others, or let you kill time, there’s always some utility attached to any app you download. Both the App Store and the Play Store have a huge collection of such apps. However, did you know that apart from housing apps which are useful, they also have a vast collection of apps which make you question their utility and the reason behind their presence on the stores. So, today, we decided to list such apps. We are going to look at some really strange apps which don’t do anything and are a complete waste of one’s time. The apps are funny, weird, and some will even make you go, “Hmmm. I didn’t expect that”. So if you are ready, let us check out 15 really weird and strange apps and games for iOS and Android:
The first app on our list is one of the weirdest apps I have ever come across. As the name suggests, the app does absolutely nothing. The app doesn’t even have an icon, you will just be staring at a blank space. When you launch the app, you see a blank black screen and nothing else. You might have found apps which behave differently from what’s in their description on the store but not this one. Kudos to the developers for achieving that feat, the app as described does absolutely nothing. You know what’s even weirder, the app also has a Pro version which sells for $0.99 and brings you a whole lot of nothing.
Install: Android (Free, with in-app purchase of $0.99 for Pro)
S.M.T.H. or Send Me To Heaven is an app which you should use absolutely at your own risk. Basically, it is a game in which you throw your phone upwards and it calculates the height of the throw. You can challenge your friends to see who gets the higher score, that is, until your phone breaks. If you easily get bored in your life, this game can bring a sense of adventure and spice to it. You might not have the luxury to visit Narnia or play Jumanji but you sure can throw your phone. So, what are you waiting for, go on an incredible adventure while sitting in your living room.
Install: Android (Free)
3. iShaver Pro
You might have found a million different usages of your smartphone but did you know you could also shave using your phone? Didn’t think so. iShaver Pro lets you do just that, well, virtually at least. When you launch the app, you will see an electric razor in all its glory. To start shaving, just hold on the button and virtual hair will start falling. The app even lets you choose the colour and the length of hair. You can also enable vibration to really get the feel of shaving. The app also has a Pro pack which lets you unlock different razors.
Install: iOS (Free / $0.99)
4. Milk The Cow
Now that you all have shaved and cleaned up, it’s time to get your hands dirty. Milk The Cow lets you, well, milk the cow. If you ever had milking a cow on your bucket list, now is the time to cross it off. To tell you the truth, I was a little grossed out by the app but who knows you might enjoy it. Download the app and fill the bucket with milk in the shortest time possible. Achieve high scores and feature in the leaderboard to compete with others.
5. Hold On
The app lets you test your patience level. The game is fairly simple, you hold on a coloured square and the app starts a timer which notes down the time. See how long you can keep holding without lifting your finger up. I wrote this whole paragraph without lifting my finger and using only my right hand. Challenge yourself and share your time with us.
Binky is a social media app which removes the social element from the app. You get everything else, there’s an endless stream of random stuff you can scroll through. You can like and comment on the things you like. You can even perform the left and the right swipe made popular by the Tinder app. The app lets you rebink posts which is similar to the retweet function in Twitter. But, everything you do is pointless, nothing is happening here. Your likes, your rebinks, and your swipes are visible to no one. The app just uses them to give you a feel of using yet another social media app. If you want to be active on social media without being social, use Binky.
Install: iOS (Free)
You can consider this app as something cool or something totally pointless. In any case, it’s a fun little app to check out. The app basically uses sound frequencies to blow air out of your smartphone’s speakers. The air is strong enough to blow out a candle. However, the app might not work on some smartphones. Also, check out the description in the Play Store listing to fin out which frequencies you should use to get the best air blowing effect.
8. Pimple Popper
As the name suggests, the app lets you pop virtual pimples. If you don’t like pimples on your face but loves popping them, here’s your chance. The app has instructions to teach you how to pop different kinds (blackheads, whiteheads) of pimples. It is a little hard to get the hang of it, but don’t worry, you will be popping pimples in no time.
9. I Am Rich
Ever felt satisfied with your life even when you didn’t earn a lot of money. Well, this app is designed to make you fill just the opposite. The app is designed for rich people who like to brag about their wealth to a fault. In that way, it is similar to the Apple Watch Gold Edition. The app costs around $400 and does nothing but lets you feel rich when looking at it. For people like us, it takes away the joy from our heart. Download the app if you can.
Install: Android ($400)
10. There Is No Game
This one is the best games available for people who really hate gaming. There’s literally nothing to play here. Heck, even the loading screen says, “Not Loading”. When you launch the app, it will be stuck in a not loading screen with the bar filling up slowly. When it has loaded, you only hear a narrator explaining the fact that there’s nothing to play here. He is quite funny and boring at the same time. Check the app out if you hate gaming.
Install: Android (Free)
It is one of those few apps which start out as really weird but can be really helpful for some of you especially the people with low bladder control. The concept of the app is rather weird but ingenious. We all have sat in a movie theatre when we felt the need to pee but couldn’t decide to go in case we miss an important point. The app helps solve this problem. It has a database of all the movies and updates constantly with new releases.
It knows when a not so important scene is coming up and vibrates a little giving you the go ahead and pee if you want to. It even shows if there’s an ending credit scene in the movie so you don’t miss them. You just start the timer when the movie starts and relax. The app will automatically notify you when it’s time to pee. You might never know when an app like this can come in handy.
I don’t know how many of you watch the “Silicon Valley”, an HBO original series but if you do, you will realize that this app is inspired by one of the apps shown in the series called the “Bro App”. Basically, the app functions like a messaging app, the only caveat being the fact that you can only send the word “Yo” to your contacts. I don’t know why anyone would want to use this app, but you can give it a try if you want to.
13. Don’t Tap The Glass
Don’t tap the glass is a weird little time waster of a game. There is a fish inside an aquarium and tapping on the aquarium will stress the fish out. If you continue tapping, the fish will make different angry faces or do something funny. That’s the whole game in a nutshell.
14. The Bored Little Button
The Bored Little Button app is similar to “Don’t Tap The Glass” app. There’s a little button in the centre, which doesn’t want you to tap it. If you don’t hear its warning and tap the button, it will show various graphics and funny quotes. The tapping feels endless with new answers for every tap. I found this one to be funnier than the previous game on the list.
Install: iOS (Free)
If you ever wanted to feel how counting a million dollars feel like, this app will help you do that. You can choose to count the money in either $50 or $100 denomination. There are different swipe gestures you can use to count the bills. A completely pointless app with a million dollars inside it.
Install: iOS (Free)
Some Really Weird and Strange Apps To Try
The above list contain some of the weirdest apps I found on the App Store and Play Store. I really don’t understand why they exist and what was going in the minds of their developers when developing these apps. You can try them out and let us know how many hours of your lives you wasted. Also let us know, if you know any app which is weirder than those on the list. Sound off in the comments section below.