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Falling Death Cell Phone Application

You'd scream if you were dropped...
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Most modern smart phones, despite my personal opinion that they should all be destroyed along with their respective users, are aware of their orientation.

While this assumption could be faulty, it would seem that if a phone can determine it’s orientation, it should also be able to sense when it has been dropped.

It seems only appropriate, given the abilities of smart phones, that they should scream when thier user drops them, and upon hitting the ground they should whimper and moan softly until succumbing to death.

MikeD, Feb 11 2011

P_2eC_2eI_2eS_2e redundant [xenzag, Feb 11 2011]

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       Anything with an accelerometer ought to be able to detect free-fall.
Wrongfellow, Feb 11 2011

       PCIS - personalised cringe-making impact sound (see link)
xenzag, Feb 11 2011

       ...cell phone parachutes?
xandram, Feb 11 2011

       I read this as "Faking Death Cell Phone Application"
spidermother, Feb 11 2011

       I did implement this on one of our phones about three years ago - the accelerometers actually have a free-fall interrupt output.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 11 2011

       I say it's the same idea as mine, and is therefore redundant.
xenzag, Feb 11 2011

       I'll concede to the redundancy, [xenzag].   

       The implementation may differ, but the overall idea is the same.   

       I am humbly requesting to keep the idea, however... as I am still a bit insecure about the length of my profile page.
MikeD, Feb 11 2011

       No probs with that... and I never called for the idea to be deleted, as you may notice.
xenzag, Feb 11 2011

       //I never called for the idea to be deleted, as you may notice// sure sounded like it: "redundant" and "it's the same ideas as mine, and is therefore redundant" doesn't leave much room for maneuvering.   

       But there's room for both since this one is mostly concerned with the falling whereas yours is with the splatting.
FlyingToaster, Feb 11 2011

       I agree with the [Toaster].
daseva, Feb 12 2011

       // I am still a bit insecure about the length of my profile page. //   

       So am i about mine. It's too long and suggests i haven't got a life.   

       As it happens, one of the laptops here turns off the hard drive or something if it feels itself falling.
nineteenthly, Feb 12 2011

       // I am still a bit insecure about the length of my profile page.// That's all right [MikeD]. Just don't start responding to "marked for dilution" annos with "I can't understand it! This has never happened to me before."
mouseposture, Feb 12 2011


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