Apps From the Past: Lessons Learned

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Baby Shaker

Perhaps one of the biggest failures in app history, the Baby Shaker app featured a picture of a baby that made crying sounds. To make it stop, users had to shake their iPhones until red X's appeared over the baby's eyes. The app was pulled immediately, but not before creators Sikolosoft and Apple received a wave of backlash.
Lesson: Use good judgment. Just because an app is approved doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. —Kathryn Kattalia