PSFK’s Trending Topic: Fake Apps Serve As Social Commentary
Fake apps are popping up to offer social commentary on our startup, 'there's an app for that' culture.
Remember last month when Netflix announced it would begin drone delivery service? For about half a second, people thought it could be true, because nowadays, with startups promising mind-reading headbands and $600 inflatable bicycle helmets, it was almost believable. As a plethora of startups put forth more and more crazy and weird offerings, PSFK has spotted a rise in fake apps and startups, which are acting as a new form of social satire for the tech age.
Tindergarten, created by San Francisco-based developers Mustafa Khan, Parker Phinney, Arjun Adamson and Alex Cram, takes the concept of dating app Tinder, and applies it to kindergarteners. ‘After you learn to wipe, learn to swipe! Looking for your first crush or next sandbox playdate? We’ll find the perfect match!’ reads the website.