updated 02:05 am EDT, Thu April 7, 2011
Program detects natal movement to pick a name
Almost four years after the iPhone first appeared, some might think the well of original ideas for apps has run dry. Developer Nathan Parks would beg to differ, and as proof he has released a unique baby-naming application for iOS devices called Kick to Pick. The app allows the entire family -- including the unborn child -- to have a say in choosing the baby's name.
The app comes with a pre-set list of thousands of baby names for boys or girls, and also offers parents the option of creating their own "short list" of favorites or candidate names. Once a list is selected, the iOS device should be put in Airplane mode (to prevent any false positives) and placed against the woman's "baby bump," according to the program's description. The app will then scan through the list of potential names until it detects movement from the baby. Of course, parents can choose to accept or reject the "baby's choice."
Kick to Pick is priced for an introductory period at $1 and is available now from the iTunes App Store. It requires iOS 4.3 or later.