By Liz Panarelli,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Sexist photo-augmenting app introduces privacy concerns.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Boob Job is simple and easy to use. Users can use the camera to take a photo or import photos from the camera roll, Facebook, or several public photo sharing sites. Once a photo is selected, users move one or two circles over the target areas, adjust the size of the circles, then tap to "augment." The resulting augmentation can be further adjusted by cup size and brightness contrast. Pictures can be saved to the camera roll and shared via email, Facebook, Twitpic, Photobucket, or Flickr. Older, saved pictures cannot be shared without augmenting them again.
Violence & Scariness
The app includes links to public photo sharing sites, including Google image search, Flickr, and Photobucket. Image search results could contain violent content.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The entire premise of the app is enlarging people's chests. The app includes links to public photo sharing sites, including Google image search, Flickr, and Photobucket. Unless search controls are enabled on these sites, image results may contain nudity.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The app includes links to public photo sharing sites, including Google image search, Flickr, and Photobucket, which could contain photos of alcohol or drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Boob Job can be used to alter a photo to enlarge someone's chest, then share that photo online. Users first take a photo or select one from their camera roll, Facebook, or several public photo sharing sites such as Flickr. Searching public sites may yield mature images. After selecting a photo, users guide circular targets to select two areas of the photo to enlarge. After augmentation, users can save the photo and share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, or several public sharing sites. While the app could theoretically be simply silly, importing from and posting to Facebook and public sites make it too risky for kids.
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Is It Any Good?
What we can say is that BOOB JOB does what it says it will do. The resizing controls on the final editing page aren't entirely clear, but otherwise the desired effect on photos is generally achieved. The app's description in the Android Market asks users to "augment responsibly!" and avoid defamation, harassment, or using the app to envision the results of actual breast augmentation surgery. However, none of this guidance is integrated into the app itself, and the ability to use Facebook to import and share photos is just asking for trouble.
- Device: Android
- Release date: November 7, 2011
- Category: Entertainment
- Publisher: Lakeport Design, LLC
- Version: 1.19
- Minimum software requirements: Android 2.1. and up
- Last updated: July 13, 2020
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