FatBooth

Common Sense Media says

Potentially mean-spirited app makes people look fat.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Just frame a face, snap a picture, and shake your phone to make the subject's face appear more plump.

Violence
Not applicable
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

People could use this app to make others look bad on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. The app asks you if you want to upload the fat photos to these social networking sites.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that FatBooth is a fairly harmless entertainment app, but that it could be used in mean and offensive ways. Its only function is to make a person look fatter than he or she really is. It could prove harmless amusement in some social circles, but it could also be used to insult people or make fun of strangers. The app has built-in tools to allow sharing of the fat images on Twitter, Facebook, email, and MMS.

What kids can learn

Skills

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • social media

What Kids Can Learn

FatBooth wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Skills

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • social media

FatBooth wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Common Sense Me...

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

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FATBOOTH is a one-joke app that transforms portrait subjects from normal size to fat size. It's simple to use; just frame a friend within an oval shown on your iPhone's screen, snap a picture, and then slide the markers for eyes, mouth, and chin over the appropriate areas of the subject. Then shake your phone to switch between normal and fat versions of the person in the photo. You can save the fat pictures and send them to others by tapping icons for email, Twitter, and Facebook at the bottom of the screen. It works well enough for what it is; subjects look authentically obese. However, most people will grow tired of in minutes, and those who don't will likely use it only to make fun of the people they morph into more obese versions of themselves. There's really not much to recommend it.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$0.99
Release date:May 19, 2010
Category:Entertainment
Size:3.10 MB
Publisher:PiVi & Co
Version:1.0

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Kid, 12 years old July 1, 2010
Parent of a 4 year old Written byamoffat July 15, 2010
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its so funny and its great!! super fun and you can do anyone you want as long as you have a picture of them!!
Teen, 13 years old Written byRodeo-Girl October 24, 2010
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Plain mean/Iffy

This app is just used to make people fat, as the review says. I personally hate it, and would not reccomend it. It can be silly, and all that, but this app is just better left alone.

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