What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that shakejoke is a compendium of jokes, gags, and one-liners that is far more adult-oriented than kid-friendly. There is one category that is labeled "For Kids," and the jokes within appeared to be acceptable for young audiences. You can "lock" the app onto one category, but it only takes a touch to unlock it, even accidentally. So be aware that children using the app can very easily see jokes that are inappropriate for them -- which would be most. There are (mostly non-explicit) sexual jokes, religious jokes, "Yo Mama" insult jokes, and plenty of jokes that make fun of a particular group of people (blondes, Irish, "rednecks," etc.).
Is it any good?
The content in SHAKEJOKE could certainly make some people laugh, while others will likely find it mostly mean-spirited. But humor, of course, is subjective. A bigger problem with the app is that, while on the surface it gives the impression that there will be millions of jokes available to you, it doesn't feel that way when you use it. Within a period of only a few minutes, you can easily see the same joke four or five times; once the same joke appeared three times in a row. That kind of defeats the whole purpose of the "joke roulette" idea.