Baby Shaker – It’s Not Funny Apple!

(update: app has been removed – CLICK HERE for details)

Our apologies in advance – this will not be a typical KRAPPS post. To borrow a baseball analogy, our mission is to hit what Apple tees up and this next one is going out of the park.

Ever hear of SBS? Per Wikipedia … “Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that occurs when an abuser violently shakes an infant, creating a whiplash-type motion that causes acceleration-deceleration injuries. The injury is estimated to affect between 1,200 and 1,600 children every year in the USA. SBS is often fatal and can cause severe brain damage, resulting in lifelong disability.” Besides death and brain damage, shaking a baby can cause blindness, leaning problems, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy and paralysis. Yeah, pretty disgusting stuff … repulsive and sickening.

So obviously child abuse is no laughing matter … and maybe it’s just us, but we would never even joke about child abuse and use it as a form of entertainment. Maybe we’re just square pegs and out of the norm because apparently Apple and the folks at Sikalosoft think shaking a baby is funny. Head to the App Store … and search the Entertainment category … there you will find the Baby Shaker iPhone app.

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Now don’t get us wrong – we’re not on some vigilante justice hunt. We know there was no malicious intent by Sikalosoft. And we know that Apple are complete dumbasses when it comes to approving apps (even if the app includes a disclaimer – “Never, never shake a baby”), driven by quantity over quality. But come one … combining the title Baby Shaker with the objective of stopping an annoying crying baby is simply irresponsible and utterly idiotic. You would think Apple would stay totally clear of any iPhone app remotely resembling child abuse … but if you’ve paid any attention to KRAPPS, it’s really not surprising.

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loser Ok, we get it … crying babies can indeed get annoying. On a plane, at a restaurant, in the hotel room next to yours … we get it, annoying … shut that kid up! But Apple, try using just half your freaking money-making brain and reject Baby Shaker … tell Sikalosoft to make some revisions, call the damn thing Pacify Junior and mix in some pacifiers to calm the baby down. See how easy that was … simple stuff, sort of funny while protecting the integrity of the Apple brand. And never forget … reality bites – release Baby Shaker and you get douchebag users leaving loser reviews like the one below (yeah, look for it … look for the word CHOCKING) …

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Comments

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • clayton

    people this is hilarious! omg this is the single funniest app i have ever seen. I know SBS is real and sever but maybe you shouldnt have shaken your baby to begin with and maybe you wouldnt have such a problem with it

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Zortrox

    You guys are overreacting! I know that SBS is horrible and many children are affected by it, but first of all, Apple DIDN'T make this app! They just approved it. There approval process is long and complicated now, and whenever they can find some spare time to approve an app that doesn't have nudity, sexual themes, or vulgarity, they will do it. It it similar to letting your child watch TV. You will filter out most of the bad stuff (i.e. vulgarity, nudity), but if you filter out everything that can can be deemed inappropriate, your child will complain and whine about not having anything to watch. Same goes for toys, books, and everything else. This is akin to Apple's Customers. If you don't give them something, soon they will all complain and Apple won't have any jobs! If you don't want to see this app or think about it, don't get it! This app might actually help because babies are already being shaken and at least this will quench their frustration and it even has a disclaimer!

  • Joe Babyshaker

    This is pretty funny stuff. Relax people and don't take it so seriously. It's just a game.

  • Joe Babyshaker

    This is pretty funny stuff. Relax people and don't take it so seriously. It's just a game.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • Apple Baby torturing PROFIT

    Apple, you horrible corporation. I have finally found THE two most evil companies ever! Sikalosoft and Apple. I mean, even thinking of the idea of shaking babies to death gives me the chills down to my spine. I think I would propably throw up in disgust if I played this game. Apple, if you think this is witty, or funny, or clever in someway, you should really look at yourself. Hundreds, or even thousands of infants die of their parents or babysitters shaking them up. And YOU think it's something to laugh at.

    I used to like the Apple corporation. Now those thoughts have just been raped by this horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE app!

    I have never been this close to vomit in disgust from something I found on the internet. Now would you excuse me, I think I'm going to go shed some tears.

  • jenniferkarwan

    I personally, was a victim of SBS and while researching it for a paper i am writing for my college class i saw this. i was livid.
    I am EXTREMELY lucky to be the way i am today. I was shaken to the point of unconsciousness when i was 5 months old, i was then thrown back into my crib. i suffered retinal hemorrhaging, retinal detachment, and bilateral subdural hematomas.
    where i am left with crappy vision(after three surgeries) and how knows WHAT else, my biological father only got 5 years in jail, AND harmed two other children after me, which i only found out about 5 minutes ago while talking to my (adoptive) mum about it. she came over to see what i was doing and went from calm and cheery to furious in about as long as it took me to explain what this app was.

    the ONLY reason i am alive today is directly related to the family i was placed with. my foster mother spent hours upon hours caring for me, and one day decided enough was enough and went to the hospital to get me checked out(again). the doc wasnt in and she was told to come back in two weeks when my appointment was scheduled for. she flat out said no, and told the nurse she would wait. eventually the doc was called in and he took a quick look and ordered that i be taken to doernbeckers childrens hospital in portland oregon. there the neurosurgeon told her that i would have had permanent brain damage within 12 hours, and dead within 24.
    i had four holes drilling into my skull to relieve the pressure from the brain bleeds.
    SBS is absolutely horrid, and i do my best to spread information about it. not many turn out the way i have. i am 21 years old now, very strong willed, attempting to educate the public about shaken baby syndrome.

    i had a short paper on it published in the college paper a couple years ago when i was 19, and am now doing a much more in depth paper on it.
    i am happy to know this app was taken down and the developer was shut down.

    every day is a gift.

  • Mike

    Awwww… why'd you have to ruin all the fun?

  • Db

    You suck. People should be able to run whatever apps they want.

  • Thanks for the Inspiration

    What a great idea for an App!

  • John K

    Though I find any act that harms a child to be disgusting, I can't help but feel like people overreact to things. I can't think of a single person who would download this app thinking that it was practice for the real world or even that it was a good idea to shake babies.

    One of the reasons a lot of comedy is comedy is because people can be offended by it. This is just like Palin complaining every time someone makes fun of kids with Downs syndrome. Hell, there are actors with Downs syndrome who can not act because people are afraid to offend anyone.

    It's not like these people came up to you and made the joke to your face. It wasn't aimed at anyone.

  • http://www.myspace.com/27885141 Brenna

    A friend-of-a-friend of mine shook her baby to death and he died. (She is now serving serious jail time, luckily.) Although, I never experienced it first-hand and never knew the family, it still hit a little too close to home for me to see this app. I don't even know what else to say about it. It's sick and I cannot comprehend what sort of person would find this entertaining.

  • New Zealand

    So no one has complained about the hundreds of games that involve killing other human beings? You people are so retarded. Leave people the fuck alone and let them do what they want to do, even if that involves shaking a digital baby.

  • New Zealand

    So no one has complained about the hundreds of games that involve killing other human beings? You people are so retarded. Leave people the fuck alone and let them do what they want to do, even if that involves shaking a digital baby.

  • Rw3kds

    I say just murder everyone involved with this app and everyone involved with child endangerment, abuse, child porn and prostitution and youth drug abuse. Kill them now. I wish we could wipe them all off of the face of the Earth and anyone who disagrees with me.

  • Enterthehunter

    my god
    its a fucking application on an iphone?
    i cant beleive people are going batshit crazy over this

    ITS NOT REAL!!!!
    sure its not in good taste but if YOU dont like it surely you should just shut the fuck up and get on with your life.
    jeeeez

  • Enterthehunter

    tl;dr

    shit happens

  • John Doe

    I disagree with you. HAY! let’s lock all the arrogant pricks in the world that think mass murder is the answer to everything! 

    Child abuse, Child porn, Prostitution, drug abuse and other crimes are a symptom of a bad society. not the cause.