A riot in your hand? It appears that’s now possible thanks to TinyRiot. I’ve not seen an app like it but essentially it’s a kind of stress relief tool that also produces some fascinating results.

Upon loading the app, users simply hold their iOS device tightly and shake it with all their might. As the user shakes it, noise and music comes out to invoke some satisfaction. While doing that, it also records the entire thing via the camera while flashing a light around too. Essentially, it’s a mini rave in your iOS device. Once something has been created, users can then upload their production to YouTube for all to see.

It’s absolutely bizarre, certainly as bizarre as the summary makes it out to be. It’s also quite cool though. It does somehow relieve stress a little, or at least make its users laugh at the absurdity. It’s from a Japanese developer, Qosmo, who explains that TinyRiot was created as a way of relieving frustration after the terrible earthquakes in Japan which makes a heck of a lot of sense.

If this kind of thing sounds compelling, TinyRiot is out now priced at $0.99. It works with all iOS devices but works best with the iPhone 4.

Check out the video below to see how it works.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-01 :: Category: Entertainment

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