GottaGo promises to bail you out of those sticky situations

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in iPhone edited January 2014
You may find yourself in some awkward situations in life, and GottaGo by Windy Studios ($1.99, App Store) has set out to help you escape by making it seem as if your iPhone has an incoming call. It's quite self explanatory.



Upon launch, GottaGo displays options to set how long before you're "called". A list of settings can alter who the incoming call is coming from (the default rather amusingly set as "Mother"), and from which one of their phones. It also asks whether you'd like the phone to vibrate and offers a sizeable list of fake ringtones to choose from.



The deception goes into alarming detail, with the fake phone call screen serving as a facsimile of an incoming iPhone call, and all the familiar phone controls appearing when the call is answered (though in this version you're unable to decline a fake call -- a dark reminder that there is no turning back now). After that, you're left to your own devices and to carry out an imaginary conversation.



Windy Studios says there's an upgrade is in the pipeline to provide even more realistic details, such as a custom home screen, a selection of carrier names, and the option to hide the countdown from view (to name but a few.)



And if creating imaginary phonecalls wasn't enough, GottaGo is also available for the iPod Touch, allowing non-iPhone owners to deceive themselves. More screenshots after the jump.





Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    If you need to use this app, you have sugar free jello for a backbone and an imaginary set of testicles. Lordy, people -- what happened to good old fashioned honesty and integrity? This kind of nonsense enables weak minded people to continue to de-evolved back into rodents.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Wow this app is great!
  • Reply 3 of 4
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Nice! What's weak-minded about making a situation (social escape) less hurtful for someone else? Even the poster above does that all the time in various ways. This is one way to do that.



    Obviously you can have your "integrity" and say, "I don't like you, and one of us has to leave now." But that's not how "evolved" humans behave. We occasionally spare someone's feelings, and it's not about "honesty."



    Plus this app is hilarious
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nagromme View Post


    Nice! What's weak-minded about making a situation (social escape) less hurtful for someone else? Even the poster above does that all the time in various ways. This is one way to do that.



    Obviously you can have your "integrity" and say, "I don't like you, and one of us has to leave now." But that's not how "evolved" humans behave. We occasionally spare someone's feelings, and it's not about "honesty."



    Plus this app is hilarious



    I don't recall the name, but there's a web service out there that does the same thing, only it actually calls your phone, and then gives you prompts of what to say so that it seems like you're really on a phone call with a live human being. What's the advantage to this app...I suppose that if it's done right you can discreetly hit the app button without having had to plan the escape out in advance?
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