"Are you still hiding yo' wives, hiding yo' kids and hiding yo' husbands?" asks Antoine Dodson of bed intruder fame, oblivious to the fact he's using his sister's misfortune to shill this $2.49 sex offender augmented reality app.
It may sound like a joke, but the app is real and actually works. Well, I assume it works - I haven't downloaded it myself - but developer BeenVerified.com has used its background checker database as the basis for the augmented reality app, which displays red dots when in the proximity of known sex offenders' locations.
5 per cent of the sales are being donated to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), and the app's available for both iPhone ($2.49) and Android (~$2.01). You'd have to be pretty paranoid to download it, but I guess for some it's a valuable tool to add to their apps-toolbox if they're concerned about some neighbours. [App via The Daily What via Gawker TV]