Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2010, 06:41
You have an iPhone and that’s fine, but bears still roam through America’s forests, eager to eat you and your iPhone.
ScareBear Trail Companion is an iPhone app that replicates the sounds of bells, clapping, and rocks in a tin can which could help scare bears from your path before you even encounter them. Should you happen to come across a bear immune to these charms and wards, ScareBear Trail Companion still has you covered – in an emergency, you can use the app to sound an emulated air horn, which may terrify the creature and send it scurrying away.
While this isn’t guaranteed to save your life, it’s designed for the iPhone user who fears being eaten by bears (which we all should on one level or another).
ScareBear Trail Companion retails for US$0.99 and requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later to install and run.