10 Strange But Real Apps

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If you’ve ever wanted a really weird app … well look no further. There are a lot of odd but interesting apps for your smartphone and tablet ranging across many genres. Want to milk a simulated cow? Want to share your bathroom habits with your friends? There’s an app for both those functions. Next time you find yourself bored, like really bored, then one of these apps might be something of interest.


10. S.M.T.H.

Google Play


S.M.T.H. stands for “Send Me To Heaven!” and is a self-proclaimed sports game. The object of the game is to see how high into the air you can throw your phone. That’s right. The higher you throw the phone, the higher your score, and the app compiles a World Top 10, Local Top 10 and other rankings so you can compare your score. The risk of destroying your device because of a strange app is all part of the fun — apparently.


9. Bristlr

App Store and Google Play


If you’re into beards, this dating app is for you. You can filter by the usual stuff, like age and location, but you can also search by bearded status. Over half a million people have connected with this app, strangely enough, but the user base isn’t as active as it used to be. Regardless, now there is finally an app for all those who are obsessed with beards.


8. Places I’ve Pooped

App Store

Places I’ve Pooped

Many businesses prevent the public from using their restrooms. That can be a problem, especially when you have to go No. 2 and can’t find a place to relieve yourself. This app provides a map and lets you drop a pin wherever you’ve gone to the bathroom. What makes things stranger is that there’s a social function, so you can also get notifications about where your friends are doing their business, too.


7. Enviro-Bear 2010

App Store and Google Play

Enviro-Bear 2010

This gaming app answers the age-old question of what bears do at campsites once they scare away the campers. Why, they get into the car and go for a joy ride, of course! In this app, you control a bear driving a car. Your objective is to eat the fish and berries tossed inside the cabin by your reckless driving, throw things out the sunroof if they don’t belong and head right into a cave when you’re ready to hibernate — you know, just like what real bears do. This app costs about $2.


6. RunPee

App Store and Google Play


Though this is another app centered on the theme of restrooms, this one’s actually rather useful. RunPee tells you when there’s a lull in a movie. Ever hear nature’s call in a movie theater only to come back and miss the huge twist? This app is here to ensure you never take a break during the movie’s big moment again.


5. Fake-An-Excuse

App Store


We’ve all been in situations where we had to get off the phone, but there was no excuse for a hasty exit. Now, with the Fake-An-Excuse app, you can make a quick retreat in a faux-polite way. The app is a collection of all kinds of sounds, from a vacuum cleaner to a wolf attack. Whatever situation you need, this app can play it over the phone for you. Now you can finally hang up, so long as you can explain how you fixed that busted pipe later.


4. Milk The Cow

App Store and Google Play

Milk The Cow

If you’ve ever wanted to milk a cow but have a critical lack of dairy farms nearby, this app was made for you. Milk The Cow is a cow-milking simulator (of course). This app is pretty straightforward, complete with leaderboards and multiplayer modes, as well as options for what kind of cow you want to milk, ranging from XXXL to a cyborg version and everything in between.


3. I am Bread

App Store and Google Play

I am Bread

So now that you have the cow-milking simulator, you’re probably wondering when the slice of bread simulator is coming out. Well, guess what? For just $5, you can play as a slice of bread on your device. You control the four corners of your bread slice with a mission to become toast. If you think this game sounds simple, it’s actually harder than it seems. I am Bread is definitely strange, but a lot of fun.


2. Pimple Popper

App Store and Google Play

Pimple Popper

This app is pretty simple — your objective is to pop some pimples. There are a variety of four different pimples and even some minigames to play in between. If you think Pimple Popper sounds gross, you’re not the only one. But just remember that there’s actually a following of this obsession, as evidenced by Dr. Pimple Popper’s YouTube channel and other online blogs.


1. Nothing

Google Play


It seems like there’s an app for everything these days. From games to dating to news, apps connect us with almost everything. Now, Chilango Labs has even made an app that does absolutely nothing. You may think there’s some secret to Nothing, but there are no tricks, no puzzles, no unusual amount of wait times for a special surprise. This app is just a blank screen that says the word Nothing right in the middle. Thankfully, it’s free. With more than 90,000 downloads and a four-star rating, they have to be doing something right.


Even Stranger Apps

People can be weird sometimes, and our technology is reflective of just how weird we can get. Apps are going to keep getting weirder, too. The moral of this story is that if you ever have a dumb idea for an app, go ahead and make it. Even if your idea is weirder than the ones on this list, you may be rolling in recognition — and possibly money if you charge for the app.

Kayla Matthews is a tech writer and productivity-obsessed Pittsburgher whose work has been featured on Digital Trends, The Week, VentureBeat, and others. When she’s not drinking coffee, she’s probably daydreaming about coffee. To see more of her work, check out Productivity Bytes or follow her on Twitter @KaylaEMatthews.


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Kayla Matthews is a tech writer and productivity-obsessed Pittsburgher whose work has been featured on Digital Trends, The Week, VentureBeat, and others. When she’s not drinking coffee, she’s probably daydreaming about coffee. To see more of her work, check out Productivity Bytes or follow her on Twitter @KaylaEMatthews.