Ugly Meter app
An iPhone app which takes your picture - Ugly Meter iPhone app reaches top of the charts by rating your face, and then tells you on a scale of 1 to 10 how ugly you are - has gone to the top of the app charts.Ugly Meter scans the contours of your face, before rating your appearance and coming back with stinging barbs such as: ‘You’re so ugly, you could make a glass eye cry'.
The app, which sells for 59p in the App store, uses an on-screen grid to help the user line up the picture for best results and, moments after the picture is snapped the app’s caustic judgment is displayed on the screen.And this is one game in which no-one wants to score a perfect 10.
For three weeks it sat at the top of the Chinese charts, happily dishing out ratings to those who dared.The developers say they have made more than half a million dollars on the app - admitting it made $80,000 in just a single day after it was mentioned on the Howard Stern radio show in the U.S.A shy British crowd has elected not to spend any coppers on the app - it does not appear in the Top 200 UK apps.
Some of the app's taglines include: 'Met someone new? Scan their face to find out how ugly they are', and 'When your friends won't tell you the truth, the Ugly Meter will'.
Eugene Overline, one of the creators said: 'It’s just a game - it’s definitely not meant to be taken seriously.'
But not everyone agrees.
Mother-of-two Samantha Miller, from the same town as app developers Dapper Gentlemen, told news site KmiaTV that she didn't want anyone taking pictures of her children - or telling them they look anything other than beautiful.
She said: 'It's tough enough being a kid - and now a phone can tell you how you look?'
Cheryl Cole is widely considered beautiful, but she only rated half-marks at 4.2, while David Cameron beat Brad Pitt in the looks department.Dannii Minogue also scored a very uncomplimentary 9.8 out of 10.
The Ugly Meter was rather more complimentary about Angelina Jolie, who scored an almost-perfect 2 out of ten, which earned her the admiring praise: 'You're so hot you make the sun jealous.'
And while Brad suffered the first indignity of losing to Cameron, he can also be upset with his score - an uninspiring 8 out of 10.