MEanderthal App is So Easy a Caveman Can Do It


Look like the distant family relatives… the really distant ones from the Stone Age! The “MEanderthal” App is a picture and identity converter from the Smithsonian Institution, and it is packed with information for the user’s bio.

This free application for the iPhone is simple, impactful and really fun. The Smithsonian uses its knowledge to morph the iPhone user into a prehistoric Neanderthal type figure, complete with picture and background data.

Simply take, or choose someone’s photo. Then utilize the intuitive touchscreen controls to slightly move and scale the face in the pic to the “MEanderthal” App mold on the screen.

Once the photo is ready then the user has to choose which specific species to join: there is the male and female Homo floresiensis (from 95,000 to 17,000 years ago), the male and female Homo neanderthalensis (from 200,000 to 28,000 years ago) and the male Homo heidelbergensis (from 700,000 to 200,000 years ago).

Now if you want to talk about a stunning and shocking result of the “MEanderthal” App, the user’s picture takes on the chosen cave man type and the form is accompanied by great insight into the persona. The same face that one knows well, from the mirror, is transformed into a Neanderthal form, with big brow and nose, and the Homo floresiensis’s brain is described as, “a third of the size of modern humans…but you make tools, control fire…and your small size helps you survive on an island of limited resources.” Wow!

IMPULSIVE Review Grade: A

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