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Monday, June 27, 2011

New Israeli Android app does...nothing

A new app by an Israeli software developer named Nir Yaniv does...nothing.

It costs 99 cents.

From its description:
How many times have you paid nothing and got something back? Now we offer you a unique opportunity: pay something and get Nothing back!

This application does absolutely Nothing. By purchasing it you will help us prove that Nothing is indeed worth Something!

One reviewer gave it five stars:

This is the best App I ever got. It does exactly what it promised to do! Nothing!!!

Due to its success, the developer came out with Nothing Pro,for $9.00:
This is a PRO version of our the NOTHING application! It is lighter in size, easier on both the memory and the CPU, and it does Nothing way more smoothly and efficiently than the regular consumer version.

DISCALIMER: THIS APPLICATION REALLY DOES NOTHING AT ALL.
It is indeed much smaller and more efficient - only 13k, as opposed to the 500k of the regular version.

You can read an interview with the developer in Hebrew on YNet, where he reveals plans for an iPhone version of Nothing.

I think that we can expand on this concept. for example, a deluxe edition of Nothing that shows:

  • Every Palestinian Arab concession since 1988
  • Every example of Mahmoud Abbas' "moderation"
  • Every Palestinian Arab "human rights group" that calls for an unconditional release of Gilad Shalit
  • Every benefit that a Palestinian Arab state would bring to the world
  • Every mention of Jerusalem in the Koran
  • How important Jerusalem was considered to the Arab world between 1949 and 1967
  • How much the PA has reduced incitement on TV since Oslo
There could be a whole series of Nothing apps!