Poly student launches staring competition app

Barely four months after the release of his popular photography app Perfect Shot, Poly freshman John Meyer is back on the App Store.

This time, Meyer has launched an app that integrates the simplest of games with the technological possibilities of iPhones to create Staring Contest. The app is a product of his company TapMedia and is compatible with the iPhone, as well as the iPad and iPod Touch.

Staring Contest works by detecting elements on the user’s face and using it to create friendly competition. Using the front camera, two players battle each other in a virtual stare-off. The phone identifies the first player who blinks and proclaims a winner.

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