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Drone strike app rejected by Apple (VIDEO)


A screengrab from a video on Josh Begley's US drone strike app Drones+.

Looking for a quick way to know when someone is killed by a US drone strike? No, there's not an app for that.

At least, not yet.

Developer Josh Begley has come up with the program, but tells Wired that Apple has rejected it three times -- each time for diffrerent reasons.

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In the latest rejection letter, Apple told Begley his Drones+ app was "crude and objectionable."

But Begley doesn't see what the fuss is all about.

The app sends users a notice when someone is killed by a US drone strike using a database compiled by Britain’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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There are no grisly images of corpses, just a pushpin on a map denoting the location of the strike, according to Begley.

Users can then click through to any media reports of the strike and facts about whom the media thinks it targeted, Wired reported.

Begley isn't sure if he'll submit his app a fourth time.

“If the content is found to be objectionable, and it’s literally just an aggregation of news, I don’t know how to change that,” Begley told Wired.

Apple was unable to comment on the app, according to Wired.