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This article was published on February 26, 2012

    This hipster-optimised app wards off ghosts and saves pandas. But not really.

    This hipster-optimised app wards off ghosts and saves pandas. But not really.
    Nancy Messieh
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    Nancy Messieh

    Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

    We’ve gotten pretty used to the standard landing page for any new app. Hand holding a flashy iPhone displaying the app? Check. A list of all the ways this app is going to change your life forever? Check.

    At first glance, Yutuzo might look like a real app, but don’t be fooled. Take a closer look, and you’ll realise that it’s available on the “crApp store”, is great for scaring off ghosts, while also being hipster-optimised, and saves pandas. It also takes a swipe or two at social networking and the vintage filter-filled iPhoneography craze.

    Yutuzo is the handy work of a UK-based designer, who goes by the name Visual Idiot, and while hilarious, also actually takes the chance to plug a good cause. Clicking on the app store button takes you to the donation page of the anti animal cruelty charity, the RSPCA. (Yes, we clicked).

    Yutuzo | Check out the rest of Visual Idiot’s work over at Dribbble.