You shall not make for yourself a false iDol

February 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Or should that be a fully lowercase idol? If you’re so wrapped up in your new technology you haven’t got time to confess the answer may have arrived – in the form of the Roman Catholic-approved iPhone, iPod and iPad App ‘Confession’, available for the bargain price of £1.19.

Launch screen of iPhone

Launch screen of iPhone App Confession

The developers, Little iApps, have achieved fame by having the first app sanctioned by the church. They told Reuters they wanted everyone to have a “personalised examination of conscience”.

The religious user is led through the sacrament, a number of questions designed to help them keep track of their sins, and to help them prepare for the Rite of Penance. It also takes into account their sex, marital status and age.

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