Although there have been similar (now banned) apps before, a new app called FaceKandi has been approved and made available on Apple’s App Store. The app uses FaceTime to connect you with real, live people to chat and make friends, although we suspect it will be used for less innocent purposes.
The new app is designed for the iPhone 4 and fourth-gen iPad touch, and doesn’t sport an interfaced designed for the iPad. According to the developer, Steve Stratford, it protects the identity of the user by not storing or providing any info, even your FaceTime ID.
The app, which is available now for just $0.99, has received a rating of 4+, meaning apple does not consider it to have objectionable material. Like it’s inspiration, ChatRoulette, however, this is likely to change, and I give it at most a couple of weeks before it becomes plagued with people showing themselves off in a very non-4+ sort of way.
How long do you give it before this app is banned? As for me, I’d be surprised to see it survive until OS X Lion is released. If you want to try it out (for just $0.99), head on over to the App Store. Your thoughts? As always, sound off in the comments!