[QODLink]
Europe

Iceland app prevents accidental incest

App taps into country's database to see if two potential romantic partners could be closely related.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 20:51
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

A new Icelandic app will allow potential romantic partners to check if their relationship could be a social embarrassment.

In a small country like Iceland, where almost everybody is distantly related, entering a relationship can be a risky business.

A group of University of Iceland students developed the app that emits a warning sound if you are about to commit a social blunder.

Users can simply bump their phones together and the app taps into a database of residents and their family trees dating back to 1,200 years.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Reykjavik.

95

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
President Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with money and military aid on his mind, analysts say.
Early players in private medicine often focused on volume over quality, turning many Chinese off for-profit care.
Al Jazeera asked people across Scotland what they think about the prospect of splitting from the United Kingdom.
Blogger critical of a lack of government transparency faces defamation lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
join our mailing list