There are times in our life when we have to pretend to be sick.
However, as we are not all natural born actors/actresses, it is not easy to pretend illness while talking on a phone. In addition, fake awkward coughs will hurt your throat.
Sickfeign is an app which will be of help in such a case.
To use, activate the app, and it will display the "cough button" as in the pictures above. You can produce a coughing sound by tapping the button or shaking the device. It is also possible to make it react to your voice.
Put the device near your mouth when you talk on a phone. It randomly produces various kinds of coughs so that the person over the phone thinks they are real.
One regrettable drawback is, however, you have to prepare another device to make a phone call. Although you can launch the app while using the phone function of the device, the coughing sounds cannot be properly heard by the person you are talking to.
It has plenty of settings options. You can set the harshness of coughs from three levels: "light", "normal" or "heavy". But "heavy" sounds as if you are dying, so take care when you choose it.
It is also possible to choose gender. Well, then, can I use it to enjoy cute female coughs?
So I set the gender to "woman", and tapped and tapped, but... it isn't cute at all. On the contrary, it just made me worry and I began to feel sick myself...
It is a joke app, but if you are bad at feigning illness, it might be useful.
Device Used: htc Desire HD (001HT)
Publisher: KAYAC Inc.
Last Updated: 10/11/2011
Price: 198 yen
Compatibility: Android OS 2.1 or higher
Translation by Ryota Kasai