Miteru Onna Yasakai (or "Watching Cute Girl" as stated on the official site. I take no responsibility for that translation) just debuted on the iTunes Store a few days ago. Start up the app, and you're greeted with a full screen picture of a cute girl. What does she do? She stares. Endlessly.
What's the point? Well, the idea is that working or studying under the watchful eye of a girl makes the user feel nervous, thus improving their work capabilities. Makes perfect sense, right?
I gave the app a try, and the reality is that I can't relax!
Having a cute girl in your peripheral visual, especially one who is staring right at you, makes it really hard to work and is really hard to get used to.
The girl also responds to sounds by changing her pose, and will randomly say short sounds to start up a conversation. I don't want a conversation! I'm trying to work!
I might be able to get more work done if I could change the mic sensitivity or the frequency of her reactions, but until then, I'm still going to be a bit wigged out.
A final note: the pictures are high resolution, so I recommend using the app with your iPad rather than your iPhone.
Translation by Jason Morgan