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Deadline App Uses HealthKit To Predict Your Death

31/10/2014 09:01 GMT | Updated 31/10/2014 09:59 GMT

Deadline is an app designed to do one thing: terrify you into living a healthier life by showing you when you'll die.

How does it work? Well this is the unsettling bit: as well as the usual quiz questions it actually uses Apple's HealthKit data.

So while it's reportedly the same normal algorithm that you'll find in most of these death prediction apps - when were you born? do you smoke, etc etc - it is actually using some credible sources to figure out the date from which your toes will point up.

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Where Deadline sets itself apart from the competition is how it keeps you informed beacuse lo and behold, this app takes full advantage of iOS 8.1 by using a widget.

That's right, every time you pull down the notification centre you're going to be greeted with the world's worst countdown clock.

Of course there is a glimmer of hope. Because the app uses the HealthKit data you can actually change that date by living a healthier life. Start running, eat more fruit and you'll start to see it change. Well that's something at least.