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"It's not a good feeling when you realize that girl is a second cousin.
People may think it's funny, but (the app) is a necessity." The Islendiga-App — "App of Icelanders" — is an idea that may only be possible in Iceland, where most of the population shares descent from a group of 9th-century Viking settlers, and where an online database holds genealogical details of almost the entire population.
The app makes the data available to Icelanders on their mobile phones — and adds the anti-incest feature.
Currently available for Android phones, it has been downloaded almost 4,000 times since it was launched earlier this month.
The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related.
"Bump the app before you bump in bed," says the catchy slogan.
“This feature enables users to find out how two people are related by bumping two phones together and instantly seeing how those two are related.
A small, but much talked about feature is the loosely translated ‘Incest Prevention Alarm’ that users can enable through the options menu, which notifies the user if the person he’s bumping with is too closely related.”The app is proving popular.
However, Arnar is keen to point out that these are not all likely to be people seeking to prevent kissing their cousins.“In addition to the already available search function where you can search for and find out how you are related to any other Icelander, we added a birthday calendar to make sure you don’t forget your relative’s birthday.Sleeping with a relative is more of an issue in Iceland than most other territories due to the country’s small size—Iceland has just 320,000 residents, compared with more than 300 million people in the U.S.—as well as the lack of immigration and the peculiar way that surnames are constructed in the country.People are listed in the phone book by their first names in Iceland.One of the developers of the new app, Arnar Freyr Aðalsteinsson, explained: “Icelandic names differ from most current Western name systems as our surname reflects the immediate father (or in some cases mother) of the child and not the historic family lineage.