They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but now it could be in the palm of your hand. A new iPhone app uses facial recognition software to determine how attractive you are.
On Monday, the Ugly Meter app bumped Angry Birds off the number one spot for the most popular app. It's even been number one in China - and was created by a couple of guys from Gilbert.
"It wasn't just made up, like, 'Hey this is what I think is beautiful,'" said co-creator Jo Overline. "It's published math behind how it's calculated." The app uses those facts, such as how far apart your eyes are and how big your nose is, to rank your beauty on a scale of 0 to 100; 100 is hot, 0 is not. And the app tells you why you rank a certain way. It took Gilbert native Overline and his partner about a year to develop Ugly Meter Pro, the $4.99 version that uses facial recognition software to determine how attractive you are.
"Brad Pitt got a 91," Overline said. "Jay Leno got an 11..."