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Obama Trampoline banned from Apple's App Store

App seen to ridicule US politicians

Apple has refused to sell a game for the iPhone in which Barack Obama and other US political figures bounce on a trampoline.

By moving the handset up and down, players of the Obama Trampoline game can control how high the politicians, also including Sarah Palin and a trouserless Bill Cinton, jump. Users can even make the characters pop balloons hanging from the ceiling.

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However, Apple has blocked the game from its App Store. It has not given a reason for its decision, but it has previously banned apps that "ridicule public figures".

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Patrick Alphonso of Swamiware, creator of the app, told Wired: "We were really expecting it to be in the store. It's a cartoonish look on them, but it's not out there to ridicule them".

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