Hire a Hooker? There's an app for that.

Summary:Commercial adult Web sites and applications live on, including one that's getting ready to debut its first iPhone application.

Don't ask me how "Leading sugar dating website, SugarSugar, managed to gets its SugarSugar Dating App through Apple's Puritan application wall, but the company claims that it's "an innovative mobile application for locating singles interested in the 'sugar' lifestyle'" will be out on June 1st.

OK. And, what the heck is a "sugar" lifestyle. I'm glad you asked. According to the site, it's "for generous men looking to spoil, and dynamic women looking for financial support with bills, or who just need some excitement in life!" Ah., OK, prostitution in other words. Or, I suppose you could look it as a try-out system for would-be mistresses.

There's nothing new about the world's oldest profession being online. Sure, over-zealous prosecutors managed to chase Craigslist out of the adult services business. So what? I see that another online classified ad site, Backpage, is now offering adult services ads. Anyone want to bet me that if Backpage is hammered in the same way Craigslist was there will be yet another online general purpose ad site with adult services ads up and running before the day is out?

And, of course, there's AshleyMadison, the infamous or well-known depending on how you look at it, site for married people to find others to have affairs with. Yes, there is an app for AshleyMadison.

But, to the best of my knowledge there's never been an app. for escorts before. The company claims that "The new, location-based app is designed to provide Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies with a quick, effective and discreet way to locate one another as they go about their every-day lives."

Boy, doesn't that put everyone's worries about Apple's Locationgate mess into a whole new light! Congress, given the record of politicians and women of negotiable virtue should pay particular attention.

The company claims that "The SugarSugar Dating App will be available for download on June 1st through SugarSugar.com and iTunes, and will be compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices. The app will use GPS technology to instantly identify those seeking 'mutually beneficial' arrangements within the user's vicinity. After 'checking in, the application will map out the profiles of nearby members. Users will be able to trade stats, show photos or send messages to arrange an effortless rendezvous."

I should have seen this coming. Location-based software plus smartphone plus lust equals this application. And, all the efforts of police, outraged prosecutors seeking election to a higher office, and even Apple won't be able to stop it.

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Topics: Apple

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications... Full Bio

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