And this is why I like Apples process of accepting apps...


eawmp1

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While the open platform of Android has the increased potential of malware, there have been some security vulnerabilities in iOS apps as well.
 

HacKage

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Apple's process of accepting apps is just outright daft sometimes. There is absolutely no consistency, apps get knocked back for a variety of different reasons while others get through and you think how?! Of course the Android side is open for malware, but as said above, iOS has had it's fair share of scares.
 

DoFoT9

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I don't care about open nearly as much as I care about good.
good is, well obviously good - but i hate the fact that there is SO MUCH repitition of poor quality apps. say if i want a twitter app. they are everywhere, and most are really terrible..

i wish there was quality control for usefulness/redundancy of apps :p
 

anjinha

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good is, well obviously good - but i hate the fact that there is SO MUCH repitition of poor quality apps. say if i want a twitter app. they are everywhere, and most are really terrible..

i wish there was quality control for usefulness/redundancy of apps :p
Then people would complain about Apple's control even more.
 

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My son *had* an Android phone that he was having some problems with. The first thing tech support told him was to remove all of the apps to see if that helped. "Open" can be good, but it can also be a double edged sword. My son now has an iPhone. BTW, I'm not the one buying him phones, he's an adult. :)
 
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eawmp1

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good is, well obviously good - but i hate the fact that there is SO MUCH repitition of poor quality apps. say if i want a twitter app. they are everywhere, and most are really terrible.
I am sure all the Android apps will be of significantly higher quality than the iOS apps.

"Good" refers to the iOS/hardware integration. I can pick through a lot of chaff to get the wheat as long as my experience is "good".
 

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I think it's an absolute shame Apple don't tighten their quality control a bit. There are so, sooo many terrible apps and games on the App store.
I've had to jump through hoops to get my games ready for Steam. But look over the library there - nothing but thousands of good (50%+ rated) games. I'd appreciate a higher level of quality control on the App store.
 

dscuber9000

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Yeah, I definitely prefer Apple's method of controlling the store so there isn't anything malicious, data-infringing, or something that could later be killed in an update. Is Apple's a perfect screener? No, but it's better than having to wait for a problem to happen, then have Google remove it after the fact IMO.
 

DoFoT9

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Then people would complain about Apple's control even more.
eh - you come to expect it these days :cool:

I am sure all the Android apps will be of significantly higher quality than the iOS apps.
i think thats an overly bold statement to make

"Good" refers to the iOS/hardware integration. I can pick through a lot of chaff to get the wheat as long as my experience is "good".
sure, the review system does help in this regard - as do the comments, but i find them normally inaccurate anyway.

I think it's an absolute shame Apple don't tighten their quality control a bit. There are so, sooo many terrible apps and games on the App store.
I've had to jump through hoops to get my games ready for Steam. But look over the library there - nothing but thousands of good (50%+ rated) games. I'd appreciate a higher level of quality control on the App store.
right - apps below a certain % could have a review every few months or something to that effect. sometimes i wouldnt mind a "this app can be deleted" button built into AppStore :rolleyes:
 

Justinz

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yea it has it goods and its badd about how apple processes the programs..
Also i am lucky i didnt download one of those programs on my phone. Thanks for the link!
 

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I wish Apple would just use its authority to remove apps that are unsafe to use or download. Leave the market to decide which apps are good, and which are not. I'll decide which Sudoku apps, cooking/recipe apps, and games are worth downloading and keeping, and will voice my opinion with the rating and review system. I don't want them to determine the appropriate number of music apps, platform games, or even fart apps on the market. I know people want only high quality apps on the market, as do I. I just want hundreds of real people to decide rather than 1 or 2 Apple employees.

If that's what Google was doing, they'd have a better App processing system. Unfortunately, Apple still have the better system.....as flawed as it is.
 

anjinha

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I think it's an absolute shame Apple don't tighten their quality control a bit. There are so, sooo many terrible apps and games on the App store.
I've had to jump through hoops to get my games ready for Steam. But look over the library there - nothing but thousands of good (50%+ rated) games. I'd appreciate a higher level of quality control on the App store.
I wish Apple would just use its authority to remove apps that are unsafe to use or download. Leave the market to decide which apps are good, and which are not. I'll decide which Sudoku apps, cooking/recipe apps, and games are worth downloading and keeping, and will voice my opinion with the rating and review system. I don't want them to determine the appropriate number of music apps, platform games, or even fart apps on the market. I know people want only high quality apps on the market, as do I. I just want hundreds of real people to decide rather than 1 or 2 Apple employees.
My point exactly. Whatever Apple does they can't please everyone. Some people want more control, some people want less.