AniWeather - What happened to it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iFerd, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a weather application called AniWeather a few weeks ago. It seems to have vanished from the App Store. Does anyone here know for sure what happened to it? I liked it for its one-screen simplicity and nice appearance and animations, but I would also have liked to have access to weather maps eventually. Nothing happened to update it, and sometime since I bought it, it disappeared.
     
  2. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I did some sleuthing...

    I went to www.MobClix.com, clicked on Application Rankings, and searched for aniweather. it appears to have disappeared after Jan 21.

    http://www.mobclix.com/appstore/1/app/301252263

    From there, I got the developer's name, Chris Miles, and googled his name and aniweather, and got this

    http://aniweather.rustyredwagon.com

    which shows some apps, including iSlots, which I have and like. You could go to that listing in iTunes to contact the developer. Interestingly, www.rustyredwagon.com goes to Melanie Miles' craft sales. Family business/domain!
     
  3. iFerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice detective work! Thanks.

    Edit: The web site that the App Store takes you to from the support link takes you to a web site with four applications, but no way to contact the developer.
     
  4. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Below the website, in the Appstore, isn't there a 'support' email?
    Regardless, I think it should be info@RustyRedWagon.com
     
  5. iFerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is a link for support for the developer's other apps in the App Store, if that is what you mean. Clicking that takes you to a web site that describes the application and has several screen shots, but there is no way there to make personal contact.

    As you mentioned earlier in the thread, rustyredwagon.com is a commercial web site connected to another business. The contact name there has a different first name and the same last name as the developer, Chris Miles. I tried sending email to that address.
     
  6. josephz2va macrumors newbie

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    My two theories

    One: Everyone complained about bugs so he scrapped it
    Two: He was contacted by HTC representatives and was forced to take it off or go to court and fight for his copyright infringement.
     
  7. iFerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to tie this in a bow - I never received a reply from the address at rustyredwagon.com.
     

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