Another "I am rich" App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kas23, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Looks like we have another super expensive "I am rich" app. Funny how such an expensive app has such a small, lacking description:

    http://appshopper.com/productivity/multi-lingua

    Even by going to the developers website, no addition information is given. The website looks like a five year-old made it. Clearly a scam. It's sad Apple lets scams like this through, but useful apps are kept out.
     
  2. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, really. What happened to apple's stringent approval policies? I guess they'll approve any scam or POS app that stays within SDK regulations.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the reviewers don't see the app price.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    This is why they should put like a report button up on the app page. This is just ridiculous. I bet there is nothing in the app itself.
     
  5. kas23 thread starter macrumors 603

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    You're probably right. If this was legit, you would think they would offer more than one lousy screen shot. C'mon one screen shot showing some stupid globe? I would agree that the reviewers must not see the price, otherwise Apple is just as guilty as the developer.
     
  6. waterlou macrumors newbie

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    actually the price can be change anytime after apple reviewed the app.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    What is the purpose of this app?

    Sounds like a Dictionary dot com web page with an app front end.

    So if you are traveling and you type in a phrase in English for example it will translate it to another language such as Japanese for example.

    Definitely not a professional web site.

    Curious.
     
  8. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I can barely use the App Store anymore because it's so filled with crap like this. :rolleyes:
     
  9. kas23 thread starter macrumors 603

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    There's also plenty of other apps that can translate for you and they don't even rely on an internet connection. But, most importantly, they are $0.99 or even free.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You get what you pay for. With many languages, they are terrible for the most part.

    Since this one is based upon web page access, it could be a high end translator. Although I doubt it after looking at the web page.

    Note, I am not saying this app is good or bad. We simply do not know enough to make that call. I believe that it is probably a bogus app.
     
  11. icedmocha macrumors regular

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    x2. I stopped visiting. It is filled with crap.
     
  12. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    Hats off to Apple. They reject apps like Podcaster because it duplicates the stock app functionality and approve crap like this!!
     
  13. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Well it's not available in the UK store. (or at least, not when I look for it)
     
  14. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose it's a good thing that crap stuff like this isn't 'duplicating functionality'... :p
     
  15. Rmurphy36 macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone go to the Luna web site from the App store, it is an adult web site warning.
     
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  17. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    1.) Wasn't the stock app that was being duplicated
    2.) Podcaster was recently approved under a new name (Rss Player)
     
  18. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    well, new name and annoying new functionality. As an RSS player it's a harmless app that plays audio from RSS feeds, instead of specifically podcasts. But the only way to enter new feeds is by hand <_<
    Nate
     
  19. XCool macrumors newbie

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    I posted about this yesterday noon (my local time) over at my site.

    When I came home in the evening, both app name and description has been changed. App renamed to Handy Book, while in the description, gorgeous interface was out. The author also admitted that the app is still in beta.

    The so-called 'gorgeous' user interface has been reuploaded. Now it shows a notebook instead of a crystal globe.

    And yes, if you click on the support page from within iTunes, you get a warning about adult content. Gasp!

    I've also submitted this to Digg (http://digg.com/apple/HandyBook_iPhone_App_Going_at_999_99) :D
     
  20. kas23 thread starter macrumors 603

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    They can change their screenshots and name all they want now. This app is still a piece of garbage and an out-right scam. It's too bad this is still on app store after days of (negative) attention.
     
  21. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Here's a scam idea. Sell an app with pictures of some HD games under the games section :p.
     
  22. ayasin macrumors 6502

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    Meh, I prefer to let the free market take care of these things. No one in their right mind is going to pay $1000 for a front end to google translate and no harm is coming from ignoring this app. I actually prefer that Apple let people put up whatever they like and then let the market decide rather than getting into the business of judging what may or may not be "good enough" to be in the store. That's a very slippery slope.
     
  23. kas23 thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's perfectly fine, but if Apple is going to let the free market decide, then let us decide. Although this App has no relation to other apps, if Allows crap like this in, they should let everything into the App Store (as long as it doesn't bring down networks or brick your phone). There are plenty of extremely useful apps in the "review process" that Apple has refused to allow into the App Store, but they don't hesitate to allow scams in. Let the free market decide what is worth having on their phone. Let's also remember, if someone buys this app, not only does the developer profit off someone's misfortune, but Apple does too. That's sad.
     
  24. RyanKubo macrumors newbie

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    I just Dugg It
     
  25. queshy macrumors 68040

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    clearly a scam.

    why approve something like this?
     

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