App Store spam

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tonez, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. tonez macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
  2. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Right behind you
    Haha ya that's not going to do much. Maybe complain to Apple?
  3. tonez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    nah, not going to do anything whether i type it here or to Apple. Just a quick rant because I was looking at Lifestyle recent releases and had to scroll through about 30 of their "apps"...
  4. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    wow that's crazy.

    surprised they don't have alphabet applications in the education section. Each letter sold separately
  5. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    I totally agree. :eek: All their apps have only like one single useless function and cost a buck each. "Burger Lover"?! "Bored in Meeting?"?! "DialTextEmail "Escort Service"?! (OK, I made that one up) :D But freakin' seriously! Then come the 5,000 pages of all the "Note To ___ " apps!!! There are plenty of REAL apps that can do everything all 180 of these do and aren't as retarded. :rolleyes:
  6. KRAPPS macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2008
    Oh come on now ... they do have Where's The Bathroom KRAPPS! :D
  7. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    i think its funny that they all show the same screenshot
  8. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    I see no reason to blame them, first off, some clown is out there paying for this crap, otherwise they wouldn't spend the time making all these. As someone who's put a few apps up, I can tell you no matter how small the app, it's still a "process" and isn't fast.
  9. tonez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Lack of creativity and a general disregard for the app store come to mind
  10. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2007
    It is really annoying. It's getting to be too much to weed through all the crappy apps out there too. There are so many different versions of same thing. I can't even be bothered anymore. The only way i pick up a new app now is through Youtube reviews. Subscribe to a few reviewers and go by that.
  11. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    I agree with the latter, but the former logic would mean you condone spam and junk mail heartily.
  12. kilobytedump macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    opticalserenity is right. It aint no easy task to get an app up there. The process is quite long and painful (I have 3 up there)

    Still I agree that this is takin the piss. They're knocking other apps off the first page and killing sales.
  13. floob macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
  14. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    Why doesn't Apple stop all this sh*t from getting into the AppStore? It's horrible.

  15. brianscook macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    I wish I had known...

    I should know better after being in the IT field for a long time, but I assumed that the apps with high ratings were going to be safe dice. I download a game for iPhone three days ago, and every day since then I have been getting spam from fake online-pharmacy companies every 45 minutes or so.

    Apparently Apple doesn't really cares about what's going on in the app store, or what the apps are doing. Either that, or someone at Apple is selling email address lists to phishers and scammers. :mad:
  16. LifeInLoFi macrumors member


    Sep 2, 2010
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    There's a lot of App Store Spam in the photo apps section as well (of which I might have a vested interest), although maybe not 15 pages worth.

    One developer I've been following is ideveloperslab. They've released a bunch of mediocre photo apps under their brand, as well as a bunch under several umbrella brands. The apps all have similar quality (or lack of) and functionality in many cases.

    App Spam undermines the confidence people have in the App Store, especially if someone new to iPhone gets burned by crap apps. They also, in many cases, use up valuable chart slots, stealing rankings from more worthwhile apps.

    Just my $0.02....


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