The Same App, repackaged with a different name

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by braddick, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    Eventually new ideas will be slim for iPhone apps, but I thought this possible trend is interesting.
    Take an older app such as [app]Imaginary Pet Horse[/app] and simply rename it, [app]iUnicorn[/app].

    I've seen other examples, but this one is funny as there are no unicorns contained within the second app whatsoever.

    Edited to add:
    I just noticed they appear to be two different developers so the second pretty much ripped-off the first.
     
  2. lllll macrumors regular

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    LOL

    a bad app copying another bad app, genius! :(
     
  3. Pika macrumors 68000

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    There's another ripoff:

    [app]Download Manager[/app] by VTechnology vs [app]Download Manager Pro[/app] by DYSoftware
     
  4. lllll macrumors regular

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    yea, that's what I would call "The first App Scam" :eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    It's the same developer. If you read the description on the Pro app, it clearly states an update of their Download Manager app was rejected 3 times, so they submitted the Pro as a new app. Under a different developer name is beyond me.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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