This is getting out of hand!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kwjohns, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    All these "one touch dialer apps" that end up in the app store is STUPID. Not only did it become ridiculous when it was different family members or different icons, but now names!

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    though i am a lil dissapointed they dont have a call jonathan lol
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I'm just glad that my app isn't in the Utilities category so it doesn't get drowned out by crap like that.
     
  4. Brien macrumors 68020

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  5. Surely Guest

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    This reminds me of two things:

    1. Those license plate keychains with names on them (that never have my name. I was always so disappointed as a kid).

    2. And Cheech & Chong:

    "Dave's not here man."

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  6. odelay macrumors 6502

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    I was just about to post about the same thing. This is driving me nuts. Why can't apple get a better hold of what getting released on the appstore. Yeah, there's over 10,000 apps on the appstore now, but how many of those are utter dross like this, and how many are actually of any use to the majority? :mad:

    I'm almost tempted to buy them all just to give them all 1-star ratings, and vent my fury a bit. Almost. ;)
     
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  8. akacaj macrumors regular

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    Well this just gave me a great idea but im not going to do it.

    Call God and when the user puts the phone to their ear a voice comes on, thank you for calling god please press 1 to continue in english. User presses one and then an indian guy comes on the phone!
     
  9. odelay macrumors 6502

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    LOL!. I love it! So true. :D
     
  10. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Almost as stupid as including an inline picture of a list of all of them. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Lockie macrumors newbie

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    I was also going to post about this. How on earth could this slip past Apple? A clear case of duplicate applications.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    whats sad is that developer had to pay 99/year per app right?
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    :D I'd buy it.

    Don't think so. It's $99 per year to be able to publish whatever you make I thought.
     
  14. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I never would have known they existed if not for this thread
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Pretty upset that my name isn't included. Maybe I'll create an app...:eek:
     
  16. KyPosey macrumors regular

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  17. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    there is so much crap now that its becoming impossible to find quality apps. i dont even bother surfing for apps anymore. i just check the "featured" "whats hot" and "top 25"
     
  18. return7 macrumors 6502

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    that's exactly why small companies like us have a harder time but i can understand why :(
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you're upset, and you have the time, contact Apple. They really should pull all these apps and cancel the developer's iTunes Connect.
     
  20. LiveForever macrumors 6502

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    agreed.

    What is apple playing at.

    Also I saw there is another email your position app as if twenty existing ones aren't enough.

    apple is devaluing the app store- its 99% garbage. As he said above I no longer look at apps just look at this forum for any news of good apps.
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I don't really see the point of these apps either.
     
  22. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Maybe having Apple screen store entries was a good idea afterall? But alas, the loud minority of "web 2.0 elite" had to keep shouting until Apple had no other option but to allow pretty much any piece of junk into the store and ruin it for the rest of us...
     
  23. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    apple is playing a numbers game like google does to say how many pages they Have indexed.
     

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