What's with all the shaving apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kas23, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. kas23 macrumors 603

    kas23

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    Interestingly, there has been a small explosion of shaver apps recently. In fact, kinda at the same time the fart apps started appearing. I wonder if Apple was holding back on these apps for a while and decided to release them at once - since a few of them have been showing up a day (not to the extent of the fart apps though).

    What interesting about this is that these shaving apps cannot possibly construed as offensive, like the fart apps. So why were they holding back on them. Was there a shift in the App Store policy to just let useless apps in (offensive or not)?

    http://www.appshopper.com/search/?search=shave
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    Supply and demand. Turns out there's lots and lots of money selling silly junk of "limited utility" for the iPhone, so everybody's developing like crazy before the $$$ land rush fades out. (Why? "There's a sucker born every minute.", W.C. Fields)

    Apple is allowing this because it makes money (they get a 30% cut), and generates lots of publicity. They might not have been sure before.

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  3. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

    KRAPPS

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    Agreed ... shaving apps, farting apps, tic-tac-toe apps, memory game apps ... honestly, most of these are just KRAPPS!
     

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