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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by funrush, Jun 17, 2009.
Dear Apple, 'Things' is not shockingly violent or sexually explicit.
Apple didn't put the rating the Dev did.
Happens with Craigsearch too.
I got that on Shazam lol
i got it on Shazam too
gotta be careful these days
Shazam is doing it as well.
It's to check if over 17 year olds can spell "weird".
Apple seems full of lawyers.
Now we can see what their future voice recognition will be used for...
"John Spartan, you are fined one credit for a violation of the verbal morality statute!"
Uh-oh, I hit yes, but I'm 15, not 17. Can I get arrested?
Haha, just kidding
It's the Parental Controls stuff. So if Parents want block apps for certain age groups they can.
But this Things and Shazam aren't explicit, in any sense of the word. You might as well apply this to the Notes application because you can type a swear word in it.
I wonder if this is a default that happens if the Dev doesn't specify the rating. i.e. assume without any rating to make the default as blocked rather than allowed by parental controls. Probably will get less complaints from people actually using the controls.
Those not using the controls just see a notice and click through it.
Of course the problem is a kid shouldn't have to be 17 or older to use Shazam or Things. And if their parents puts a control on it, then they can't use it.
Some song titles may have vulgarity, or since there are links to get the song in Shazam, kids could get it I guess. Pointless if you ask me, if kids want to look up bad things, they will regardless of attempts to stop them.
I don't disagree with this, especially as both I have kids, and I still remember being one...
However if someone is going to make a feature like Parental Controls they probably should make it work out of the box in a way that Parents who will use it will expect. I mean really, what is the point of a Parental Control interface if a dev just has to not rate their app to get around it completely? (Of course you would think the store approval process would catch this, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were just as many 'wrong' approvals as there are 'wrong' rejected that we hear about here like the NIN app).
And they did warn developers at WWDC to make sure to update their apps with ratings. Or was it when the previous beta to the GM build came out?