*** This is a Proxy Rant. A small rant delivered on Brandon’s behalf while he is unable to get to a post editor. It’s a subject that both of us find appalling though. In fact, I just did a similar post last night on the ridiculous 30 ‘DaysTo’ apps. Do you need to have a […]
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Why Pay for One Speed Dial App If You Can Pay for 26 Instead???


*** This is a Proxy Rant. A small rant delivered on Brandon’s behalf while he is unable to get to a post editor. It’s a subject that both of us find appalling though. In fact, I just did a similar post last night on the ridiculous 30 ‘DaysTo’ apps.

Do you need to have a quick, easy speed dial icon to call Ashley, or Christopher, Jessica, or one of the other 26 names currently offered by the ‘Call One Name’ series of apps? If you do, you don’t want to be able to use one application to meet your speed dialing needs right? You’d far rather have to get 26 apps for your 26 individual names, and pay $0.99 for every single one I bet 🙁

How stupid is this getting for the App Store? I mean, this developer has put out Twenty-freakin-Six apps already, each associated with ONE first name. There are a whole lot of names not yet covered. Dozens, hundreds, I don’t know. Is Apple going to allow 100 apps in this ‘series’??? And let the ‘born every minute’ folks out there pay $100 and litter their Home screens with this stuff?

Oh, and perhaps the stupidest little irony on this particular set of ‘apps’: they are located in the ‘Utilities’ section. Unbelievable. So we’ll head to a section intended to be full of useful items, and have to wade through page upon page of ‘Call Amber’, ‘Call Bill’ and so on to get to anything worthwhile.

I know one thing – I would *not* like to be one of the people at Apple who has to try to manage and control the App Store, trying to figure out where you draw the lines for what should get sanctioned and what should be rejected etc. – especially with nonsense like this to cope with …

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