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What more can I say, the fact that this application is live in the App Store proves Apple couldn’t possibly do more than have a drone sitting in a cubicle hitting “Approve” on new apps for the App Store. I present to you I Am Rich. […]

What more can I say, the fact that this application is live in the App Store proves Apple couldn’t possibly do more than have a drone sitting in a cubicle hitting “Approve” on new apps for the App Store.

I present to you I Am Rich.

I think the big problem here is that Apple has touted the fact that they will only let “quality” applications in to reduce the possibility of the App Store getting overrun with crap. If this isn’t crap, I don’t know what is.

UPDATE: It seems this useless app was pulled from the store. Thank goodness.

  1. Actually the Egocentrist in you can easily fake the app for free using the graphics located on the Developer Website…

    Just so you know before you spend a ton on this (obviously clever) developer.

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  2. AGREED! Just take a look at the App Store SHAM in general! Indeed the App Store is a SHAM and should be renamed the CRAPP Store! 95% of the so called Apps are USELESS at best, and the remaining are mediocre at best! What a joke! SHAME ON APPLE AND STEVE JOBS!

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  3. Too funny!

    I posted a review, let’s see if it shows up (rixmb)

    What the heck are they doing to let this through an yet have important updates to apps sitting there for days after the dev posts the code to fix bugs etc.??

    Apple is a better company that what the app store is beginning to make them out to be what with the “free” apps that get a ton of downloads and suddenly go “paid” only to get a bunch of people who are less than tech savvy buying them and feeling ripped off… Is the mobileme guy in charge of app store also? ;)

    Come on Apple you need to get serious about the app store and the quality/kind of apps that are on it. If I see one more “soduku” app or flashlight app I’m going to puke!

    At any rate, thanks for the chuckle! Please let us know if you get anyone actually purchasing the app.

    Cheers,

    Rich

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  4. Oh stop it!! Both screenshots the same!!!! lol.

    Rich

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  5. I think this app exists to show exactly what this post points out. There is absolutely zero quality control when it comes to the App Store.

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  6. [...] Apple Blog points out the obvious situation at hand, in which automated drones are regulating the application process for [...]

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  7. Reminds me back in the day when SNES cartridges had to have the “Official Nintendo Seal Of Approval” on the boxes in order to be sold.
    That “Seal of approval” didn’t mean that Nintendo thought it was worthy of purchase. It just meant that it was tested to work ok on the SNES and charge a tithe on the developers for the logo.
    I think the same is happening to the AppStore apps with Apple merely just checking that a) it works on the iPhone and b) won’t cause it to excessively crash the machine.

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  8. I disagree completely. How exactly are you defining quality? From a useful or technical perspective? Quality may just mean that it doesn’t crash, isn’t malware contravene T&C or insecure. Getting into the debate of “is the app idea any good” Is something Apple should have NO say in. I may not like an app or find it completely worthless but I’ll defend it’s right to be included in the app store if it’s not malicious.

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