As it stands, before an application can make it into the iTunes store for public download/purchase, Apple has an approval process. They either say yes or no based on a number of factors I have yet to figure out. I’ve been reading about a few apps I was looking forward to get the thumbs down when going in for approval. Some of them are jumping ship and making their services available through Cydia with a hacked up device, some of them have called it quits.
For the past few days since I got my iPhone, I’ve observed some really stupid apps. It’s very much to the point where Apple wants nothing more then quantity over quality. But why bother rejecting submissions that are useful? Much of the same gripes I had with Danger/T-Mobile when they opened up their application catalog, but on a wider scale.
About 30 minutes ago an application appeared in the store called “I Am Rich” which features a ruby like glowing rock for the icon, and for the most part only displays a larger image of the said ruby. It does nothing else. The description is as follows.
Art & Livestyle – Not for everyone
The red icon on your iPhone or iPod touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all. After pressing the (i) on the main page, a secret mantra will be shown. This may help you to to stay rich, healthy and successful. If it’s to expensive for you – check out my other apps – they are all much cheaper.
What the fuck is this shit? I feel this is nothing more then a message from Apple to the rest of the dev community, “The app store is a joke, we will not take you or your applications seriously while we are enjoying our brandy, door is to your left.”
And yes yes, iPhone migration post coming soon.