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App reviews at Apple: understaffed, filtering tons of garbage apps

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jul 2012, 06:49

Apple’s mobile ecosystem is probably best known for being tightly controlled by Apple itself so no junk gets in it, and so far it has worked mostly good…

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 06:50 1

1. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Now how about google play?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 06:58 2

2. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Both Stores are riddled with garbage apps. But the difference is that you will find many apps doing the same thing in the play store. Both have they're problems.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:57

6. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I would prefer to decide which of the very similar apps I want to use instead of someone not allowing me to choose something they don't think I need. I've seen a number of apps that do pretty much the same thing, but have enough differences that make me prefer one over the others. Someone else may prefer a different app than I. Why should someone decide which one what everyone should have even if some people would have preferred a different one?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:30

8. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I think they mean duplicate apps, not just apps that are very similar. There are a lot of apps on Google Play store that are just duplicates of something else.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:01 2

3. Aeires (unregistered)

What about it? Apps get pulled from the Play store whenever deemed to be in violation of the regulations set forth by Google. Contrary to what some might believe, Google does police their market, just not the walled garden approach that some other markets have.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:42 3

4. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

no! my cucumber app!

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 10:39

5. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Its more likely that the time delay is over apple staff having "private moments" while reviewing said "adult apps"

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:02

7. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

If I want the cucumber, I think I'm smart enough to avoid installing something I don't want. I also think that I'm mature enough to make my own decisions regarding what is acceptable on my device without someone having to censor the options I have.

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