Girls Around Me yanked from the App Store, lives in comics now

Girls Around Me yanked from the App Store, lives in comics now
The ultimate stalker app Girls Around Me has been pulled from the App Store, but gave late night comedians food for at least a week of jokes and puns. Joy of Tech has also chipped in with its latest comic on the subject matter, which you can see below.

Girls Around Me used Foursquare to see where you are, and then scans the vicinity for women profiles checked-in at nearby places. You can get in touch with the girl then via Facebook, as the app asks for your Facebook info upon login, so it has all of your stats as well.

Not that people using Foursquare aren't aware that anyone nearby using it can try to get in touch with them, but the Facebook part was the most troubling, said law professionals. “This would be a very different application if it didn’t link back to Facebook, which is the treasure trove of information. With that link, this app could easily be a “let’s stalk women” app,” according to Elizabeth Stark, who teaches about privacy on the Internet at Stanford.

Apple subsequently banned Girls Around Me, as the app is created by SMS Services O.o.o., an obscure Russian company, which, however, has other legit applications in the App Store. The app allowed you to search for men, too, although we bet that's a far less popular feature, and also asked for an in-app purchase of more "energy", so it can continue the search, despite being free to download initially.

source: NYT & AllThingsD


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6 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hey, Apple fanboys, what was that about the benefits of a tightly controlled app store? :P

2. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i agree. but hi troll!

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's just funny that as many jokes as Apple fanboys make about how many crappy apps are on Android, there's crappy (and creepy) ones on the iPhone as well.

5. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

No one said it was crappy. it worked didnt it? oh and look its already taken down.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Android Mandroids don't need apps' to find 'girls around us'; we do it the old fashion way, we have ballz and cojones. Moreover, this just provides further proof of how iPathetiC a Shē€₱'s existance can be. It's not only sad; it's saaaa-haaa-haaa-haaa-aaaaad……

6. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

gooooooooood one bro, that was hilarious. Idiot

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