Too many useless apps in the AppStore?

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  1. DrHouse

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    I don't know if I lost my sense of humor, but I find that there are too many useless apps in the AppStore...

    Just to name a few:

    Fart apps
    Sound board apps
    Simulated function apps (like finding a cell phone by its number...)
    Joke apps (broken screen, remote farting...)
    Apps that do no more than the default apps like Notes, sound recording...
    Shortcut apps to some websites
    Toy apps

    Surely there are other type of apps that could be considered useless but that's what I have in mind for now. Should Apple filter those apps out by setting a policy that would ensure that the app is actually doing something interesting?

    Apple did already some cleaning in the last year, since there seems to be less of those now than when I got my iPhone in 2009.

    What have you found to be completely useless?

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    What is useless for some is a help for others. It is like medicines, there are some that are useful to a couple of people, but without them, they could die. What is needed is a better method of organization. The iTunes setup was good up to a few thousand, but it has gotten too much for easy searching.
     
  3. DM51

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    There are bound to be some bad/useless ones among the good, but it's not too hard to tell the difference. The reviews in the App Store can be quite helpful, especially the negative reviews which point out shortcomings in apps.

    Have a look at an app called AppAdvice. I have found it very helpful in sorting out the wheat from the chaff.
     
  4. SweetPoison

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    I just got that based on a member here whom I met last weekend! Excellent app!
     
  5. Hasty

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    Go into any store and see how many items you actually want.
    No we don't need another potato peeler shaped like a panda, but somewhere someone's going to buy it..........
     
  6. SweetPoison

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    Exactly. Who are we to say what is useless.
     
  7. DrHouse

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    People, you're missing the point...

    I am not talking about bad apps, or specific domain apps. I'm talking about those apps that just do plain nothing. Like a sound farting machine... Yeah, it can be funny once, but having a bunch of them?

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  8. DrHouse

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    Thanks for the tip...

    VicoPad addict!
     
  9. Hasty

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    Tbh I never browse the appstore now.
    There are a number of websites who's reviews I respect and I really only purchase by recommendation now.

    Hopefully we should see a major revamp this year as it's almost too bloated to navigate.
     
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    Apple updated their guidelines last September and have stopped accepting any more "fart apps".

    Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'we don't need any more fart apps' -- Engadget
     

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