2012: The Year Scam Apps Killed The App Store

Drafting this one for 2014, because we like to write our blog posts a couple years early at Impending. Let’s hope I’ll never have to dig it up again.


After having weathered a couple of years and hundreds of scams, fraud apps, hoaxes, and clones that have hit the top of the charts, the atmosphere in 2014 among both App Store customers and app developers can only be described as cynical.


Customers have also in turn begun to rely more and more heavily on existing giant brands, and are avoiding less trustworthy upstarts, independent developers and studios, and apps that stray from the familiar. As a result innovation in the App Store is in a slow death spiral.

Great read from the team at the scammy rip off app that I wrote about last week.

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