As many of you know, the Apple App Store has been a huge success. Over 1 billion apps have been downloaded from it and major game companies are designing games specifically for Apple devices. Regular people like you and me can also submit applications to the App Store, some of them are great apps that everyone enjoys, but others are so bad that it’s not even funny, and that’s what we are going to be talking about today. The 7 apps that you should never get from the App Store.
Fist when I saw this, I thought it would be pretty cool. A mirror in an iphone, and then I thought how someone could accomplish this. Curious to find my answer I paid $0.99 to get the app. I opened it and all I saw was a black screen with a nice fancy frame. I thought it was still loading so I waited… It wasn’t loading, that was the whole app! I paid a dollar to see a picture of a black screen, if you looked at it with the right angle, you could slightly see a reflection of yourself, but you can see it even better with the screen turn off. The sad thing about this is that apps like IMirror have been in the top-10 list on the App Store. Who pays a dollar to see a black screen, I wouldn’t have, but the description said something like “Enjoy a pocket mirror everywhere you go.” iMirror is not the only app like this, so I suggest that you stay away from it.
2. Pocket heater
“Transform your device into a convenient pocket heater! ” That’s what the description says, but when you open the app, you are presented with a glowing picture of a heater and some sound effects. You do not feel any heat whatsoever coming from the device. But wait! At the end of the app description is says “Pocket heater is only meant for entertainment purposes. How can a picture of a heater with sound effects be entertaining at all! There are also many apps like this such as “Hand Warmer 1.0” which does exactly the same thing. Seriously, how can Apple approve useless apps like this, they are a waste of time and should be removed.
This app gives you the outside temperature! That is amazing, except for the fact that ALL iPhones come with the “weather” app installed which does exactly the same thing. Also, ads are displayed next to the thermometer which makes the app even worse. Why would you download an app with adds, when you have the exact same thing already on your device?
4. Finger Scale
The app description says that “Finger Scale is the most accurate and versatile digital scale available on your iPhone. When I first saw this I was amazed, how can an iPhone measure the weight of an object. I thought it would use the though screen in a way to measure. I thought you would simply put an object on top of the phone but I was wrong. Very wrong…. What you have to do is lay your phone and balance it in between your index finger. Then you place an object and using the accelerometer, the iPhone tells you how much is weights. Now this concept might sound cool but believe me it’s not. First of all its hard enough to keep the phone balanced in your finger and when you add the object it’s nearly impossible. Plus, you can’t add ad object that weights more than a pencil because that would make the phone fall of your fingers.
5. Cranium’s Crystal ball
This app lets you asks questions and it answers them for you. A complete waste of time and money. This app is really a waste of space on your iPhone. It might be fun to try out for 1 minute, but then you realize that you have just wasted a dollar.
6. Throw it!
Ok, this app is just a joke. What you do is, you choose an object (eg football) and you “pretend” to throw your phone, the app will tell you how far you threw the football. What’s wrong with that? you ask, well, it might sound like it’s fun at first but after you “accidentally” throw your phone, you won’t be laughing anymore because you just lost 301 dollars.
7. The most Useless Machine
As the name suggests it, this app is completely useless. It is just a button that you press over and over again. There is really no point to the app except to waste your time. Fortunately the app is free, but it is still so incredibly useless there is no point in getting it. Oh! and did I mention that it has 2 themes, so you can have a wooden button, or a metal button! So useless.
In Conclusion, you just saw some of the worst apps that have been approved in the Apple App Store, I suggest you do not get these apps unless you want to waste a lot of time and money.