FIve Android Apps That Won’t Make it to the iPhone

Posted on February 24, 2009. Filed under: iPhone, Mobile World | Tags: , , |

By Brian Heater

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Since first launching the iTunes App Store, Apple has been notoriously stringent in terms of its app approval process, pulling programs out for all manner of reasons. While Google has also asserted some authority regarding which apps can be sold in the Android Market, its vetting process is relatively relaxed. This goes a ways toward explaining why one can now find about a dozen different programs for the mobile OS that recreate fart sounds.

The Android Market is still relatively fresh (paid apps were allowed in only earlier this month), so it doesn’t have nearly as many apps to contend with as Apple does Also, each app description has a Flag as Inappropriate button at the bottom, assuring that the Market isn’t quite the wild, wild west for mobile developers. Still, there seem to be a fair number of apps that likely would not have made it through the Apple vetting process. We round up a few of the more notable ones, after the jump.

MobiDuck (free) MobiDuck isn’t the only “vibrator” Android app, but it does seem to be the only one dedicated to waterfowl. “Looking for a gift for your girlfriend or yourself?!” asks the app’s developer. “This vibrating duck is just what you need for a little discreet massage.” We’ll spare you the rest of the details.

Tether Wi-Fi: Price ($8.95) Remember the fate of that iPhone tethering app? This one is currently rated four out of five stars based on 22 users’ experiences–here’s hoping it doesn’t meet a similar fate.

Do Not Buy Me (99 cents) Consider this the recession version of the iPhone “I am Rich” app, complete with a glowing red jewel. Given its name and the simple description, “Do not buy this app,” we’re guessing it wouldn’t last long under Apple’s watch.

Just a Stupid Test App (99 cents) Again, a good name is everything–and that author blurb, “Just a stupid test app, you probably don’t want to buy it,” isn’t doing said author any favors.

Naughty Dice (99 cents) I’m guessing that the company that wouldn’t allow the words “boobs” and “booty” in its App Store probably wouldn’t take kindly to this game, which “reveal[s] you and your partner’s next adventure.”

Source: appscout

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