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Re: Apple Goes Medieval on App Store Developer for Faking Reviews
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2009-12-09 11:13:52
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Apple has taken the extreme step of yanking all 1,000 apps produced by Molinker after it learned that the Chinese developer had faked glowing reviews of its apps to drive up ratings and increase its downloads. The fraud was first reported by the iPhoneography blog late last month. It was brought to iPhoneography's attention by a reader, Patrick Timney, who spotted similarities in reviews -- many of which were apparently very poorly written -- all praising apps developed by Molinker.


i like quality
Posted by: JaylikeBird 2009-12-15 22:48:24 In reply to: Erika Morphy
Well, good on Apple. Heck, i drop friends who try to plow my facebook with advertising. Now, let's hear all the complaints from greedy, useless developers who do nothing but heap up sh!t code in the internet and hope to profit from it.
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