1. John Vieira's Avatar
    Urgh. On the top paid list? Really BlackBerry?

    I am now officially ashamed of BlackBerry World.

    Pick a stance, either anything goes in, and you have to request permission for long running headless.

    Or curate, and get rid of garbage.

    This is just a sad story.

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    anon(5818411) likes this.
    04-13-14 07:13 PM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    I have to admit that I have not delved into this "App for...." series of apps. What exactly do they do? Are they just icons to load web pages? Or something else?
    04-13-14 07:20 PM
  3. Gykesdollars's Avatar
    Worst are Apps for Viber.... it's indeed a shame!! funny thing is these are paid apps!!

    Z10STL100-1/10.2.1.2234 "the iPhone Nemesis"
    04-13-14 07:30 PM
  4. miguel89to's Avatar
    Is this dev called AppGameINC doing these bull apps

    Posted via CB10 app with my trusty Z10
    04-13-14 09:16 PM
  5. Smiley88's Avatar
    I have to admit that I have not delved into this "App for...." series of apps. What exactly do they do? Are they just icons to load web pages? Or something else?
    The are just How-To apps about "The App" and nothing more. With an unsuspected user they would think it is a "real" app eg: Viber but it is not.
    04-13-14 11:05 PM
  6. anon(4086706)'s Avatar
    I think BlackBerry should outright BAN all apps that starts with "App for... "
    agarwal.apar likes this.
    04-14-14 03:24 AM
  7. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I so much agree with you on this.. there should be a kind of QC by BlackBerry

    I think BlackBerry should outright BAN all apps that starts with "App for... "
    04-14-14 03:39 AM
  8. Rolf Hed's Avatar
    The are just How-To apps about "The App" and nothing more. With an unsuspected user they would think it is a "real" app eg: Viber but it is not.
    That's shady that people are getting suckered. :-(
    04-14-14 03:45 AM
  9. anon(3896606)'s Avatar
    I reported it to both the Team Leader for Vendor Management and BlackBerry World Product Director. Kudos to them for always listening to feedback! I trust them in making the appropriate decision.
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    Give them both a follow, they are great guys!
    Elite1 likes this.
    04-14-14 07:04 AM
  10. Smiley88's Avatar
    I reported it to both the Team Leader for Vendor Management and BlackBerry World Product Director. Kudos to them for always listening to feedback! I trust them in making the appropriate decision.
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    Give them both a follow, they are great guys!
    I highly doubted that BlackBerry will do anything. I see two or three new "Apps for Viber" popup every week.
    04-14-14 10:53 AM
  11. Tobster619's Avatar
    Just found another, with screen shots to make it look like it's an actual app as well.

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/52013850

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    04-14-14 06:47 PM
  12. Elite1's Avatar
    Agree, it is an embarrassment.

    I know workforce is reduced and it's a team in Indonesia approving apps mostly, but would it be so difficult for a manager in Canada to give a final once-over and cut out this garbage?
    04-16-14 01:38 PM
  13. mossa210's Avatar
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    04-16-14 01:48 PM
  14. ljfong's Avatar
    These "apps" are just scams. I won't be surprised if quite a few of them are actually malwares with hidden payloads. Just more BlackBerry sadness, nothing new.
    04-16-14 02:48 PM
  15. Atmarix's Avatar
    That happens in every app store not only BlackBerry. I've seen it tons of times in Google play and it's really annoying. I know for a fact that Google responds to these type of things quick, let's see about BlackBerry


    From my White Z30
    04-16-14 02:55 PM
  16. Gykesdollars's Avatar
    That happens in every app store not only BlackBerry. I've seen it tons of times in Google play and it's really annoying. I know for a fact that Google responds to these type of things quick, let's see about BlackBerry


    From my White Z30
    This is not in any way close to Google Play. If blackberry could deny Snap2Chat and yet allow "App for SnapChat" then there's absolutely something wrong with the process of App scrutiny and acceptance into BBWORLD.

    This needs the immediate attention of BlackBerry.

    Z10STL100-1/10.2.1.2234 "the iPhone Nemesis"
    04-16-14 07:14 PM
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    Thanks for posting this. I've always believed that by allowing this sort of stuff into BBW BlackBerry was risking losing loyal customers and this is proof. BlackBerry needs to address this issue asap.

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    04-16-14 09:40 PM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this. I've always believed that by allowing this sort of stuff into BBW BlackBerry was risking losing loyal customers and this is proof. BlackBerry needs to address this issue asap.

    Posted via CB10
    The other problem with BBWorld will be that these negative (and informative) reviews will most likely be removed by the Developer. BBworld allows the developer to basically control what remains in the Reviews.
    anon(5818411) likes this.
    04-16-14 10:10 PM
  19. anon(4086706)'s Avatar
    I'd rather see S4BB flood our Market Place than these developers. At least S4BB 's app Spam has USEFUL apps!

    Geez BlackBerry get your act together!

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.2947 | Globe PH
    04-16-14 10:21 PM
  20. ljfong's Avatar
    Since BlackBerry World has been polluted with apps like these, whenever you look at an app to either download for free or purchase, I suppose always look for Built for BlackBerry designation. Unless...of course the sacred BFB designation has been compromised too. If the app does not carry BFB and there is doubt over the publisher of the app, ask around first on CB forums just to be safe.
    04-20-14 05:57 PM

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