1. jhimmel's Avatar
    Have been replaced by hundreds of "Help for...", "Tricks for.. ", and "News for..." apps - all 99 cents. All the same crap still there.
    09-01-14 07:10 PM
  2. Hlao-roo's Avatar
    One would think the presence of such "apps" would undermine BlackBerry's attempt to establish BlackBerry World as a credible destination for enterprise productivity solutions.
    09-01-14 07:27 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    yep...BB cant seem to figure this one out.
    09-01-14 07:27 PM
  4. zehkaiser's Avatar
    I don't think they're a problem anymore. No one should mistake them for the app they share a name with. I'm sure this was BlackBerry's goal.

    Posted via CB10
    09-01-14 07:30 PM
  5. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Ban the word "for" in an app's name?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3
    09-01-14 07:31 PM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    I don't think they're a problem anymore. No one should mistake them for the app they share a name with. I'm sure this was BlackBerry's goal.

    Posted via CB10
    Except they are flooding the "New Arrivals" Section, making it depressing and embarrassing to even look there.
    drfever likes this.
    09-01-14 07:39 PM
  7. Hlao-roo's Avatar
    Except they are flooding the "New Arrivals" Section, making it depressing and embarrassing to even look there.
    At least they're all 5 star apps.
    09-01-14 07:49 PM
  8. Hlao-roo's Avatar
    Ban the word "for" in an app's name?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3
    The iGrann developer might not appreciate that.
    09-01-14 07:53 PM
  9. Ealaionta's Avatar
    Nothing short of a "Flag/Report app" function is going to solve this.
    I'm surprised BlackBerry doesn't have this in the first place. It should be a part of their image as a company focused on security, shouldn't it?
    dibbis likes this.
    09-01-14 07:54 PM
  10. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Just scrap the stupid app generator! Best solution. Or at the very least, force them to be free.

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    09-01-14 07:59 PM
  11. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Ban the word "for" in an App Generator app's name?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3
    09-02-14 01:21 PM
  12. dibbis's Avatar
    Ban the word "for" in an App Generator app's name?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3
    Nope. You will get "help with..", "app to.." etc.

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-14 01:26 PM
  13. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Nope. You will get "help with..", "app to.." etc.

    Posted via CB10
    And "Rips off..."

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3
    09-02-14 02:06 PM
  14. dibbis's Avatar
    Banning words won't help.. at least I think it will not be effective. These typo squatters will eventually find a way to get their app in to bbw. See the picture below and you will see what I mean:

    So the "App for..." apps-img_20140902_214459.png

    Now there are two options here..

    I) blackberry should screen all submitted apps by name (aside from malicious code etc.) before they get approved.

    II) there should be a flag system so users can flag spam apps on the go. When receiving a certain amount of flags, blackberry will be notified and will examen the whole thing.

    Of course there are other possibilities but I can't think of any others, so if you guys think of something feel free to let us all know. I know bb listens, so if we come with a good solution, perhaps bb will implement this.

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-14 02:48 PM
  15. drfever's Avatar
    Banning words won't help.. at least I think it will not be effective. These typo squatters will eventually find a way to get their app in to bbw. See the picture below and you will see what I mean:

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    Now there are two options here..

    I) blackberry should screen all submitted apps by name (aside from malicious code etc.) before they get approved.

    II) there should be a flag system so users can flag spam apps on the go. When receiving a certain amount of flags, blackberry will be notified and will examen the whole thing.

    Of course there are other possibilities but I can't think of any others, so if you guys think of something feel free to let us all know. I know bb listens, so if we come with a good solution, perhaps bb will implement this.

    Posted via CB10
    I was just going to post your first option.

    BlackBerry should have a screening system in place.

    Posted from my Z30 on CB10
    09-02-14 04:17 PM
  16. alopix's Avatar
    The only solution can be to allow users to report apps – or fix the app review process…
    09-04-14 02:37 AM

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