App Ideas So Bad They Are Funny!
Every time an amazing new mobile app is launched in the app stores, I find out about it pretty quickly due to social media buzz.
In addition to what I read on the internet, I also find out about cool new apps from my techie friends.
But one thing I rarely read about or discuss with friends is all the really awful app ideas that exist.
Let’s face it.
With literally millions of iOS and Android apps on the market, there will inevitably be some real dogs.
Continue reading for a fun list of the top nine worst iOS and Android apps ever made.
Download a few if you dare!
1. Peeple (iOS)
I mean, rating people? The TV show Community has already been there and done that.
2. I am Important (iOS)
The iOS app, which was released in 2011, sought to make users feel important by creating fake contacts and diary events. The app also asked you about your day, presumably because no one else would, because you were the type of person who would sincerely download this app.
We’re loath to tell anyone how to propose as it’s entirely up to individuals how and if they ever want to do it.
Except for this; do not use this app to propose. This is a line in the sands of society no-one should willingly cross.
4. Send me to heaven (Android)
This app records how high you throw your phone and places you on a global leaderboard for the highest throws.
Presumably there are hundreds of scores which could not be logged because of the sheer distance the phones were launched, before landing on an unforgiving surface.
It was removed by the Apple App Store, but remains, unfathomably, available on Android devices.
There’s been a number of apps along this line of innovation to befoul both iOS and Android.
If you purchase, with actual money, an app which displays the picture of a razor and buzzes then you need to rethink so so many things.
You won’t ‘prank friends’ with this app, you’ll lose them.
6. iAmAMan (iOS)
The idea of a man checking a woman’s menstrual cycle is a little creepy, as there’s very few reason this wouldn’t be used as an invasive monitoring tool.
But let’s give the app the benefit of the doubt, maybe it’s for family planning for hopeful fathers? Somehow?
Here’s the app’s description of its features:
- Trace your girlfriend’s periods
- Trace your girlfriends’ periods
- Set a master password for the whole program
- Set personal passwords for every girl
- Make calls by simply tapping on her name
Oh, ok then, never mind.
It’s with no disappointment that I must confess this app has recently been removed from the Apple App Store.
If you’ve always wanted to be a ghostbuster, here’s your chance to at least look the part.
Note: Users to date have not discovered any ghosts.
8. Hold on (iOS)
Want to pay 99 cents for the privilege of seeing how long you can hold your finger on the screen?
Then this app is for you!
I also find it interesting that this app is categorized as a Productivity app in the App Store.
9. I am Rich (iOS)
The sole purpose of the app, which cost $999, was originally to show people that you could afford it.
Eight idiots were convinced and forked over a grand for the app, but Apple removed it from the App Store one day after its release.
Not to be outdone by Apple, the developer re-published the app with a price tag of just $10 and added a simple calculator function.
“You there! Look at this app I’ve just purchased!”
Such wild and wonderful times we live in!
Editor’s Note: Most of this article originally appeared here.