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I saw this app in the app store and all I could think of was the Tosh.0 episode with Chatroulette lol.... it was only a matter of time before this...
07-18-2010, 02:46 AM #41
I saw this app in the app store and all I could think of was the Tosh.0 episode with Chatroulette lol.... it was only a matter of time before this would happenYou see that "Thanks!" button? It likes it when you click it!
07-18-2010, 02:51 AM #42
07-18-2010, 02:52 AM #43
[quote=~rage;5350442]But there are a LOT of apps that are as "harmful" as this one in the app store right now that don't have all these age verification measures you say this one should have. All they have is that "You must be 17+ to download warning" and that's all. Shouldn't we demand those to be pulled to? And what about Facetime? Shouldn't Apple disable it, too because though it may be to a lesser extent, there's still the possibility for abuse.
And as for "sami4021", if a verification for age needed were as simple as you put it, then you need some age verification yourself. If you can open your little mind enough that maybe, just maybe, an app could be required to have the iphone's user login AND password to access such an app, then we might not lose such usefull apps that are inteneded for "US", not just anyone who uses our phone/ipod/ipad.
Just my opinion. I definately feel that this app should still be here. Just think that if it were created with more thoughtfulness of who might get a hold of it, and how to keep it away from those who are not capable of knowing the difference.StealthBravo is my Hero!!!!!
07-18-2010, 02:59 AM #44
That episode was hilarious. Every other person was a penis. Lmao. And yea I would of loved to see peoples reaction, bet some of those viewers were probably scarred for life. Hahahaha.
07-18-2010, 03:10 AM #45"Don't hold it like that!"
07-18-2010, 03:22 AM #46
But as to you last point, there is really no way to make it child-proof. With any 'pen-pal'-esque, random person meeting style app there will never be a way to weed out the crazies and the creepers from the start. As a developer, all you can do is rely on common sense, in general and provide people with a way to disconnect from those who abuse the service and ideally, someway to a.) report the person or their IP and/or b.) block them from coming into contact with said abuser. To expect anything else would be an unfair burden.
07-18-2010, 03:46 AM #47
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07-18-2010, 03:48 AM #48
Probably a group of liberal psychopath mothers got together and "empowered" one another at their weight watchers class, and said. "THIS APP IS INAPPROPRIATE" and they did some kind of online protest. Like for example. Emailing the ACLU " Thats if they even have computers " Then Steve jobs being a weird tool as he is. Ordered his cyber world police to take it down.
Apple. Sometimes you can eat a d1ck.
07-18-2010, 04:11 AM #49
Keep fighting the good fight there buddy
If there was a way to make it kid proof that would be fine by me. Parents would need to be mindful of this app regardless and keep tabs on this so their kids aren't stalked by some gross perv
Other than that, we're all adults we can choose to simply not use the app and life would go on
07-18-2010, 04:19 AM #50
Are you not with me that apps that could be damaging could use a little more protection than general apps such as facebook, FaceTime, or other apps in this category?
I'm down for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and if what others want, freedom of c0ck in their face, it should have some steeper restrictions.
Devs may need to have a new rule to imply in order to publish.
Like I said befor it's just my opinion.
Anyways, I have to work in 4 hours. I need a little sleep before I go off on some absolute stranger.
07-18-2010, 04:26 AM #51
if it was kids doing that sort of thing then there parents should make sure to put the content block on there iphones and ipod touchs. thats what my aunty has done with her daughters iphone
07-18-2010, 04:46 AM #52
Apple are doing what they have to. The media loves to circle around Apple like vultures and they would love to start a story of how Apple lets kids watch random penises from an App and then blow it out of proportion, and ignore the fact that the same can be done on any other internet capable device, or explain that this is what Parental Control is for.
If I was Apple, I'd pull these Apps too, not because of their content but because of the inevitable clusterfúck that the media would turn it into to.
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07-18-2010, 04:56 AM #53
the app was full of dudes dangling their dongs.
07-18-2010, 04:58 AM #54
07-18-2010, 05:11 AM #55
so lemme get this straight, Apple pulls an app because "users" were using it "inappropriately"?| Desktop: Windows 8 | Phone: HTC One | Tablet: iPad Air 32GB WiFi+LTE | Laptop: HP Envy
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07-18-2010, 05:19 AM #56
07-18-2010, 06:51 AM #57
Oy, some of you have some really awful ways of defending your stances on censorship. This app was one of the less sleazy in my opinion. Granted, I never actually used the app, but I have seen plenty of screenshots from random disgustingness off of ChatRoulette to know exactly what was going on here.
You talk about stalkers and pervs ... This is one of the ONLY apps, filled with inappropriate users, that DIDN'T include distance between users. 98% of the 'social networking' perv filled apps include a way to know approximately how far you are from the people you are talking to. There are at least 20-30 more apps out there that show just as much as ChatRoulette did, that have been around since the 3g was released. I actually think some might have even been around for the first gen phones.
People need to learn how to use parental controls. It is not the media, or the corporate giants that should have to teach our children wrong from right. That is where a lot of our problems today come from in the first place. I can guarantee that prime time television has corrupted more kids than this app even came close to touching.
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07-18-2010, 07:10 AM #58
I want an I4 for sure!
07-18-2010, 07:15 AM #59
This really brings new meaning to using an iPhone 4 with a "death grip," "holding it the wrong way," and "touching it on the bottom left corner." And that it would work better with a case on it. There's no end to the puns...
07-18-2010, 07:43 AM #60
they should put it in cydia