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July 7, 2010

Worthless on an Unimaginable Scale

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― Vincent Gable on July 7, 2010

There are other App Farms we know of…. One example is Brighthouse Labs with 4568 Apps, all virtually worthless.
Brighthouse Labs in AppStore screenshot

Zee, writing for The Next Web

I have a hard time wrapping my head around that number. Nearly five thousand “apps”. Near as I can tell, it’s a solid 2% of the whole App Store. With an (optimistic) 5-day-per-app approval time, it would take Apple 86 years to approve them serially.


  1. 5 day/app latency != 5 day/app bandwidth.

    But yeah, it would be a heck of a lot easier to defend their role as the final arbiter of quality on the platform if there weren’t a flood of garbage apps being approved every day. For every great app that gets rejected on a tiny HIG technicality, there’s a dozen that barely function and look like they were designed in MSPaint.

    Subscribe to an app store aggregator feed sometime; it’s horrific.

    Comment by Joel Bernstein — July 7, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  2. nice post

    Comment by Happy Fathers day — May 13, 2015 @ 5:11 am

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