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‘The worst app’

Allen Pike of Steamclock Software awoke one day to discover an avalanche of support requests, directed at him, for an app he didn’t create.

I must say, Music Player & Playlist Playtube manager is a truly remarkable app. Its novel colour scheme of black, gold, grey, and coral breaks new ground. The various bugs that immediately present themselves prove that this developer understands how important it is to “always be shipping”. Perhaps most notably, in a market suffering a race to the bottom, this developer showed true entrepreneurial spirit by charging $3 and putting up a full-screen modal advertisement every few seconds.

It’s a great story with a happy-ish ending.

(Unrelated: Allen appears in this week’s Incomparable Radio Theater in a sketch that Apple fans might find amusing.)