3rd-Largest App Store Developer Gets Banned, For Sucking

Perfect Acumen, purveyors of such fine $US5 apps as "Top Sexy Ladies: Audrina Patridge" and "Skin Care Updates," has had its dev licence revoked, and its 900 applications pulled. Is Apple's banhammer finally growing a brain?

Yes and no. No, in the sense that this, the removal of the 3rd most prolific app-shitters in the whole store, doesn't have anything to do with a change in policy, or an increase in transparency. Yes, in the sense that Apple is finally enforcing some of their clearer prior rules. Like, "DON'T STEAL THINGS." From Apple's letter to PA:

Apple has informed you of numerous third party intellectual property complaints concerning over 100 of your Applications and reminded you of your obligations to obtain the necessary rights prior to submission of your Applications. Nevertheless, we continue to receive the same or similar types of complaints regarding your Applications despite our repeated notices to you.

Knocking nearly a thousand spam apps out of a total of 50,000 or so is a start, but not enough. How about this new plan, for Apple: expend all that energy you were using to get your customers blindingly angry for no good read on clearing out asinine, infringing crap like this. You're welcome! [MobileCrunch]

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