Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Why I'm deleting your app

Dear "Dragon, Fly!" app developers. I like your app. I think it's a fun game, and since it's a one-touch control, my 2 year old likes it, too, and she likes to play the game. The game is clean, easy to use and simple enough for her to enjoy it.

Unfortunately, the ads on your game are also one-touch. And for some unfathomable reason you are consistently running ads for Playboy. I don't know if you think because it says "bunnies" that makes it appropriate for two-year-olds but I assure you that it's not. I thought it might be a passing thing, but it doesn't appear to be. So, guess what? We're going to be fine without your app.

Let me know if you change your advertising policies or lineup to make them more family-friendly. And less exploitative of women. Gracias.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Took a look at the developer site and several things really bothered me about this app. Then I read the user comments.
    So, the app has full access to all your phone info like number, serial number, etc. Paranoia says you could be cloned, someone take over your phone, someone access your banking access info, etc...Not something I'd want on my phone or computer.
    Part of having that access allows them to "sell" you the diamonds - one couple found their 4 year old had bought 49.99 worth of stars. I can only assume this was on their phone bill. SURPRISE. Their comment did not say if they had tried to get their money back or if they just paid it.
    So, did M get her subscription to "the bunnies" yet?
    P.S. Might be Google that is coming up with the ads that you're seeing.