Even though Pokemon Go became Nintendo’s salvation, not all apps have lived up to the hype. Throughout the years we have seen thousands of apps that range from innovative to downright bad ideas. Not every app developer was blessed with the million-dollar idea, which has led to some horrible flops. It’s not easy being a successful app developer, & these horrible apps prove it.
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Fortunately for humour’s sake, some of these failures still live in infamy to this day. There are some horribly bad ideas that will never fail to perplex us. Sometimes it’s good to examine apps at their worst to get a feel for how far we have come. For this reason, we have compiled a list of the worst apps of all time. So get ready to be blown away by the outrageous ideas that these developers had the gumption to publish!
10 Horrible Apps That Never Should Have Been Made
App #1: I am Rich
In 2008 Armin Heinrich came up with a brilliant idea. He realized that many people prance around with expensive gear just to boast that they have money. This realization led to him developing the most expensive app ever. For $999, you could buy them I am Rich app. The best part is, that the app didn’t actually do anything. It only displayed a red icon so you could brag about buying it.
That’s it, there was no other feature. The only point of buying the app was to prove to people that you could afford it. While this seemed like a great idea to Armin, everyone who was stupid enough to purchase it thought differently. After multiple complaints, Apple ended up removing it from the app store. While this get-rich-quick scheme only lasted a day, Armin made enough cash to become one of the most infamous app developers of all time.
App #2: Send Me to Heaven
This is one of the worst apps that caused the deaths of more smartphones than any natural disaster could ever hope to achieve. The premise of the app is simple; throw your phone as high as you can & the app will register how high it reaches. The hard part is pulling off this stunt without destroying your smartphone. While most of the high scores hover around 1.5 meters, there were hundreds more records that couldn’t be logged since the phones smashed on impact. After countless complaints from people who damaged their phones, Apple pulled the app from its store. Unfortunately, to this day this one of the worst apps is available for Android devices!
App #3: TweetPee
For many struggling parents, any help is welcome. That’s why the developers of this app decided to step in & save the day. They created a sensor that attaches to any diaper & alerts the parents when their child is urinating. While this part of the app is helpful, the alert system wasn’t as well thought out. Every peeing session was proudly tweeted by the parents’ Twitter accounts. This led to thousands of innocent people being alerted every time their friend’s child peed. It didn’t go over well, & before long this app was discarded.
App #4: Fartr
Fartr is a paid app that grades your flatulence. It actually works rather well. You hit a button in the app, rip one, and the app measures the sound and gives you a score out of 100. Additionally, the app produces a snowflake-like visualization of your fart based on its pitch, volume, and length. You can even share your results with others. This app is hilarious for how useless of a function it provides and is still working.
App #5: Useless Button
Useless Button is one of the free and useless apps. You open the app, it has a red button and pressing it does nothing. Will you love blank when you open the app and some with decently designed buttons? All you will hear is a click sound. This one of the worst apps is easy to find with a simple search.
App #6: Taxi Hold’em
Taxi Hold’em displays a large “TAXI” sign on your phone in bright yellow and black, in order to help you hail one down. Imagine being a taxi driver with your eyes on the road. You spot a passer-by with some letters written on their phone. You squint your eyes, trying to see what the tiny screen says. Next thing you know, you’ve crashed into the car in front of you. The app is “zero buttons” functional. Just tilt your iPhone and it starts. It’s as easy as that. Tilt-back to set your favourite pace and transition. If you’re tired of whistling, let your mobile do it for you! Just tap the screen.
App #7: iBeer
iBeer is just like drinking a beer in real life minus the taste, alcohol buzz, socialization or happiness. The app changes your screen to a mug of beer and you can tilt the phone to simulate pouring beer down your throat. What’s the taste of having such a beer?
App #8: Yo
Yo app does nothing except that it says yo. You are not expected to hold solid conversations or convey any message at all using just yo is up to your creativity. It’s great for troubling someone non-stop and making them feel insane too.
App #9: Peeple
Peeple is the controversial people-rating application that lets its users rate and review anyone, Mamy call this a terrifying app. The founders of this app were harassed following the bad press the app received, which they said was “ironic” as the complaints involved concerns about the potential for cruel bullying, threats and abuse that could take place on its platform. They also said it made several changes in light of those concerns, including giving users full control over what goes on their profile, offering the ability to deactivate their profile and more.
App #10: Ghost Radar
With this app, you can find out now and detect supernatural entities near you. All you need is to start the app and allow camera access then walk around your house to recon and see if there’s a ghost or spirit. The radar scope will show you the direction and distance of the entity. If you found a ghost, you can ask it questions. This is yet another one of the worst apps usually unused.
Out of these the worst apps, most apps have received negative feedback and criticism from users for various reasons, such as being poorly designed, having security issues, and being irrelevant or unnecessary. It’s important to note that while some apps may not appeal to everyone, they may still serve a purpose or have value to a specific group of users.