11 iPhone Apps That Have Not Been Up To The Mark!

By | December 23, 2013
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Not all the mobile apps for iphones have been equally successful and popular among end-users. Some applications have had technical glitches, while there have been quite a few absolutely pointless ones too. Let us here focus on some such poorly-reviewed iphone applications.

According to common consensus, the Apple Play Store is more well-stacked than the Blackberry App World or the online store for Android apps. That, however, does not indicate that each and every one of iphone applications have managed to match the expectations of general users. In fact, there have been quite a few rather disappointing apps for iphones – some of which are:

 

  1. Maps on iPhone – Often unreliable and almost always vague, the map application on iphones have come in for some harsh criticism from users. The GPS tracker is, at many times, not accurate – and the road directions and the time-estimation for a journey cannot really be trusted either. Thankfully, Apple has been monitoring the negative feedback, and the map application is likely to be upgraded soon.

  2. SunTrust – When a banking application receives nearly 80 per cent of negative votes, it can be safely concluded that the app has been a failure. The mobile application framework and the user-interface of SunTrust were far from satisfactory, with the cluttered dashboard being a major concern. The fact that it took a fairly long time to load did not help matters either.

  3. Notes – With the constant evolution in the domain of iphone app development in India and overseas, you hardly expect problems in a basic note-taking application – but the Notes app has indeed been a shocker. Present by default in every iphone, Notes uses an almost illegible font (called ‘Marker Felt’) – which makes it a burden for users to read even small portions of text on it. In terms of data syncing features too, Notes does not perform well at all.

  4. Facebook – Who wishes to be sent push-notifications about their Facebook activities from several weeks back? The FB app for iphones often does exactly that, and has a tendency of frequently crashing too – particularly if you click two or more tabs rather quickly. Using Facebook for a stretch on iphones can cause excessive battery drains too.

  5. iFart Mobile – The name itself is cringeworthy, and the actual application is hardly any better. Regarded to be one of the most annoying mobile apps for iphones, iFart emits…you guessed it…a wide gamut of crude farting sounds (each of them has fancy names too!). What’s even more remarkable, this app is not free to download either. Understandably, people have stayed well away from iFart.

  6. Birth Buddy – Why any mobile application development company would want to release an app that is supposed to help pregnant ladies at the time of delivery would forever remain a question – and that’s exactly why everyone wonders about the purpose of Birth Buddy. The features are pretty well-advanced, the interface is bright and lively – but there is one big problem. While in labor, you might simply not be in the mood to tap on your iphone!

  7. Gmail – Mobile Gmail is one of the finest Android apps, but on iphones – the app loses a lot of its overall efficiency. There is no way to access multiple accounts simultaneously, while inherent server problems might even cause inordinate delays in the arrival of important mails. Saving online data can also pose to be a problem.

  8. Sword of Fargoal Legends app – Apple has, at times, lost its way with gaming apps too – and this one would serve as a classic example. The strong backstory and the interesting gameplay options in Sword of Fargoal Legends have been offset by the horribly low screen resolution levels and poor quality of the app development graphics used. While you can still derive some fun while playing it on your iphone, the game is a downright flop on iPads.

  9. Reminders – To be fair, Reminders is far from being the worst app to be marketed by any iphone application development company in India, or anywhere else, for that matter. The issue with this app is that, it is rather unnecessary – with most people preferring to use other organizer applications (including even the disappointing Notes) on their phones. Hardly anyone uses Reminders, making its existence on iphones a rather superfluous one!

  10. Baby Shaker – Everyone loves to cuddle infants, but who (in their right state of mind, at least) would try to irritate a baby by constantly shaking it? Well, the Baby Shaker iphone app told users to do exactly that to the animated crying infant that was displayed onscreen. The reviews for this application were overwhelmingly negative, and it had to be pulled out from the Play Store pretty soon. Meant to be amusing, Baby Shaker represented the height of twisted mentality.

  11. iTC Mobile – Unless you happen to be one of the expert iphone app developers in Kolkata, you will not have any use for this one. Strikingly, iTC Mobile has not managed to satisfy its primary target audience as well, with app creators and marketers often complaining about the inaccuracies in the sales trends that it generated.

 

The eShaver app, which emits shaving sounds when the handset is rubbed on your face and was supposed to be funny, fell flat on its face as well. The Weather Channel app for iphones is inaccurate and is often detected with bugs too. The Bump app (meant for data exchange across phones) has not been able to generate much popularity either. Most of the iPhone apps available at the Play Store are really cool, but there are also a few stinkers!

 

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Hussain Fakhruddin is the founder/CEO of Teknowledge mobile apps company. He heads a large team of app developers, and has overseen the creation of nearly 600 applications. Apart from app development, his interests include reading, traveling and online blogging.
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