Kenneth Ballenegger

Angel Investor, Engineer, Startup Founder

That's a problem.

Astute observation by Marco Arment. So much for the benefits of a closed App Store. It’s a known fact that the vast majority of the App Store’s 200,000 apps are junk. I just wish Apple would make up its mind and either curate the App Store to make it a premium quality store, or make it completely open and let the consumers vote with their credit card.

The first two pages of search results for “angry birds”: The first two are real. Rocket Bird 3D and MY BEST FRIEND are other things (although probably keyword spammers). The other six of the top ten results for this game’s name are pure spam. Judging from the number of customer ratings, a lot of people are downloading them — and, reading the reviews, it looks like they’re mostly scams and ripoffs