Ratings Scam Gets Almost 1% of App Store Pulled

Molinker, creator of over a thousand iPhone apps, has been banned for juking the ratings system.

The report from iphoneography says many of the company's products had over 50 five-star reviews, mostly written in the same syntactically shaky style by reviewers who only wrote about about apps from Molinker. One customer complaint to Phil Schiller later, and all of Molinker's 1,011 apps are now gone from the App Store.

As far as scams go, this one seems pretty poorly thought out, although it does make clear that savvier developers should have no problem giving themselves an illicit ratings boost. [iphoneography via AppAdvice]