App Duplication is Apple App Store Fun, Awkwardness

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It's App Store launch day, so there's bound to be a few bits of fun... check out To Do versus Todo in the image there, spotted over at BoingBoing. Different logos. Different spacing. And ... different pricing? Wonder if item #1 on both developer's list is "Fight!"? Updated: We've spotted some more amusingly duped apps. Check out the pics below.

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Illustration for article titled App Duplication is Apple App Store Fun, Awkwardness
Illustration for article titled App Duplication is Apple App Store Fun, Awkwardness



Agreed, some of these apps will offer different functionality for doing a similar task (dare we say you get what you pay for?.) But do we really need three different "tip calculator" apps? Is people's grasp of maths really that bad?

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DISCUSSION

At a guess, the different devs working on these things didn't know about other people developing the same kind of app. Since there was no app store 24 hours ago, everyone writing iPhone software was essentially working in a vacuum.