Smartphone apps can be all kinds of wonderful. Useful, entertaining, educational, fun, or all of the above. Unfortunately, not all smartphone apps are created equal. For every essential app that makes it onto our Best Of pages there’s at least one utterly pointless app.
But which app is the most pointless of all?
Is That It? Seriously?
We want to know, What Is The Most Pointless App You Have Ever Installed? A smartphone or tablet is a prerequisite to answering this question, but seeing as, contrary to my advice, most people seem to have given into temptation and bought one of these “intelligent” mobile devices, that shouldn’t be a problem.
Apps are now the lifeblood of our mobile lives, with countless companies hawking their wares to us through Google Play, the Apple App Store, and the Windows Store. It doesn’t matter whether you favor iOS, Android, or one of the many variants of Windows, we want to hear about the dumbest apps you have encountered.
This question was inspired by the emergence of Yo, which has gained 50,000 users since launching on April Fools’ Day 2014. This despite it being one of the dumbest ideas for an app of all time. But then what do we know; investors have financed Yo to the tune of $1.2 million.
Yo does nothing more than allow you and your contacts to send ‘Yo’ to each other. It’s the app equivalent of the old Facebook Poke. Which was also as dumb as a box of frogs. However, while we think Yo IS utterly pointless we remain unconvinced it’s the most pointless app ever released. And we’re counting on you to fill us in on which apps are even dumber than Yo.
We’re not saying you’re dumb yourselves by any stretch of the imagination. But we suspect you’re the kind of person who downloads and installs lots of apps, some of which are bound to be less good than you’d originally hoped.
First came the immediate uninstallation, and now comes your opportunity to name and shame the worst offenders. It doesn’t matter what platform it’s on, whether it’s a free or paid app, or in what way it’s pointless. We want names, dammit, and we want them now!
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