iPad Papi Ripoff?

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  1. arn

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    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293670144&mt=8

    PopyLander

    Looks like this guy's trying to build off the reputation of the popular PapiJump and other apps made by Sunflat. A pretty crappy thing to do.
     

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  2. tunawrap

    tunawrap Well-Known Member

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    thats pathetic! thats the first thing i thought when i saw this D:< its total junk next to mr. papi!!
     
  3. Agreed. Even 'Poppy' sounds like 'Papi'. A real cheap nasty thing to do. I doubt if the developer of Papi hasn't got any copyright on it either- if he did he could sue his a**!
     
  4. Everydaynormalguy

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    AAApplications makes terrible apps. The Rubberduck app is just a picture of a duck that makes a noise when you squeeze it and iCounter well, same as Duck but instead of duck there's a picture of a red button...
     
  5. VeganTnT

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    That's really a shame.

    Sunflat builds a name
    Apple builds the code as part of the sdk

    You add a cheap knockoff of Papi, draw a parachute, and charge a dollar?

    I wish that no one bought this game but I know they will because you have to buy the app in order to do a review of it so they won't know that it is a ver very cheap knockoff
     
  6. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Well, as I see it, the Papi thing is a series which is available for different mobile platforms, eves as a jump and run. So, he should has some rights to fight for.
     
  7. squirpe

    squirpe Well-Known Member

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    Awful - even the character looks the same. Still, I can't see many people buying it - why bother when you can get PapiJump Plus, which has a huge reputation and following (and a game I completely love!), for the same price? Or the regular PapiJump for free?
     
  8. moopf

    moopf Well-Known Member

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    This is the second app on here in the last week that is just a re-skinned version of the CrashLander sample code that apple provides to developers. I'm really surprised that they're even allowing these through.
     
  9. Ringo50k

    Ringo50k Well-Known Member

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    How could they do this to Mr. Papi?

    Haven't they seen his abilities? Jumping, Balancing etc.

    These guys messes with the wrong smiley face...
     
  10. crunc

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    I noticed this too. Pretty pathetic and what's worse is that they'll probably end up with some sales as I'm sure there will be some people who are fooled by it. Now that you can't post a review without buying, which is good, but you also can't post a comment without buying, which is bad, there is no way to shoot this thing down. The AppStore is woefully inadequate in so many ways....
     
  11. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    also, this is a rip off of the Free Sample code provided by Apple : Lander

    just with different graphics, and the whole Papi idea
     
  12. BATTLE BORN

    BATTLE BORN Well-Known Member

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    pathetic.

    Mr. Papi forever!
     
  13. NotYou

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