Useless apps clutter iPhone

By Nicholas Guldin
October 1, 2009

Shannon Keough

The iPhone continues to amaze people with the immense amount of things it can do. The proper term for the tasks on the iPhone are known as “apps.”

The question though, is how many of these “apps” are actually used by people who purchase the iPhone? I’m here to tell you that most of these apps are worthless and have no purpose being on this versatile device.

Most of these “apps,” a normal human being wouldn’t use in their lifetime. For example, there is an iPhone “app” to help identify birds. From a bit of research I discovered that 25 percent of the U.S. population is interested in birds. I feel like it’s important for “apps” to pertain to a larger audience. Apps should be there to serve a more broad based group of people and not just a small group.

While the iPhone tries to satisfy the needs of smaller groups with animal fetishes it could be working on apps that affect a larger portion of the population whose needs also need to be served.

Another “app” that is downright lame is “GottaGo.” This app is meant to get you out of a bad date. The app sets up a scene where your phone will ring but it will be a fake call. You can set the alarm and everything for the specific time that you would like your call to come. Fake caller I.D. is included. Hey, if you don’t want to go out on a date with this person, let’s make an excuse before you go out.

“DrinkBuddy” for all you alcoholics out there is an “app” that tells you how drunk you are. You do this by keeping track of the drinks you have on your iPhone. Who is going to remember to pull out their iPhone every time they finish their drink? When you get drunk enough I’m sure your iPhone will be the first thing on your mind. I know for all you college students this app will be at the top of your list.

This app is for all you lovers out there. “Girlfriend Caller” allows you to call your significant other with one quick click of a button instead of having to search through your address book, which we all know takes a significant amount of effort.

Over the “apps” icon there is a little number badge that shows the amount of times you call this person. Also if a breakup occurs amongst the lovers you must uninstall the app and reinstall it if and when you find another boo.

I could go on for hours about the worthless apps the iPhone has but these are the ones that truly screamed “WOW” when I heard about them. No doubt the iPhone is a great product but do we really need all of these unhelpful apps? Note to self for all you iPhone owners, don’t purchase an app just because it looks cool. Most likely it’s probably worthless.

Nicholas Guldin

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