Storm8, a developer responsible for iMobsters, Vampires Live, and Zombies LIve, is the target of a class action lawsuit accusing them of secretly collecting the phone numbers of users who download and play their games. The company claims that their games have been downloaded more than 20 million times. Storm8 admitted to transferring users' phone numbers back in August, but shook it off as only a bug.
A coding firm in India was recently exposed for falsifying their resume, claiming to have coded several popular apps in the App Store that they had nothing to do with in order to gain clients. The story starts with TapBots CEO, Paul Haddad, being asked if their popular app, ConvertBot [App Store, $0.99] was coded by Trucid. Of course, it was coded by TapBots LLC.
AT&T is up in arms over Verizon's latest jab at the iPhone-AT&T duo, a TV ad called "There's A Map For That." The ad directly parodies Apple's series of "There's an App For That" ads that features different apps in the App Store. Unfortunately for AT&T, their argument basically amounts to the notion that Verizon's ad might confuse stupid people who aren't paying attention.
In the past, some of us iPhone fans have made a big fuss about things like not having MMS on AT&T's network until recently, but that's nothing in comparison to their quality of service in large areas. According to local Apple Geniuses, having an average of up to 30% of your calls drop is considered "normal" in the New York area.