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Scumbag Developers Turn Their Attention to Music Apps

For years now there have been a lot of shady "developers" who merely troll through GitHub finding open-source apps which they then lazily rebrand and try to sell on the App Store. In the "Music" category this has mostly been limited to Radio apps. AudioKit developer Matthew Fecher was the original developer who open-sourced his radio app, the code for which now pollutes the App Store with literally thousands on copy-cats.

This necessitated a very specific function in the discchord code to weed them out of my new apps feed:

Now the scumbags are getting greedy. Luca Jaeger, an alleged shitbag, has released Wavetable Synthesizer Analog using the source code for Analog Synth X by Matthew Fecher and Aurelius Prochazka. While the original Analog Synth X is free, Luca's new "Wavetable Synthesizer Analog" is $9... with a weekly $1 subscription fee! You get nothing new in this app, nor even anything from the subscription.

This is just a greedy cash grab!

As Tom from Synth Anatomy points out, everything about this app is garbage. Even their contact page is a joke, with nonsensical phone numbers like 12345/67890, and an email address of info@website.com. So lazy.

Avoid this and be wary; I'm sure more of these will arrive soon. You could also download the real thing for free!

Reader Comments 9

This kind of thing has been going on for a while even with music apps. There are countless copies of that open source synth on the App Store and I've seen it for years.

If you see examples that break the App Store terms of service, by all means report them.

And then let me know how you did, seeing as Apple removed the "report an issue" button ages ago.
April 18, 2018  | person dysamoria
@dysamoria: To the best of my knowledge this one is unique because it is the first clone to include Audiobus.

It looks like enough people did report it though, because I just checked and it has been removed!
Excellent. I wish this would happen to more junkware on the App Store!
April 18, 2018  | person dysamoria
Be interesting to hear the first ever song created entirely with criminal scam synth apps.


Which genre would be most appropriate?
Looks like it is gone from the app store - yay!

Death to alleged shitbags!
April 18, 2018  | person_outline Simon
Tim always tells it like it is! Amen.
April 18, 2018  | person_outline El Jeffe
On April 18, 2018 - @grammatonfeather said:
Be interesting to hear the first ever song created entirely with criminal scam synth apps.


Which genre would be most appropriate?
Crimewave maybe?
April 18, 2018  | person Bob
@Bob: I love it! Move over Synthwave and New Wave, get out of here Vaporwave, here comes a Crimewave!
On April 18, 2018 - @Bob said:
Crimewave maybe?


The crimewave album would cost $15 and $1 per week thereafter.

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