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How many times have you been copied or just started a trend?

10-03-2009, 11:11 AM
#1
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How many times have you been copied or just started a trend?

It has happened to me at least 5 times. It is just really annoying how people could just copy your ideas and theirs get featured or something and make it to the top 25.

So how many times has this happened to you? Or even if you had an app idea that you put off making and then see it in the top ten? That has also happened a lot.

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10-03-2009, 11:34 AM
#2
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Isn't this pretty common for the AppStore, and games in general? I just thought it was pretty commonplace with all the clones out there. Or are you talking about a straight copy that violates copyrights/trademarks?

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10-03-2009, 11:37 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
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Yeah your right. I think that if this didn't happen though now that you say it, there would only be about 5000 apps on te store and less quality

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10-03-2009, 12:54 PM
#4
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Yea I started rap, but 2pac and Biggie just stole it from me. Really pissed me off.
10-03-2009, 04:01 PM
#5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AAApplications View Post
It has happened to me at least 5 times. It is just really annoying how people could just copy your ideas and theirs get featured or something and make it to the top 25.

So how many times has this happened to you? Or even if you had an app idea that you put off making and then see it in the top ten? That has also happened a lot.
aren't you the guy who ripped off papi and apache lander?

shotgun, drumset?

Yeah you have copied others atleast 5 times

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Originally Posted by The prez 12521 View Post
No. But there's a good chance she'll put her hand down there. Like we were holding hands in the movie, she moved our hands on my lap and I was just thinking...oh god please not now please stay soft
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10-03-2009, 04:52 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 77
Good point but that was like a year ago. I had the first shotgun though and I could prove it if you need. What are the 5 others I'm just wonderig?

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10-03-2009, 06:26 PM
#7
Happened to me exactly 7 times.

...Exactly.

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10-03-2009, 06:56 PM
#8
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Just a few weeks ago, I was making a game, but apparently someone else was making something very similar to it. Thankfully, I got interested in Unity 3D, so I don't have to worry about that game
10-03-2009, 07:21 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 185
I can imagine being copied being frustrating, but really, with so many games popping out it's hard to be original, well, not too hard, but to be original and get big with your app is hard.
10-04-2009, 01:44 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 908
shotgun pro came out a week before your app did!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The prez 12521 View Post
No. But there's a good chance she'll put her hand down there. Like we were holding hands in the movie, she moved our hands on my lap and I was just thinking...oh god please not now please stay soft
Reminding for when I get new iPod: Epic Win