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iPhone: Clearing up the Papi Lander questions.

10-21-2008, 04:20 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 344
Clearing up the Papi Lander questions.

This app is SAMPLE CODE (made by Apple) called 'Crash Landing', and all they did was change the images (easy as copy-and-pasting), and upload it to the App store. How they were able to get it past the review process with using Apple's code and selling it is questionable.

It's not endorsed by Sunflat Games, Inc.

FingerGaming.com recently posted an article saying it shared the same UI Interfaces as 'Crash Landing', and that it shares the same feel, BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME CODE, available here: http://developer.apple.com/iphone/li...ing/index.html. They didn't code one line of text in the entire app, just opened up Microsoft Paint and re-saved the images, named it, and put it in the store.

Hopefully Apple deletes this copyright infringing game, but until then, please: send a hard-written email to aanthony113@yahoo.com, the creator of this app. They need to take it down.

10-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 689
hate-mail sent.

10-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
I call Shenanigans!

I noticed it was BS when I saw papi wasn't red... This will bring up some serious copyright infringement to the table, the question is, does sun flat have papi trade marked? if not then this is legit...
10-21-2008, 07:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4
isnt that plagiarism
10-21-2008, 07:34 PM
I just sent my hate mail. That infuriates me. :/
10-21-2008, 08:25 PM
I sent my hate mail as well, with a small attachment. lol
10-21-2008, 08:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 174
Ouch :/ That's not cool.
10-21-2008, 08:31 PM
I just checked the app store and there's a review up I can only assume has been posted by the dev.

"The Latest Installment of the papi Series is excellent! Keep up the good work guys!"

EDIT: I just checked his post history. Almost all of his reviews are either 5 star reviews for AAAplications apps or Advertisements for AAAplication apps in other app reviews.

Last edited by sirisaacx; 10-21-2008 at 08:35 PM.
10-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Collins,GA
Posts: 108
Send a message via AIM to matt
If I had enough time I would start an online petition *hint* *hint* and use the power of DIGG.

This should help us out,



Gameloft LIVE: mattmccarty
10-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 104
Why don't you contact Sunflat or Apple - wont they both be in a better position to deal with this? I doubt hate mail will have any effect given the nature of what he has done.