Duolingo copy-cat app!!
I was using my brothers phone to put duolingo on there for him and when I searched duolingo I saw an app with a bird on it for 2.99.. Looked at the details and it even says duolingo in the description and says " do not copy this app or the intellectual property". They have multiple other apps all with duolingo.. Search-- Bui Vahn Thanh. That is the developer.. It is a total ripoff and they are trying to make people pay using the duolingo name!
E: The main one has been taken down, but there are still a few apps with duolingo's name on them from the same developer
There is indeed a screening process, but it's notoriously fickle. Malware can get in, and legitimate apps can get blocked. See e.g. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518096/remotely-assembled-malware-blows-past-apples-screening-process/ and http://www.itworld.com/it-consumerization/306090/apple-ios-app-review-frustrating-and-bad-your-health
Me neither -- a search just brings up the legit one, and Babbel (Babbel briefly mentions Duolingo in the description, but is clearly not pretending to be Duolingo). Apple users tend to spend more money than Android users, so it probably makes sense for a scam artist to target them first.
omg, seriously. how selfish! the things people do for a dollar. its sad, really. well, now it seems like Luis saw it, so its probably taken care of, but still! This is serious, its called scamming. people needa understand how big of a deal it is! its like taking money out of other people's pockets without them noticing until later when they need it or find out about it.
Wouldn't Apple be held responsible as well if they didn't? As some people have noted, this isn't the only case of infringement, as there are other knock-offs/copies for other languages. Will you be pursuing those as well?
EDIT: I don't mean to be intrusive or demanding. I'm just curious.
I just sent in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to this conversation. If Staff isn't already aware, they will be once my report ticket comes up. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the DL community! ^_^
Update Staff is aware. It's up to Apple to take it down.
They still have at 'Duolingo' russian dictionary...https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duolingo-dictionary-english/id820391039?mt=8