In the most shocking app story every, iChatr, the Chat Roulette clone for the iPhone 4 that we told you about last week has been removed from the App Store due to reports of some people exposing themselves! Shocking! Unheard of! What has this world come to?
Ok, all sarcasm aside. Um, er, watching people, particularly men, do certain things to themselves is the main reason people use Chat Roulette. As a matter of fact, I think it’s the only reason. The revelation that people are doing the exact same thing in iChatr is no revelation at all. It’s completely anonymous and that makes people think that they can do anything they want.
SKJM, developers of iChatr had very little to say on the subject — “The iChatr application has currently been removed from the App Store due to reports of a number of users exposing themselves during the random video chat sessions. We are currently discussing possible solutions to the problem with Apple.” Yeah, good luck with getting Apple to OK it again.
That the nudity police at Apple have pulled this app is also no surprise at all. I don’t expect that we’ll see it back in the store. And for those multitudes of others that are working on similar apps, you might as well stop now unless you have some wicked automatic genital recognition technology built in.