07-09-2015 11:17 AM
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  1. someone2639's Avatar
    "Kein Virus Security" = NO VIRUS SECURITY
    La virus scan = ل virus scan
    03-26-2015 03:56 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Next thing we know there'll be 50 fake Anti-virus programs in the store and some leading "reliable" news site like Fox News will pick up on this and say Windows Phone now has the need for lots of Anti-virus software to cope with the rampant virus outbreak on the platform because its Windows.
    03-26-2015 09:59 PM
  3. raycpl's Avatar
    Of course, by then the situation practically demands for viruses for those soon-to-be apps.... "when virus" haha
    03-26-2015 10:55 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    Nicely done. Reminds me of the Blue Screen of Death app ( Blue Screen Of Death | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) ) that I downloaded a long time ago. It's a fun gag to use when friends give me grief that my phone is Windows and needs defragged, and antivirus and registry cleaner.
    teckris likes this.
    03-26-2015 11:10 PM
  5. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar

    Confused users thinking they need antivirus will be educated.
    ... And pissed off that they downloaded some useless app for nothing.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    03-27-2015 04:55 AM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Well that didn't go well. Guess I'll have to make it more functional and try again.
    App Policies: 10.1 Inadequate Functionality

    Your app and its associated metadata must accurately and clearly reflect the source, functionality, and features of your app.
    •The screenshots, app name, developer name, tile, category and app description, and any other related metadata you provide with your app, should make it easy for a user to understand the functions, features, and any important limitations of your app.
    •Your app may not use a name or icon similar to that of other apps.
    •You should not represent your app to be from a company, government body, or other entity if you do not have permission to make that representation.
    •If your app contains content or features restricted to certain languages, markets or geographies or has other important limitations, they should be clearly described.
    •Your app must be fully functional and offer customers unique, creative value or utility.
    •If your app declares an association with a given file type or extensibility point, it must provide the functionality that a customer would expect, given that association. For example, if your app declares an association with the .jpg file type, the app should be able to open the image for viewing or editing.

    Notification/Action Requested:

    The app has limited functionality. Your app and metadata must offer customers unique, creative value or utility.
    Aziz Abdurachman likes this.
    03-27-2015 09:41 AM
  7. someone2639's Avatar
    During spring break I will make a similar proof of concept.
    Aziz Abdurachman likes this.
    03-27-2015 10:11 AM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    I could maybe throw my hat in the ring too... Although I don't want to step on any toes, and it's all dependent on "free" time.
    03-27-2015 12:34 PM
  9. a5cent's Avatar
    Well that didn't go well. Guess I'll have to make it more functional and try again.
    My gut feeling is that it's a bit too "in your face". I don't think the app actually needs to include any real computational functionality for MS to admit it to the store. It just needs to serve a purpose. There's just not enough information there for it to be considered educational. Really make it educational (explain why), and I think you'd have a chance.

    Maybe also remove the face palm meme. There's no point in telling users how ignorant they are. Nobody wants to hear that (no matter how justified it may be). Just tell them what they need to know in an entertaining way.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    03-27-2015 02:36 PM
  10. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    Well that didn't go well. Guess I'll have to make it more functional and try again.

    Then blend it into a more useful app, explaining all is needed to know about viruses, the different kinds, and bust some miths.
    After all, it matches with the original objective of the app, teach the user.
    03-28-2015 07:10 PM
  11. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Well here we go. It should show up in the store soon, here's the direct link. Once it's installed, the name is "Placebo Antivirus"


    I added more useful information and educational stuff, and a Bing search that brings up relevant articles. Still has the Picard facepalm meme though.

    I'm guessing I made it through the automated process this time with no human intervention; it took less than a day to publish.
    06-26-2015 10:21 AM
  12. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Well despite my best efforts of making it bleeding obvious in the Store listing that this app is for humor and entertainment only, and not very good at either one... and not showing up for some reason when you search the store for "Antivirus" or "Placebo" - as of today, Placebo Antivirus is my most popular app ever with 23,210 downloads and three five-star ratings!

    Update July 25: now at 148,070 downloads. My jaw is on the floor. Reviews are a mix of five star "best app ever" and one star "what an *****"
    Last edited by PepperdotNet; 07-25-2015 at 04:23 PM.
    xandros9 likes this.
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