'Fan Mail' Is Officially The Most Hated App In America
August 17, 2011 at 6:37 AM (PT)
One week ago, COX MEDIA Top 40 WAPE/JACKSONVILLE "Morning Mess" member MARK KAYE released a new app to the iTUNES store called "Fan Mail." The app, available for the iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH and iPAD turns anyone who downloads it into an "Instant Celebrity" by creating and sending personalized fan mail to each user. The critics emphatically hate it!
"It was designed to be a positive influence on people," explained KAYE. "I wanted regular people -- teachers, doctors, volunteers -- to experience the thrill and the boost in self-confidence that celebrities get when they receive fan mail."
But within 24 hours of it’s release, critics of the app plastered the web with scathing reviews making it the "Most Hated App in America."
Some of the reviews:
"New app feeds your delusions of grandeur and fame." -MSNBC.com
"This iPHONE app reflects on the disturbingly precarious emotional state of the typical American." -Gawker.com
"App that helps you pretend you're famous is a joke." -Cafemom.com
"Fan Mail Is Officially The Saddest App Ever Released." -Spike.com
"I had no idea people would find the idea so appalling," said KAYE. "My vision was to create a motivational tool to help people get and stay inspired. I guess not everyone sees it that way."
While the critics continue to trash the app online, "Fan Mail" has received high marks from users and maintains a perfect five star rating in the iTUNES store.
Check it out here.