What Exactly Was “I Am Rich” Application?

A controversial $999.99 app called “I am rich” was added by a developer and then was removed after eight people bought it. Well this sounds insane but yes it did happen.”I Am Rich” application was created by developer Armin Heinrich, who said that eight people had purchased it before it was taken off iTunes. The buyers include six people from the United States and one each from France and Germany.

The app does nothing apart from displaying a glowing red gem on a user’s iPhone screen for the sole purpose of proving to onlookers one is of the moneyed class and that they have enormous heaps of cash. Various blogs were able to get the official description, however, which reads in part:

“The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you that you were able to afford this. It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all.”

On February 23, 2009, CNET Asia reported a “conceptually similar” application, I Am Richer for Google’s Android smartphone operating system. The app was released on the Android Market for the cost of US$200 which is the maximum limit of any application present on the Android Market.

With the same name, the I Am Rich that was released on the Windows Phone Marketplace on December 22, 2010 was developed by DotNetNuzzi. An application which is equally useless as the original, costs US$499.99 which is the maximum for any application available in the Microsoft application store or market.

We just thought that we always report applications that you can download and that help you make things better, but there are also equally useless things out there which cost alot. We hope this has been an interesting read. If you also know such trivia do let us know.

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