Spooky Woods is yet another app that lures users in and subjects them to a scary picture. I’ve reviewed at least one of these apps before, and they are on the quirky side. I’m disappointed in the app for other fundamental reasons other than how many of these apps are already in existence.
First and foremost, I need to start asking psychologists if there is a basic fear of adequate instructions that might be running rampant. If there is a mental disorder in which people are paralyzed by the irrational fear that something bad will happen to them if they write out instructions for another human being, then I will lay off the harping. Otherwise, it will continue to unnerve me to no end.
I downloaded the app thinking it was a scary game. While it technically is a scary game, the instructions don’t mention that it is a prank app. Yes, some people enjoy downloading prank apps. The point of the instruction section is to let the users know what it is that they are downloading. Failing to mention that the app is intended as a prank is misleading. It isn’t being completely honest with the users who are downloading it.
Another problem with the description was that it should provide information about the app and developers. I actually check these sections out as part of the review process. All it showed was what other products I could download. It didn’t seem like that section was even finished.
Luckily, the app is free. However, I find many instances where the description is lacking or misleading in paid apps. What are some examples of apps that you have downloaded that turned out not to be what they advertised?