This article was written in 2010 regarding an iPhone app i had created at the time called iFestApp. Only small areas of the post have been updated since 2010. A 2012 app is under development.
I personally don’t think it is an unfair assumption to believe that most big corporations use questionable methods to make the little people, who threaten their profits, go away. Methods that i’m sure everyone back in reality would see as bullying, a way of throwing around their “big boy” name to make you stop what you’re doing.
You would have to do something rather special to get yourself into a position where a big company would want to stop you from doing something they thought could damage them financially, something quite sizeable to even be noticed by these people.
Apparently i’ve managed to get myself into a real pickle of a situation with Virgin Media because of an iPhone app i created called iFestApp something that, at the time, seemed innocent enough but apparently threatened a few pennies in V Festivals pocket.
So let me tell a little story about a nice young developer who just wanted to share his love for a music festival with like-minded people through the “geeky” means of iPhone App Development.