Ugly Meter app success and Android copycats

 

By Posted 6 May 2012, 13:28

You will not find many apps that can knock Angry Birds from the top spot on iTunes, and the Ugly Meter app has done just that around 18 months after we first reported about celebrities and their ratings within this iOS application. Some early sales targets expect the Ugly Meter app to reach more than $1 million this month, although it’s worth pointing out that there are two options of the app – one at $4.99 (the Pro option) and one at $0.99, which is the earlier version we first saw 18 months ago.

The latest offering takes Ugly measuring to new scientific levels – the cheaper version launched around 2 years ago is more of a joke, but the latest “Ugly Meter Pro” will scan a photo and measure more than 100 points to give you a score up to 100. This version released within the last two months and has been in the making for around one year, which received an update to v1.1 a few days after launch.

Ugly Meter Pro is average on iOS and extremely disappointing on Android – while the hype surrounding this app helped it reach the top spot in the US, the same cannot be said for reviews from users. We had a play with the $5 version and found it fun but pretty average just as the ratings show (3 stars), although the Android version (now confirmed as a knock off and not official) has a low rating of 1.5 stars and many complaints in the comments found on Google Play. These complaints seem to come with problems including Ugly Meter crashing on Android, and users claiming it’s “a waste of money” and “needs a fix right away“.

Have you used Ugly Meter Pro on iPhone/iPad, and if you’ve used the Android version did you realize it was unofficial? We’ve included a video below this article, which gives you a quick overview of the iOS Pro version.

UPDATE: We’ve just found out that the Android version is not official, hence why it’s plagued with crashing and other problems.

  • http://twitter.com/Craig916 Craig Hardie

    People would pay for sh*t like this? I’ll tell you your ugly for half the price! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713811248 Hector Lugo

    I thought the makers of the Ugly Meter said they had no Android App and the Android versions were knock offs.