What are the most inappropriate iOS, Android apps of 2012?


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Even though it's been a few years since Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) phased out its once-ubiquitous catchphrase "There's an app for that," the sentiment is more accurate today than ever before. With roughly 700,000 applications optimized for the iOS platform in Apple's App Store and another 700,000 for Android in the rival Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play, the mobile ecosystem has grown to the stage where there are apps for every conceivable situation, interest and idiosyncrasy.

That's not necessarily a good thing.

Sure, the breadth and diversity of the mobile software segment is a cornerstone of its consumer appeal--app developers never stop challenging the notion of what smartphones and tablets can do, and every month, FierceMobileContent celebrates their achievements by spotlighting the latest and greatest apps to hit the market. But a few developers push way too far, shattering the boundaries of good sense, good taste and good behavior. No one asked for these apps and no one needs these apps, but they exist anyway.


Click below for the most inappropriate iOS and Android applications of 2012. "There's an app for that?" you'll ask in horror. Don't blame me: I didn't make 'em. I just write about 'em.--Jason


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