Windows Phone already had a lot of spam problem, but Microsoft’s decision to make the app approval process automated, might just have made it worse. Recently, a developer registered himself with the name of Google, Inc (Google is registered on the Store as Google Inc) and published real looking Google apps including Google Maps, Hangouts, Google Search, Google Plus and Gmail. Not to say the least that the developer had used authentic looking logos as well. The apps which were probably nothing more than web apps, were priced heftily $1.99 each.
It’s obvious that the developer was looking in to cash in on some not so aware consumers. Microsoft has since removed the apps and the developer from the Store, but it goes without saying that it needs to step in to control the spam problem on the Store. Don’t believe us? Try searching for Facebook in the Windows Phone Store.