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Madison Andrews: No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow

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Written by Madison Andrews

It’s a crime that people actually pay for this drivel. Take Clover Touch. You tap the scrolling clovers to win gold. It costs 99 cents. Please. That app maker should pay me for the time I wasted trying to test it.

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us — so my inner nerd and I started hunting for a pot of gold, apps-wise. I figured at least I’d find some kind of location-based app that would tell me the probability of finding a four-leaf clover. No such luck. My search for four-leaf clover apps returned just a slew of silly stuff.

Really?

What about the legend that four-leaf clovers emit a different frequency and wavelength of light, so they appear to be more blue than your typical green three-leaf clovers? Couldn’t some plucky developer create an app that detects various wavelengths? I couldn’t find anything that cool.

And games like 4 Leaf Clover, pictured below, just fell flat.

It’s a crime that people actually pay for this drivel. Take Clover Touch. You tap the scrolling clovers to win gold. It costs 99 cents. Please. That app maker should pay me for the time I wasted trying to test it.

 

I don’t have anything against games, nor against silly apps in general, but the lack of fun and inventive St. Patrick’s Day fare is just disappointing.

Fortunately, our photojournalist Julie Blaustein sent me this animated card featuring leprechaun-ish John C. Dvorak, Mac McCarthy, Gina Smith and Josh Windisch. It’s a JibJab card showcasing a few of aNewDomain.net’s lads and lassies hanging out at a tradeshow party recently.

Who said St. Patrick’s Day is for amateurs?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is lá Fhéile Phadraig inniu!

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  • HMcG

    So much for the ides that Apple’s ‘Walled Garden’ avoids this sort of drivel being published.

  • HMcG

    ides => idea. Wot no edit?