Do iPhone Apps reviews make sense in Nepal?

try-again I was surprised when a Nepali newspapers published an iPhone apps review. It is not that they can’t do it. But, iPhone Apps doesn’t make sense to majority of the readers of the Nepali newspaper.

The reviewed App, costing $5 (it was marked $0.99, at the time of writing this article), can’t be purchased in Nepal as there is no International Credit Card facility in Nepal.

The V1.0 of the app was released on 26 July, 2009 and is rated 17+. That doesn’t qualify itself to be reviewed in a National newspaper in Nepal.

Many tech review sites had reviewed it long ago and told it to be “completely inaccurate”. The article in Nagariknews is fully biased towards the app and makes it feel like the app is the best prediction of your sexual drive.

It doesn’t make sense to review a year-old app. In a year’s time, there should have been more such applications released in iTunes which, the Nagariknews writer didn’t care to look for.

Then, what might be the motivation behind the article?

I think, it is the same old reason that Kantipur published articles on Smita Thapa and Maya Bazin. They think sex sells, and don’t care about its relevancy while doing so. It is sad to see editors of major publication in Nepal overlooking the social responsibility and journalism ethics.

I have posted screen-shot of the article below.

[I post comment or write to the writers when I publish articles like this. Last time Armendra Yadav didn’t care to reply my query, I hope the comment on this Nagarknews article will get replies.]

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