What a RIP! app-bits.com completely ripped off


Update: With a bit of Google’s help, I found the guy’s email. He says he just commissioned the site, and he got screwed by an outsourcing company. He removed the sites in minutes.

Update 2: Out of consideration I have removed links to their site and their name from this article. Benefit of the doubt and all that.

Well, I suppose its inevitable. And hilarious really.

My mobile app icon and interface design site app-bits.com just got completely and utterly plagarised. Not only did they completely rob the entire look of the site, they also completely ripped off the copy. The only thing changed was to add their logo, change app-bits to their name. The cherry on top? They had the where with all to update the Copyright message to have their name!

The email address on the site doesn’t work, the Whois doesn’t contain any information for me, (except for the name Name Removed) to get in touch with them, so I just have to call them out.

Dude, if you are reading this blog post and own this site, take it down. What a RIP.

4 Comments so far

  1. Wow, that’s really blatant. Can’t believe they didn’t even change the images. Did you get in contact with them successfully?

    September 23, 2010
    10:28 am

  2. Yep, eventually. Found their name after a few Whois lookups and a bit of creative Googling.
    He says that he just owns the sites and commissioned them from an outsource company who screwed him over.

    September 23, 2010
    12:20 pm

  3. Wow that is blatant! It happens unfortunately. It’s more annoying when the copying is borderline and the stage is set for an argument.

    Rob Coyle
    October 24, 2010
    11:32 am

  4. Not cool!

    Patrick Leddy
    January 25, 2011
    10:50 pm

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