iChatr, an iPhone app for iPhone 4 that enabled iPhone 4 users to video chat with other random iPhone 4 users from around the world was a smart idea as the developer had essentially brought Chatroulette, which has been generating a lot of buzz to the iPhone.
But the smart idea has quickly turned into a bad idea as a number of users were exposing themselves during the chat sessions, which has resulted in it being removed from the App Store.
According to SKJM, developers of SKJM:
“The iChatr application has currently been removed from the App Store due to reports of a number of users exposing themselves during the random video chat sessions.
We are currently discussing possible solutions to the problem with Apple.”
It’s a cool idea as there's something exhilarating about meeting someone new, whether it's in a coffee shop or online but not when someone does a Lyndon Johnson. Its a problem that even Chatroulette is trying to solve and has roped in Napster
founder, Shawn Fanning to figure out how to address the problem.
Until then I don’t expect to see iChatr or Chatroulette like iPhone apps to be available on the App Store.
What do you think?