Title: Wobble & iJiggles
update: all download codes have been claimed – thank you
<yawn> Farts continue to make headlines in iPhone World. This time it’s a lawsuit –
Air-o-Matic is seeking $50,000 in damages from the former #1 app, iFart Mobile. </yawn> Rather than bore you with details (we’ll let TUAW or CNN do that – yeah, CNN, big news you know!), we’ll focus on real entertainment … BOOBIE-STYLE.
So there’s trouble in Boobieland … mudslinging, trash talking, accusations flying. It’s Boob vs Boob … specifically Wobble vs iJiggles in some hysterical back-and-forth bantering. We previously covered both Wobble and iJiggles … but this time we present the “Battle Of The Boobs”. And since we live in a glass house – no judgments will be made – no stones will be thrown – no right, no wrong – no “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”. Just the facts – you determine the verdict.
Wobble vs iJiggles – the “Just The Facts” edition
Jan 15: iJiggles hits the App Store
Jan 17: Wobble hits the App Store
Jan 18: Wobble (jonau65) leaves the following comment on eugene4023’s iJiggles YouTube video:
Jan 30: Wobble changes name to Wobble-3D-Jiggles
Jan 30: iJiggles changes name to iJiggles-3D-Wobble (their response below)
Jan 31: Wobble-3D-Jiggles changes name back to Wobble
Jan 31: Wobble emails iJiggles the following cease and desist request:
Remove Wobble from the “name” you are using for your application. You are infringing our trademark.
It would seem by your statement that “You have nothing to lose” that you are attempting to benefit from our large sales and marketing effort. Might I suggest that you do have something to lose?
As your name stands you are deliberately using our name to try to increase sales of your own and you will be liable for damages, to minimize such damage you must CEASE AND DESIST using the Wobble name immediately.
My IP lawyers will be writing to Apple, in addition please supply an address for service for your company to the email address above.
Jan 31: iJiggles emails Wobble the following response:
1. It is doubtful that you have already applied and received a Trademark for the name Wobble. Also, Wobble is a generic term and is probably not trademarkable. If I am wrong, send me a trademark number or an application number and I will be happy to change it.
2. At the time of the name change, your app is called “Wobble-3D-Jiggle” and not “Wobble”. Quite a bit different
3. By using the term “jiggle”, you are obviously attempting to benefit from our large sales and marketing effort.
4. I’ll leave it up to Apple to decide. Get my address from them.
Have a good day.
Jan 31: Wobble emails iJiggles the following response:
1. Have it your way.
2. If I was using the term iJiggle rather than just plain jiggle it might explain trying to confuse the market, we were merely experimenting with a longer name to catch the eye more in the appstore.
3. Bad experiment, for a number of reasons – it exposed us to other developers moving on the name “wobble” which is precisely what you have done changing your name – I wonder who would be tempted to take your “iJiggle” name? Maybe some reader of your blog???
4. OK, will do.
And yep, I feel like a dick for even bothering to engage with you, it’s not like your app is competitive really… It looks like a software guy did the graphics and it works like a graphics guy did the software. Did the UI guy come up with your company name?? 🙂
EDITORS NOTE – for clarification, the email exchanges were posted on the iJiggles blog, thus the following response from Wobble
Feb 1: Wobble emails iJiggles the following:
Heh, I don’t believe that you just published a comment from me that:
a. Points out the shortcomings of your application
b. Points out to anybody reading that there exists an opportunity to take your application name! I simply meant that as a warning to you against the problem with changing your software name… hence the reason I changed ours back! (oh and sales went down when I mentioned Jiggle)!
But I guess you are just a bit too slow to pick that up, and you insist on republishing my PM’s to your imaginary readers???
Let’s see if you are foolish enough to publish this too:
Dear search engine and readers of this blog, please index this link: Wobble is the best boob jiggling software available for the iPhone – follow this link to buy WOBBLE http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301166113
Or maybe you’ll realise that you are giving me the opportunity to publish stuff on YOUR blog and take all of it down!! 😀 I even took the time to format your link. You are welcome.
Wobble changes name to Wobble Her Bits 3D and again to Wobble-Bikini-Fun
iJiggles changes name to iJiggles Your Mom
And since Wobble is the #6 paid app and iJiggles is the #1 free app … well I guess all this “foreplay” has a happy ending. Now isn’t that nice!
Free iJiggles and Wobble to KRAPPS viewers!
Originally, iJiggles was positioned as a limited time free app. However, since iJiggles has exploded to the #1 free app position, the developer has decided to forego a price increase, generate revenue with ads and leave iJiggles free indefinitely. YAHOO – download iJiggles!
Wobble was kind enough to provide codes which will allow KRAPPS viewers to download Wobble for FREE. Simply tweet the following message on Twitter and we’ll direct message you the download code while supplies last:
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