Help combat fake thermometer apps

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The Play store is literally flooded with apps that pretend to give you a room/indoor temperature. The authors of these apps lie in the app’s description and users who are not technically minded (the vast majority) think they’ve got the real thing.

I mean how can an app know the temperature of your room? Do phones have a sensor for measuring the room temperature? The answer is simply NO, they do NOT. 99.99% of all smartphones do not have that kind of sensor. For the CPU, yes, not for the environment.

These "developers" are therefore liars. If you have any sense of justice, you can’t allow these fake developers to get away with it. The title of these apps are misleading and the description is deceptive. The apps obviously generate random data.

I have reported at least twenty of these apps to Google but since I’m probably the only one reporting it, they will ignore me. That’s why I’m here now, asking you to download as many of these apps as possible, test them (if you don’t believe me) and:

1. rate them with 1 star
2. leave a comment why you are rating them with only one star
3. report them to Google (the 3-dot button in the top right corner – Flag as inappropriate / Other objection / Comment)

Most of them (if not all) come from India and Pakistan. They are probably all from the same "developers", as they look very similar and have almost identical app’s description.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…er.thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…er.thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…indoor.outdoor

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…perature.meter

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ek.thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…vsoltechnology

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…perature.meter

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…rature.checker

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ed.thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…nicthermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…er.thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…thermometernew

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…3S.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…oorthermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ii.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…er.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…talThermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…orecast.devsol

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ealthermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…er.temperature

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…eatherforecast

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…roomtemprature

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…talthermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ometer.smokers

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…it.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…4U.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…pleThermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…69.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…mometerforroom

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ng.Thermometer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d….heaven.thermo

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…ature.humidity

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…omSanta.Thermo

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…oomtemperature

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…on.thermometer

Unfortunately, there’s many more of them..

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