27/10/2008

The War of the Beer apps.

There is a virtual beer war going and I came to know about it just iPint,iBeer,Mac now. The war or to use the right terminology, legal wrangle is between two virtual beer pouring iPhone apps. iPint and iBeer.

iPint is a fully interactive virtual pint of Carling that users can drink by tilting their iPhone. It (iPint) quickly became one of the Apple phone's most downloaded free application.

However, the Carling beer owners, Molson Coors are now facing a $12.5m lawsuit from iPhone application developer Steve Sheraton of Hottrix for allegedly copying his $3 beer-pouring app.

Looks like virtual beer guzzlers will have to wait for a while to slake their virtual thirst.

Image from Antigone78