Swiss Codemonkey: Avoid Them
Last week I installed a goofy app “Arnold Soundboard for Android” from Swiss Codemonkeys. I shouldn’t have, because the app requested network access.
Today, I received what appeared to be an SMS message. It had a little “thumbs-up” icon, and it said something like “A friend recommended an app!”. Clicking on the link brought me to the Android Market link for the Horoscope Widget, also from Swiss Codemonkeys.
I strongly suspect this message came from the Arnold Soundboard app, but I can’t really prove that. I did report it as a possible malicious app, and I recommend people avoid apps from Swiss Codemonkey. (or any other apps that request network access even when they don’t do anything network related).
If you are an application author, feel free to advertise your other apps. But don’t send messages pretending to be “recommendations” from alleged “friends”.