Feeds

App maker asks $600 for BlackBerry bling

Shine on, you crazy diamond

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Affluent BlackBerry users can spread their smugness further with a pointless $600 (£379) app that shows they aren't just stupidly rich but also rich in stupidity.

Fortunatus, from developer Sander Stall, dazzles displays with an image of a diamond and offers an exclusive chat room to mingle with other plump-pocketed pea-brains.

Fortunatus

The app's description reads: "Do you have a lot of money? Than Fortunatus is something for you!"

Presented as badly as a 419 scam, we wonder how many people will fall for it.

It isn't a new concept, though. A couple years back, we reported a similar iPhone app appropriately named I am Rich that served the same purpose and also added an image of a diamond.

Apple removed I am Rich a day after its release but it was already purchased by SIX people.

Last year, I am Richer was released for the Android platform. The app cost $200, the maximum price set by Google. It's no longer there, just a number of knock-offs available at cut-down prices.

For $600 though, why not just superglue a real crystal to the front of your phone? Probably be enough cash left for a reasonable donation to charity too.

Alternatively, how about Rough Fortunatus, an inexpensive version of the same app that adds a pic of a rough diamond instead? There is also access to an exclusive chat room - all for the low cost of $20 (£13). Bling bling. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.