Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app has gained negative reviews from various Nigerians on playstore, some describing the app as a copy cat to WhatsApp and Instagram, Oyogist.com learnt.
Adamu has been promoting his social media app to be used as an alternative to Twitter and Instagram, over the past few months.
A user of the app, Oreoluwa Omowaye wrote on playstore: “This app is horrible. It’s exceptionally slow, picture quality is awful, user interface is terrible as well. I feel like the developer tried to cram whatsapp, twitter and Instagram into a teeny tiny box and honestly, it’s not working. That picture quality really is horrible. A total waste of space, time and data.”
“I downloaded the app to give it a try, it was an absolute waste of time. It is a like a very very cheap copy of twitter down to the bird icon. I think this app should be flagged as plagiarism. The developer of this app basically stole the concept of twitter and is trying to pass it of as authentic and genuine. Even going as far as bribing people to give the app a five star rating. I would like to suggest that the app be removed from this reputable app store.” one reviewer called Alexander wrote.
Another complaint from Peter Ogundipe noted thus: “Do not download this app! Poor interface, it’s exceptionally slow, picture quality is horrible, this is an absolute waste of time and data, to think it plagiarized twitter, and yet the design is nowhere near the standard of twitter. This is a disgrace to Nigeria, and to Africa, and to the whole world. PS: they will also steal your personal informations( identity) and use for various online scams. BEWARE!!!!”
Crowwe has so far emased over 1000 downloads since it was released in July this year. Out of its 570 reviews, only 30 of the reviews are positive, while the Crowwe app has 1.8 ratings.
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