And, the winner is and isn’t ABC’s Oscars iPad App

A somewhat unique circumstance has a poorly rated (2 stars out of a possible 5) iPad app at the top of the free apps list. ABC Digital’s free Oscar app only has a two-star rating for both its current and past versions because it reportedly crashes a lot and does not have interestingn information. However, tonight is the night of the Academy Awards presentatins on ABC TV. So, the app shot up to number 1 on the free iPad app list (it is nowhere to be found on the iPhone list despite the fact it works on the phone too). Comments by frustrated users indicate that problems present last year are still not addressed. Maybe next year?