Aahh the fight over nudity in the Marketplace, it never gets old. If we recall, ImageWind was pulled not because it contained nudity but because there was no filter for that nudity (“In order to be permissible, there would need to be a content filter before surfacing images since users are not querying a specific type of image and are rather pushed to them.”). Well now there’s an app called Hot Images For WP7 and it contains an adult filter for images that is, by default, turned on and it is available in the Marketplace. Here’s their description:
Quench your visual thirst!
Come satisfy your curiosity and explore your favorite topics.
– adult filter (turned on by default)
– browse unlimited images
– bookmark favorite images
It’s $3 and doesn’t have a trial and quite frankly I’m not spending a dime to see what they’re serving up. The interesting thing here is that there is now a seemingly compromised position in the Marketplace for acceptable and explicit nudity provided that there’s a clear filter that is toggled off. Of course, this all goes away with Mango, but for whatever reason censorship seems to be a big deal to devs and end users, so this marks the latest line drawn for Windows Phones.
Thanks for the tip Murali!