I have a job opportunity to work for a large corporation on their mobile application, and that mobile app, which is used by thousands of people, has been very poorly received.
It's a dilemma for me, as I could have the opportunity to improve its quality/experience and claim any changes in its ratings as an achievement. With that said, this is a large corporation not directly in the mobile game, and surely they have deep politics. It's unlikely I would be granted the freedom to make the broad range of changes required to improve its rating as an app. I am worried that they are only hiring me to do bug fixes.
I don't have much mobile experience on my resume. The last mobile app that I worked on is performing well in the market, and I don't want to add a 1 star app to my portfolio.
It would be difficult to even mention the company name on my resume without someone easily finding the mobile app under the same name.
Am I just being paranoid, or should mobile app developers avoid poorly developed apps to protect their reputation?