There’s an app for that and soon there will be a rating system for those apps.  The Entertainment Software Rating Board is developing a rating system for those thousands and thousands of mobile apps to help guide consumers like you and me. The new mobile app rating system will be similar to the the rating system currently used for rating video games.

The ESRB’s ratings system — with seven classifications, from “Early Childhood” to “Adults Only” — is being initiated by AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Microsoft and “other storefronts have indicated their interest in joining,” CITA, the wireless group, said in a statement. ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBCUniversal).

The ESRB will “routinely test” the most popular apps and monitor any consumer complaints.