Apple and Google are Removing Flappy Bird Clones

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Despite Flappy Bird making tens of thousands of dollars a day, its creator, Dong Nguyen, was very tired of all the hate both his gamme and himself were receiving, so he removed it from both the iOS store and the Google Play store.

Naturally, word of the insane popularity and profitability the game had spread across the development community, so developers started making clones.

Some clones were made purely for fun, out of spite to show how bad cloning games has become these days, while others were simply trying to make a few bucks.

Now, both Apple and Google are taking down Flappy Bird clones with no remorse, some developers are even claiming their games were taken down with no warning. Apple’s cause for removing the games is reportedly “leveraging a popular app,” while Google is flatly calling them “spam.”

What do you guys think? Are Google and Apple justified in their crusade to stamp out the Flappy Bird clones, or do the developers deserve a warning to at least change their game?

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Brandon Orselli


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