Apple and Google reject Flappy Bird clones; no more apps with ‘Flappy’ in the title

Apple and Google reject Flappy Bird clones; no more apps with ‘Flappy’ in the title

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Apple and Google reject Flappy Bird clones; no more apps with ‘Flappy’ in the title
No more 'Flappy' in game titles
By CrackVTS /  18 Feb 2014 , 10:25
Flappy Bird may be gone, but the craze for the game continues.

Last week, the game’s maker, Don Nguyen, took everyone by surprise or rather shock as he yanked the game off app stores citing reasons like “overwhelming response from users.” Post Flappy Bird’s demise however, a ton of replica apps have been rushing to fill the void. But now, news has it that Google and Apple have started rejecting apps that have the word “Flappy” in their name.

CrackVTS reports that Apple has rejected an app called “Flappy Dragon” built by Vancouver-based game designer named Ken Carpenter.  The company even put forth a document stating, “We found that your app, and/or its metadata, contains content that could be misleading to users, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines. We found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app.” Several other apps with the name “Flappy” in it have been rejected too.

And It’s not just Apple, Google has also been rejecting apps that are trying to cash in on Flappy Bird’s popularity.

Game developers Kuyi Mobile and Happy Mage Games have also revealed that their apps have been rejected that use Flappy in the title.

This will finally put an end all the fake clones and also the malicious apps that have been hitting app stores. Last week, Trend Micro had managed to find fake Flappy Bird apps on Google’s Play Store that ask for permissions to read and send text messages while you’re installing the app and then ends up sending premium messages, depleting the user’s balance or affecting their bills. In fact, Google Play store’s top charts were inundated with fake Flappy Bird clones last week.

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