Apple, Google rejecting games that have the word ‘Flappy’ in their title
There has been no slowdown in the 'Flappy Bird phenomenon, even though the original game was removed from the App Store by its Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen a few days back. The overwhelming popularity of the 'Flappy Bird' game of late has prompted the creation of a number of clones which mimic the highly additive game.
Some of the 'Flappy Bird' clones which currently feature on Apple's top charts include games titled 'Flappy Bee,' 'Flappy Plane,' 'Flappy Super Hero,' 'City Bird - Flappy Flyer,' and 'Fly Birdie - Flappy Bird Flyer,' among numerous others.
With the App Store's top charts currently flooded with several 'Flappy bird' clones, recent reports have revealed that Apple as well as Google are now rejecting all those games which have the word 'Flappy' in their titles.
Apple's and Google's reported move to reject games with 'Flappy' in the title is evident from Apple's rejection of an app dubbed 'Flappy Dragon' from the App Store. According to the app's developer Ken Carpenter, a Vancouver-based game designer at Mind Juice Media, the reason which Apple gave him for the rejection of the app was: "We found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app."
Just like Apple, Google too is rejecting Flappy-titled games from its Google Play store. Google's move is apparent from the fact that Kuyi Mobile and Happy Mage Games have recently stated that app submissions using 'Flappy' in their title are being rejected by the company.
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