Flappy Bird officially pulled from app stores, no more

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Indie game developer Dong Nguyen has made good his promise/threat to pull annoying popular game Flappy Bird from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Through his Twitter account, Nguyen announced yesterday that he would be taking down the game because it has brought unnecessary attention saying that he could not take it anymore. Never mind he was reportedly making around $50,000 a day from Google ads in the game.

Here’s what you get after searching for Flappy Bird on the Google Play Store:

flappy bird out of play store

Here’s what iOS users can see in their most popular free apps listing. Flappy Bird used to be at the very top until the last hour when it was pulled (via Macrumours):


flappybird pulled from apple app store

Note that most iOS device users are reporting that they can still see Flappy Bird on the iTunes store but they simply can’t install it. That is what I encountered when I looked up the game from a PC.


It is worth noting that the developer account associated with Dong Nguyen and his solo effort Gears Studio has also been deleted. What’s cooking?

For those asking, I went a step higher and moved from 33 to 50. It was a good run Flappy Bird, on to the next one!

 


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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.