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Google and Apple turns down many “Flappy” games apps submissions

Google and Apple are rejecting the new games from many popular developers towards their respective app stores, just because the word “Flappy” in their apps.

flappy-bird-clonesFollowing the removal of the simple, harder and viral hit of the year “Flappy Bird” game by its Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen from both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, there are many clone apps popped up and even reached the top of the charts.


Having trouble handling the sudden fame by the success of the game, its creator Dong Nguyen pulled the game. He was earning over $50,000 per day via in-app advertisements.

One of the game developer from Vancouver, Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media has submitted the similar game app called as “Flappy Dragon,” which was rejected by Apple and gave the following reasons:

22.2: Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations will be rejected
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.

His game was also rejected from Google Play too. Even the Kuyi Mobile and Happy Mage Games‘ similar game applications also rejected by Google. No-matter the increase in the number of Flappy-kid of game, the Scrappy coco people will always eat up the trends. What’s your opinion?

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