Apple Now Refusing Apps With "Flappy" In Their Title

Although some people didn't like the successful Flappy Bird game that took the hearts of many people, this doesn't prevent developers of Flappy Bird to earn $50,000 per day from the ads inside the game. Unfortunately the game was removed from the App Store by the developer for some unknown reasons.. Today Apple is declaring war on apps with "Flappy" in their titles..

Earlier today, Apple has just started rejecting apps with "Flappy" word in their titles. One developer has found his app rejected during the iTunes authorisation process because it’s attempted to “leverage a popular app”.

Apple said about Flappy Bird that was downloaded on thousands of Apple devices has "become an addictive product." Other developers are reporting their apps are being removed over branding issues as well…

Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch:
Word has it that both Apple and Google are now rejecting games that have the word “flappy” in their title.
The iPhone maker reportedly told Vancouver-based game designer Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media that his app called ‘Flappy Dragon’ was in violation of a clause in the App Store Review Guidelines that covers apps which contain “false, fraudulent or misleading representations will be rejected”.

And here's the message he received:
“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,” Apple told the developer. “We found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app”.
It is a very interesting thing that apps can be that of a big deal for Apple..

He also got yanked from Google’s Play store, too!
“The first time I assumed it was because I included a phrase about ‘Flappy Dragon’ being the best flapping game to play now that ‘Flappy Bird’ is dead,” Carpenter says. “My app was originally published with no issue and was online and searchable for a few hours”.
So this doesn't make any sense, why would Apple reject any app with "Flappy" in their titles ? This is insane.. I suppose..

The proliferation of Flappy Bird clones is definitely getting out of hand and causing some consumer confusion.

App Store is full of many apps with "Flappy" in their titles and they could be removed anytime...

But who can blame Apple ?


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