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This article was published on February 16, 2014


Apple and Google rejecting games with “Flappy” in the title

Apple and Google rejecting games with “Flappy” in the title
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If you hadn’t heard enough about Flappy Bird already, here’s some more: Google and Apple are now actively rejecting other games that contain ‘Flappy’ in the title.

The move is an apparent effort to stem the flow of clones appearing in the respective stores, since over the last few days we’ve already seen a number of them emerge such as Flappy Doge, Sesame Bird, Fall Out Bird. TechCrunch reports a number of developers have submitted clones only to have them rejected swiftly by both Apple and Google.

If you’re planning on building yet another Flappy Bird clone it might be best to avoid using “Flappy” at all.

➤ Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title [TechCrunch]