Apple and Google Go After Flappy Bird Clones

There are reports that both Apple App Store and Google Play are rejecting submitted apps that have the word ‘Flappy’ in their title. Flappy birds

A game developer named Ken Carpenter has claimed that Apple did not accept his Flappy Dragon game saying that it “attempts to leverage a popular app”.

While Mr Carpenter admits that he tried to benefit from the removal of popular Flappy Bird game but his game was rejected because it “contains content that could be misleading to users, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines”.

Flappy Bird game is not available for download by users on both Google Play and Apple’s App store after its creator removed it from both app stores citing the reason that it had become too addictive. 

Mr Carpenter has since renamed his game as Derpy Dragon after it was rejected once by Apple and twice by Google Play Store.

“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. My app was originally published with no issue and was online and searchable for a few hours,” he said while talking to  TechCrunch.

He said that he also received a no Fair warning Warning email from Google Play saying that this was against the ‘spam’ provision mentioned in the Google Play terms and conditions.

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