Following the untimely death of Flappy Bird hundreds of developers began creating clones of the game hoping to cash in on the $50,000 a day revenue that Flappy Bird was reportedly earning. According to a recent report it looks as if Google and Apple are getting a little sick of Flappy this and Flappy that and have started to reject games of a similar nature.
Along with the hundreds of clones various apps on Google Play posing as Nguyen’s legendary app have been dishing out malware and viruses – not good at all. TechCrunch has reported that a number of developers have started to have submissions for clones rejected and blocked by both app stores.
One developer received the following notice from Apple:
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.
Taking a quick look at Twitter it also seems that a number of other developers have been receiving rejection notices for simply having “Flappy” in the title.
This is just not my fucking week: Rejected. “We found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app.” Which app? FB doesn’t exist!?!?!
— Ken Carpenter (@MindJuiceMedia) February 15, 2014
So if you’re hoping to cash in on the Flappy Fiasco it’s looking like you’re going to have to be a little more creative with the name as well as the overall premise of the game. In fact, just create something new. There’s enough Flappy Bird clones to curb anyone’s addition.