Apple, Google rejecting new Flappy apps

On February 17, 2014


Last week Flappy Bird was removed from the App Store by the developer, within mere hours a slew of Flappy clones entered the App Store.

Now however both Apple and Google are starting to fight back by rejecting any apps that are apparent clones of Flappy Bird. Any app with the word Flappy in the title is rejected if the app also appears to be a copy of the original Flappy Bird.

While Apple is rejecting apps based on the fact that they believe the apps are attempting to “leverage a popular app.” Google is much more harsh and simply state that these apps are rejected because they are spam. According to App Store review guidelines:

We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps.