Flappy Bird fallout: Apple, Google rejecting apps with the word "flappy" in the title

Following an onslaught of Flappy Bird clones, it seems Google Play and the iTunes App Store have started to filter out "flappy" apps.

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Following an onslaught of Flappy Bird clones, it seems the iTunes App Store and Google Play have started to filter out apps that contain the word "flappy."

Mobile game developer Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media said on Twitter that his game, Flappy Dragon, was rejected by the iTunes authorization process because the app's name "attempts to leverage a popular app."

As Carpenter correctly points out, the iTunes App Store currently still hosts plenty of clones, like Flappy Bee, Flappy Plane, Flappy Bird Flyer, etc, but isn't accepting more apps with the word "flappy" in the title anymore.

One ridiculous attempt to ride the coattails of the Flappy Bird phenomenon is "Flappy Bird - Gift of Valentine's Day and Lover's Day," which has nothing to do with birds or flapping. It's just a free photo app, which might make some money from advertising if people download it expecting the return of Flappy Bird.

Carpenter and other mobile developers have reported that apps that use the word "flappy" are being rejected by Google Play as well.

Carpenter said that he's resubmitting his game to iTunes with the title "Derpy Dragon."

Dong Nguyen, the creator of the simple but brutally difficult Flappy Bird pulled the game from app stores on Feb. 9, but not because of legal reasons, he said.

Discussion

75 comments
bourne714
bourne714

I recently submitted one of my games that was titled "Flappy Pu$$y."  It was rejected.  Now I know it was because of the word "Flappy."    

Dream-on-stereo
Dream-on-stereo

No f***** bird flies like that, kinda heavy nose bird damn...

wreckloose88
wreckloose88

Damn, just as I was working on my game flappy ball sacs...

daleksecond
daleksecond

Well, flappy flap is gone


my new game: Fappy Fap

Johny_47
Johny_47

Hahahaha so they should, generic pile of turd covered in sewage.

donmega1
donmega1

when are they gonna ban flappy bird blogs? and  when did gamespot get outsourced? 

xophaser
xophaser

I for some reason thought flappybird did the same thing to angry birds like these apps here.

nhim8989
nhim8989

It was a pity that Dong Nguyen remove the game, he could developed it further. Well, it must be time for a new tittle

delta5931
delta5931

Windows needs to block all games with the word "Zombie" anywhere in the entire article. You would not BELIEVE how many Zombie games are on WP.

tomservo51
tomservo51

This is why I'm switching back to driod. Apple users are idiots.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Should have rejected Flappy Bird to begin with, what a joke.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Can we forget this little game ever happened?  It was just a simplified Mario swimming level.  You know, the level you always hated.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Run, run for the money you greedy pieces of s***

And Mobile phone supporters say that home gaming devices kill creativity...

Zandan
Zandan

Thanks for the info. I'm so sorry for this Ken Carpenter. How can they do that to him?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Good hopefully no more with these Flappy Cr*ppy app games.

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

Holy crap. Enough with this Flappy Bird nonsense. The game is a good time-waster when you're sitting around doing nothing, that's it. Not a big deal that the game was taken down. There are a million other apps one can choose from to waste their time. Give this Flappy Crap a rest already.

glennvolio
glennvolio

Quick, somebody make a game called Flappy Titties.

Hurvl
Hurvl

What about Floppy Birds? Fappy Birds? Happy Birds? How far will they go, because these clone makers will surely go even farther if they can make some money out of it.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Damn...there goes my Flappy Ferret game.

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

Still was making a lot of money that game for being so simple, and for some reason people are trying to buy iPhones with it preinstalled for close to $1000. I wouldn't blame the people writing the news, but rather blame the people who are giving a reason to make it news.

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

Expect a muppets one with the Swedish Chef called Flurppy Burrd.

blackothh
blackothh

but i want my damn flappy cut of the 50k a day!

e5115271
e5115271

Enough with the all the flappy bird non-news ffs.

so_hai
so_hai

Well that's a start - they should be blocking most of the garbage, untested, redundant, and boring apps infesting the market anyway. 

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I'll never understand the hype revolving around this game or its news.

You fly a bird past pipes, WHO GIVES A F****!!!!!!!!

SJGSpook
SJGSpook

I've made  a game called Floppy Fowl. Would this be acceptable?

DrKill09
DrKill09

Well then, when does Fappy Bird come out?  :P

Merseyak
Merseyak

ive got no gripe with casual games i play the odd little phone game myself the problem i have is the extent to which people have gone to with it lol it just shows that the majority of people are cattle and need to be lead or they just walk into walls 

lostn
lostn

Good. It's about time someone killed this annoying fad.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

Want a FUN game play Pocket Planes and/or Pocket Trains. Now THOSE are fun games.

xwestsdeaznx
xwestsdeaznx

Does this game remind you of some flash game involving helicopters? It was on newgrounds or something, and a left click would make the heli fly up and not pressing makes it drop and you had to avoid these things that stuck out  of the ground. Does anyone know what I'm talking about

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

And this is why mobile gaming will never be considered real gaming.

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

the game was trash to begin with... no wonder i dont bother with cell phone games..

mikees1
mikees1

Windows phones still exist? I had one of them, worst phone I ever had. Thought they'd have gone the same way as Betamax and HDdvd by now.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Fursnake I wonder if my worthless vampire game Count Flappula will be rejected or not.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Shelledfade1 People are always looking for the new, popular thing to do (because they can't choose something themselves) and when enough people start doing one thing, no matter how stupid, other people just tag along. That's true with everything and throughout history as well. 

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@xwestsdeaznx YES!!!!!!!! Games like this have been made since the baby years of the internet and flash.