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Apple, Google, clamping down on Flappy Bird clones

17
Feb
2014

The Flappy Bird phenomenon did not end a week ago with its developer taking the app down out of guilt. Instead, after the unexpected disappearance of the addictive game, many clones popped up in app stores, trying to bank on the popularity of Flappy Bird. But TechCrunch reports that won’t be possible anymore, as both Apple and Google are apparently taking action against developers who submit clones to the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively. Even though clones made it to both app stores in the past days, it looks like developers that are trying to have their new clones approved are unable to publish their Flappy Bird versions. Developer Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media said on Twitter

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