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  • Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawker spotted the dev’s tweeted response to a question about whether or not it would ever return, which is an unequivocal “Yes.” @painfullpacman Yes. But not soon.— Dong Nguyen… Read More

  • Miley’s Lawyers Want “Flying Cyrus” Off The App Store

    Miley’s Lawyers Want “Flying Cyrus” Off The App Store

    Israeli company Talo Games has been asked by Miley Cyrus’s legal team to remove “Flying Cyrus – Wrecking Ball,” currently the fifth most popular free iPhone application in the U.S., from the iTunes App Store, we’ve learned. According to Cyrus’s lawyers, “Flying Cyrus” infringes on their client’s rights, and represents an “unauthorized… Read More

  • Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Everyone is building “Flappy Bird” clones now, even Apple Design Award-winning app developers like Tapity, apparently. The company, known as the makers of well-built and beautifully designed apps like Languages, Grades 3, and Hours, recently explained why they felt the need to throw their hat into the highly-pixelated ring, with this week’s launch of their latest app… Read More

  • Flappy Bird Was Ported To The Commodore 64 Because Why Not

    Flappy Bird Was Ported To The Commodore 64 Because Why Not

    Remember when Doom porting to obscure systems was a thing? You were only a true nerd once you had Doom running on your Ti-83. Now it’s Flappy Bird as witnessed by this C64 port. As the product page notes, the game was coded by a Vietnamese developer, .Gears, and later ported to C64 by an indie game dev, Sos. The overnight rise and demise of Flappy Bird only increases the app’s draw. Read More

  • Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are filled with clones that mimic the addicting, frustrating game that became this… Read More

  • Why Fads Fade: The Inevitable Death Of Flappy Bird

    Why Fads Fade: The Inevitable Death Of Flappy Bird

    On February 8, 2014, an app called Flappy Bird held the coveted No. 1 spot in the Apple App Store. The app’s 29-year-old creator, Dong Nguyen, reported earning $50,000 a day from the game. Then, the Vietnamese developer sent a shocking message. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken

    Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk everything under the sun; Flappy Bird, Nadella and Bill, Foursquare, and the politics of health care. Not your usual fake banter and tea, but something in the air. We're breaking in the new TriCaster and Skype array, and close to solving the sound dynamics. This show has a spirit on the rise, the notion… Read More

  • If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    Imagine that you are a teenager and the most annoying person in your class has a massive crush on you. Your would-be paramour keeps following you around like a lovesick puppy. What do you do? Well, if you have a particularly sadistic streak, you send your object of disaffection a message through Amazing Cupid. The twist? In order to see your note, he or she has to earn a certain number of points… Read More

  • TC Droidcast Episode 21: Is Flappy Bird Really Gone And Are Contextual Launchers Useful?

    TC Droidcast Episode 21: Is Flappy Bird Really Gone And Are Contextual Launchers Useful?

    The bird is the word this week on the TechCrunch Droidcast: That pixelated fowl from Flappy Bird has wormed its way into everyone’s hearts. We discuss the game, and the strange circumstances surrounding its creation and apparent demise. Also, we debate the usefulness and potential of Mozilla’s new Android launcher. This week is also the 7th Annual Crunchies, our annual awards gala to… Read More

  • Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store

    Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store

    Yesterday, the developer behind Flappy Bird said he would be removing the remarkably/mysteriously successful game from the App Store in just 22 hours. Sure enough, the game appears to be gone. And in its spot on the #1 spot on the leaderboard? A Flappy Birds clone. Read More