Apple, Google rejecting gaming apps with ‘Flappy’ in title

Washington, Feb. 16: Following the removal of Flappy Bird app from online stores by its creator Dong Nguyen, Apple and Google are having a rough time turning down gamers, mimicking the popular game by adding “Flappy” to their creations.

The App Store’s top charts are overflowing with clones of this year’s viral hit “Flappy Bird” which was taken down by Nguyen after he had trouble handling the sudden fame.

According to Tech Crunch, Apple rejected an app called “Flappy Dragon” created by a Vancouver-based game designer Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media, saying that his app attempted to leverage a popular app and was in violation of the App Store Review Guidelines.

Apple cited reason for rejecting the app and said that as per the guidelines, apps that contain false or misleading representations will be rejected. (ANI)