Twitterrific Flappy Bird Easter Egg

Video: Twitterrific makes what is hopefully the last Flappy Bird homage

By on February 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Video: Twitterrific makes what is hopefully the last Flappy Bird homage

Flappy Bird is dead, and all of the shameless clones in world won’t bring it back. Despite the game’s fading relevance, the developers of the Twitterrific app have opted to pay tribute to game that stole our hearts with a recent update. iDownloadBlog happened across a simplistic Flappy Bird clone called Ollie Soars hidden within the Twitter timeline of the Twitterrific app, featuring Twitterrific’s own avian mascot. In order to access Ollie Soars, just drag the timeline all the down to the bottom of the screen, further than would be necessary to refresh it, and the game should begin. Check out a video of the homage below. More →

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Flappy Bird High Score Game Ending Concept

Video: Here’s how Flappy Bird should end

By on February 19, 2014 at 11:45 PM.

Video: Here’s how Flappy Bird should end

A new video posted on YouTube imagines how the endless Flappy Bird game might actually end. User pipocaVFX proposes that once the 999 score is reached, the game should end with a Mario-like boss killing the Flappy Bird. This game ending is not real in any way, as it’s just a computer-generated visual sequence showing the Flappy Bird fly through a tricky course from a score of around 910 to 999. More →

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How To Sell iPhone Flappy Bird

This cash-for-gadgets site is paying extra for phones with Flappy Bird

By on February 18, 2014 at 2:51 PM.

This cash-for-gadgets site is paying extra for phones with Flappy Bird

Are you angry that online auction giant eBay isn’t allowing you to sell your smartphone with Flappy Birds installed for $1,000 or more? Well we’re likely now approaching the tail end of the Flappy Bird phenomenon anyway, but some companies are still finding creative new ways to capitalize on the craze before it vanishes. One such company is UpgradeSwap. More →

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New Flappy Bird Download

Video: Flappy Bird game may actually live on after all

By on February 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Video: Flappy Bird game may actually live on after all

While the simple, yet infuriatingly difficult to play Flappy Bird game has been officially removed from app stores out of guilt, the game name may actually live on for other similar apps. While some developers are simply looking to make a quick buck in the fallout of Flappy Bird’s removal by releasing all sorts of clones including online game versionsthough Apple and Google have started taking a firm stance against it – others have thought of a smarter method of preserving the game, Phandroid reports. More →

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Flappy Bird iOS Android Clone

Apple, Google, clamping down on Flappy Bird clones

By on February 17, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Apple, Google, clamping down on Flappy Bird clones

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. More →

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Flappy Bird Online

Even more Flappy Birds clones: Sesame Street and multiplayer versions available

By on February 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Even more Flappy Birds clones: Sesame Street and multiplayer versions available

After the original Flappy Bird game was removed from the App Store and Google Play Store out of addictiveness-related guilt, a plethora of Flappy Bird copies and clones emerged, some safer to play than others. Further proof of the popularity of this simple, yet difficult to play, game is the fact that even Sesame Street has created its own Flappy Bird clone, ABC News reports, appropriately called Flappy Bert. More →

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Flappy Bird Download Malware

Beware of the unofficial Flappy Bird Android malware-laden downloads

By on February 12, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Beware of the unofficial Flappy Bird Android malware-laden downloads

Unsurprisingly, after the popular Flappy Bird game was officially removed from app stores, the game popped up online and spurred a variety of clones. But malware-injected unofficial copies of Flappy Bird have also been discovered, targeting Android devices, The Next Web reports. More →

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Flappy Bird Clones iOS

What in God’s name have you done, Flappy Bird?

By on February 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

What in God’s name have you done, Flappy Bird?

The Flappy Bird saga may be the stupidest phenomenon the world has seen since Linsanity but it’s definitely a phenomenon nonetheless. App Annie points out that Flappy Bird clones are now the No. 1 games on iOS charts in more than 30 different countries including the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. More →

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Flappy Bird Revenue

We just learned that the leading mobile app makes 60 times more money than Flappy Bird

By on February 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

We just learned that the leading mobile app makes 60 times more money than Flappy Bird

This has been an illuminating month for the mobile application business. Based on its daily download volume (as high as 2 million) and simple banner ad format, Flappy Bird has been estimated to make roughly $50,000 a day. Just recently, a hacker revealed that Supercell is making more than $5 million a day from its two mobile apps, Clash of Clans and Hay Day. According to our industry sources in Helsinki, Clash of Clans is roughly twice as profitable as Hay Day, which would mean that the daily global gross revenue from Clash of Clans alone tops $3 million a day.

And that’s the app industry in a nutshell. More →

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Flappy Bird Interview

Flappy Bird creator reveals why he made the game so infuriatingly difficult

By on February 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

Flappy Bird creator reveals why he made the game so infuriatingly difficult

When Nguyen Ha Dong released Flappy Bird on iOS and Android, he had no idea how different his life would become. The frustrating mobile game shot to the top of the app charts and Nguyen started pulling in $50,000 a day from advertising. But he didn’t want the spotlight, so he recently made the decision to pull the game from Apple and Google’s app stores. Now, furious Flappy Bird fans want him dead. The dust is finally settling following Nguyen’s move to discontinue the game, and he has done a handful of interviews to discuss the matter. We already covered the developer’s real reason for pulling the title, and now in a separate interview Nguyen reveals why he made the game so infuriatingly difficult to play. More →

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Why Flappy Bird Was Removed

Here’s the real reason Flappy Bird was removed

By on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Here’s the real reason Flappy Bird was removed

In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has revealed the real reason he removed the extremely popular app from the App Store and the Google Play Store. According to Nguyen, the game’s addictiveness is what convinced him to remove it, and the app is not coming back. “Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” the developer said “But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.” More →

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Flappy Bird Clone Pebble App Store

Did you miss downloading viral hit Flappy Bird? Here’s how to play it right now on any phone

By on February 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

Did you miss downloading viral hit Flappy Bird? Here’s how to play it right now on any phone

Did you miss your chance to download the inexplicably popular Flappy Bird before its creator unceremoniously removed it from app stores? No need to threaten to murder him — there is at least one way to get your small-birds-avoiding-pipes fix without spending $90,000 on an iPhone with the game preinstalled. Software developer Ural Özden has recreated Flappy Bird in the browser, and since the game uses HTML5, you can play in on your mobile device once again, as if it had never disappeared in the first place. More →

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Flappy Bird Removal

Furious fans threaten to murder Flappy Bird creator for pulling game

By on February 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Furious fans threaten to murder Flappy Bird creator for pulling game

Flappy Bird came from out of nowhere and rocketed to the top of mobile app stores’ charts, but the man who created the game wasn’t ready for the spotlight. Nguyen Ha Dong’s insanely frustrating mobile app was reportedly pulling in $50,000 a day for the developer, but according to a series of tweets it was also ruining his “simple life.” As such, he announced over the weekend that he planned to pull the game from Apple and Google’s mobile app stores — and on Sunday he followed through.

Flappy fans were not happy. More →

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