Flappy Bird has taken the world by storm recently, becoming the most popular app on both Android and iOS. Whether you love it or hate it, you know the name. But as of today, with really no reason behind his actions, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has removed the game from the app stores – for good.
Flappy Bird is simple, irritating, and highly addictive. Since its release last May, the app has been downloaded 50 million times, with nearly 50,000 reviews on the app store. The app also brings in about $50,000 a day from in-app advertising revenue. So what could possibly drive Nguyen to remove the app? He simply said, “I cannot take this anymore.”
Apparently shoveling in $50,000 a day from an app is just too much for some people to handle. On the plus side, if you’ve already downloaded the app, it should still function normally. On the downside, if you deleted it because you lost a few times, you won’t be able to get it back.
Fly away, Flappy Bird. We barely knew you, and most of the world probably hated you, but you will be missed. Or will you?
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