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Flappy Bird Fans Threatening the Developer for Pulling the Game

On the weekend, the developer behind the insanely popular (or irritatingly popular?) game Flappy Bird dropped a bombshell on its fans by tweeting …

Google Play

Flappy Bird creator says he took it down because it was too addictive

In his first interview since he took the viral hit down from the Play Store, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen says he became too stressed with the attention that the game garnered and that Flappy Bird was simply too addictive.<p>Talking to <i>Forbes</i>, Nguyen said he didn’t really expected users to develop …

Media Industry

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

Google Play

Flappy Bird is dead - but brilliant mechanics made it fly

The creator of Flappy Bird has removed the game from app stores, ostensibly unable to cope with the criticism. Why all the hate? Because it’s how successful games draw you in.<p>Flappy Bird has flapped its last. It is an ex-bird. The minimalist pipe-avoidance sim that scorched to the top of the iPhone …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Taking App Down: 'I Cannot Take This'

After soaring into our hearts with equal parts frustration and addiction, it looks like the viral smartphone game "Flappy Bird" is coming in for a landing. For good.<p>The Vietnam-based creator of the surprise mobile gaming sensation, Dong Nguyen, tweeted Saturday that he would be taking the game down …

Flappy Bird recreation finds a home in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

<i>Flappy Bird</i> has found new life in <i>LittleBigPlanet PS Vita</i>, as demonstrated by a video posted by YouTube user simsim001.<p>The recreation uses the handheld's touch capabilities and <i>LittleBigPlanet PS Vita'</i>s creative freedom to imitate the endless flier, formerly available on smartphones via the iTunes …

"Flappy" now gets you rejected from app stores

Have you had your fix of Flappy Bird news? If you are a developer, you might want to read just one more. It has been reported that the Google Play Store and the Apple app store have been rejecting new applications that contain the word “Flappy” in the title.<p>In an effort to slow the addition of …

Apps

Basis said to be in talks with Google and Samsung over smartwatch

Basis Science is just one of many businesses offering up a health tracking companion for your wrist, but this company seems to be valuing itself rather highly, as sources for TechCrunch have heard that the company is attempting to sell itself to some of the big names in the mobile market.<p>The …

Smartwatches

The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and historic with a book?<p>Whether it's your vacation book, a travel guide or your handy map, take a time out with your reading material and enjoy your …