Sunday, February 9, 2014

FLAPPY BIRD GETS THE BEAK! CREATOR TAKES DOWN THE APP





'Flappy Bird' creator, Dong Nguyen, sent out a public tweet stating that the infamous app will be taken down today. "It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore." hmm let's talk about this




For those unfamiliar, Flappy Bird requires those playing the iOS and Android game to tap, tap, tap, to keep their bird flying through a series of obstacles. Tough obstacles. Some say that this move (to take down Flappy Bird) is a marketing ploy to get people to rush to download it before it's taken down - which seems logical, due to the fact of Nguyen gaining over 45,000 twitter followers since he released the infamous tweet, which implies people want to get instant updates about the status of the game and/or any other future app Nguyen creates. 

Nguyen is reported to be bringing in more than $50,000 a day from in-app advertising revenue. It would be understandable if say, Nintendo was suing him for ripping off their art, but he claims that isn’t the case. “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”


So he say's it's ruining his life, but he's not selling it? Maybe this is a marketing ploy to attract unique users to download the app. Or maybe, just maybe he's telling the truth and just doesn't want to spread the evilness of the beak. 
Source: Forbes & Marketing Land