Feeds

Crap flap-app flap chap yaps: Yes, FLAPPY BIRD is comin' back

GREAT NEWS! Crushing reminder of the life's futility may return to App Store

Reducing security risks from open source software

The reluctant app mogul behind the viral hit Flappy Bird has given a clear "yes" to bringing the infuriating game back from the dead.

In a tweet posted this week, developer Dong Nguyen said his game will be returning to Apple's App Store, albeit not right now.

Nguyen was rocketed into the public spotlight earlier this year when his game Flappy Bird became a runaway hit on Apple's iOS App Store, claiming the top spot in the download charts, and apparently netting tens of thousands of dollars a day in ad revenues for its creator.

Renowned for being virtually impossible to master, the highly addictive mobile game challenged Android and iOS users to navigate a bird through a series of obstacles along a narrow path.

The sudden fame and fortune, however, caught Vietnam-based Nguyen off guard and, unable to deal with the deluge of attention brought by the game, the programmer decided to pull the plug on Flappy Bird, removing the title from the Apple App Store and Google Play markets.

Following the shutdown, a number of Flappy Bird impostors and offshoots emerged. The game was rebranded as a cryptocurrency, a malware trojan, and even as a small-time gambling ring.

Nguyen had previously given hints that Flappy Bird could one day return, telling Rolling Stone that he was considering a remake of the game. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.