Apple fighting Flappy Bird clones, rejecting games with ‘Flappy’ in title

Apple fighting Flappy Bird clones, rejecting games with ‘Flappy’ in title

The popularity of iOS game Flappy Bird and the developer’s subsequent move to take the app down from the App Store has surprised a number of people. It has also led to the creation of dozens and dozens of Flappy Bird clones that are trying to cash in on the popularity of the original title.

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Rumor: Flappy Bird may have been removed from the App Store on Nintendo’s request [Update: Nintendo denies it]

Rumor: Flappy Bird may have been removed from the App Store on Nintendo’s request [Update: Nintendo denies it]

You may have probably heard by now that Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, the unexpected smash hit, that broke records for its atmospheric climb to the top of iOS App Store charts, has removed the game from the App Store.

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Developer removes FlappyBird from App Store

Developer removes FlappyBird from App Store

As promised, Dong Nguyen, the developer of FlappyBird, has removed the game from the App Store.

The unexpected smash hit broke records for its atmospheric climb to the top of iOS App Store charts before it was removed.

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Apple rejects Encrypted Chat app Cryptocat from App Store

Apple rejects Encrypted Chat app Cryptocat from App Store

Cryptocat is an encrypted chatting service that lets no one apart from the sender and receiver see the actual content of the message. The developer of the service recently submitted an iPhone Cryptocat app, but it was rejected by Apple for “illegitimate” reasons.

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Nokia pulls Here Maps for iOS from App Store over iOS 7 changes that “harm user experience”

Nokia pulls Here Maps for iOS from App Store over iOS 7 changes that “harm user experience”

Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called “HERE,” possibly to try to fill the void caused by the removal of the stock Google Maps app from iOS. The company has now pulled Here Maps from the App Store, citing changes in iOS 7 that “harm user experience.”

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Apple rejects TextExpander Touch for using Reminders to Share Snippets

Apple rejects TextExpander Touch for using Reminders to Share Snippets

Smile Software, the developer of TextExpander Touch for iOS, the extremely useful typing utility, has relied on workarounds to get around some of the limitations of iOS.

One such workaround was the way the app used Reminders for shared snippet data storage for the inter-app communication limitation.

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Apple asks Launch Center Pro developers to remove Undocumented URLs to Apple apps

Apple asks Launch Center Pro developers to remove Undocumented URLs to Apple apps

Developers of Launch Center Pro, the app that lets you create shortcuts for common actions, were asked by Apple to remove shortcuts to preinstalled iOS apps like Calendar, Game Center etc. since they are considered to be “Undocumented APIs.”

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SNES Emulator sneaks into the App Store, download before it gets pulled

SNES Emulator sneaks into the App Store, download before it gets pulled

Another emulator, this time for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, has sneaked into the App Store in the form of a file management app called “Remote File Manager.”

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Apple pulls Bang With Friends from the App Store

Apple pulls Bang With Friends from the App Store

Bang With Friends, a service that let users hookup with their Facebook friends, debuted on iOS earlier this month. However, just 10 days later, Apple has removed the app from the App Store.

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Messaging app LINE told by Apple to axe paid sticker gifting feature

Messaging app LINE told by Apple to axe paid sticker gifting feature

Apple has ordered LINE, a popular messaging service in Asian countries, to remove the ability to let users gift paid stickers from its iOS app.

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