The popularity of iOS game Flappy Bird and the developerâ€™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.
Rumor: Flappy Bird may have been removed from the App Store on Nintendo’s request [Update: Nintendo denies it]
Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called â€śHERE,â€ť 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 â€śharm user experience.â€ť
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.
Developers of Launch Center Pro,Â 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.”