Apple And Google Block Games with “Flappy” in Title



To protect users from Spam, Apple and Google has started rejecting games with ‘Flappy’ word in title. This move came after researchers reported fake infected apps claiming to be Flappy Bird. These apps were tricking users to send SMS to premium numbers.

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Mind Juice Media tweeted that their app “Flappy Dragon” was rejected from App Store. Apple told him “we found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app,” says Ken Carpenter of Mind Juice Media.

Apple told him the reason about the rejection:


22.2: Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations will be rejected
We found that your app, and/or its metadata, contains content that could be misleading to users, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
We found your app name attempts to leverage a popular app.

There are many other Game developers who are reporting the same issue.

Google is also rejecting app submission that use Flappy Bird. It has already blocked many apps contains ‘Flappy’ word in title.