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Nokia: It would have been nice to have Flappy Bird on Windows Phone

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Flappy Bird missed its planned Windows Phone launch

Flappy Bird is gone but not forgotten as Nokia states “it would have been nice” to have Flappy Bird on Windows Phone.

Having gone from app obscurity to global sensation overnight, mobile gaming phenomenon Flappy Bird missed a Windows Phone launch, dramatically being pulled from all platforms just days before it was due to launch on Microsoft’s mobile OS.

Now, speaking out on the missed opportunity, Nokia, the leading Windows Phone handset manufacturer, has expressed its disappointment on not adding Flappy Bird to the WP line-up but defended the platform’s app selection.

It would have certainly have been nice to have [Flappy Bird] on Windows Phone,” Bryan Biniak, Nokia’s Vice President and General Manager of Developer Experience said speaking with TrustedReviews.

He added: “Clearly it’s a much more complex set of issues than pulling it down for support issues.”

Despite the Windows Phone 8 OS continuing to be knocked for its lack of high profile applications, Biniak has claimed this is not a concern.

“I don’t think it is getting in our way of selling phones right now,” he told us.

“If you look at the gaps – and we just announced Adobe, we announced BBM – there is only a few of those top developers that are missing.”

Having been pulled early last month, Flappy Bird was culled at its peak, with predictions suggesting the app was generating a staggering $50,000 per day in ad revenue.

Pulling the game from the spotlight, developer Dong Nguyen stated: “I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.”

Speaking on Twitter he added: “People are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace."

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toboev

March 8, 2014, 9:59 am

I don't get it. There seem to be 101 various "flappy" apps on WP. How different can they be to the original? What's the difference?

AMRooke

March 9, 2014, 5:48 am

Agreed, I installed Flappy Bird on my Lumia 920 long ago, and there seem to be even more versions now. I haven't missed anything . . .

Manny Escalante

March 12, 2014, 5:56 am

I'm from the Philippines, my Lumia 620 windows phone is flappy bird installed and I am selling it. if your interested in buying it just pm me at my fb account....Manny Escalante (jsbbc circle)

anoopmunshi

March 24, 2014, 5:37 pm

Its there is windows store you can check if you want on this link http://www.windowsphone.com/en...

Evan

March 25, 2014, 12:27 pm

It was released a couple of weeks after this story was published but thanks for the link.

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