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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