As promised, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, has removed the popular game from the App Store. Flappy Bird has been the number one downloaded free app on Apple’s App Store for almost a month. The game was generating $50,000/day in revenue from in-app ads.
The removal appears to be propagating, but in several locations, Flappy Bird no longer shows up in search, developer’s app listing, and Top Free games.
Nguyen had previously expressed frustration at the attention he has received since the sudden popularity of his game. In a tweet last week he said “Please give me peace.”, and yesterday, he announced that the game would be removed from the App Store today.
In subsequent tweets, he said the removal was not due to legal reasons and that he was not interested in selling the game.