As expected, developer Dong Nguyen has removed his popular Flappy bird app from the App Store as of around Noon ET. While the app still shows up in iTunes, it isn’t available for download. Those who’ve downloaded it already will be able to continue playing.
It isn’t exactly clear why Nguyen removed the popular app but it seems like the Developer didn’t find the negatives of being in the limelight to his liking. In a series of Tweets yesterday, Nguyen said that “I cannot take this anymore.” and “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
It is estimated that the app was earning him hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. He said he wasn’t interested in selling the app and it will likely spawn many ripoffs.